My family went on vacation to Scottsdale, Arizona, and ran into Brent Graef, one of the managers at the Fairmont Scottsdale Resort. Even though it was vacation time and I only had a point-and-shoot camera, I had to take a ride with Brent into the desert to check out his 2008 JK Unlimited Rubicon.
Brent explained his nickname since high school has been Lazy Moose. He never explained why. Guess why his JK is called LazyMoose?
Rock Krawler 3.5-inch coils...
Rock Krawler 3.5-inch coils and Fox 2.0 shocks impressed us during our ride in LazyMoose.
LazyMoose has been modified so Brent can tackle some of the toughest trails around. The 3.5-inch Rock Krawler X Factor long-arm suspension with Fox shocks works well and provides clearance for the 37-inch Goodyear MTR with Kevlar tires mounted on 17x8.5-inch Pro Comp wheels. The weak JK front housing has been sleeved, gusseted, and has RCV axleshafts and a JKS track-bar bracket.
A full complement of Poison Spyder Customs parts is on and under LazyMoose. Check out the photos for more information on this great daily-driver JK that spends its time off on the hardest trails in the West.
LazyMoose doesn't sound lazy.
||2008 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
||Brent Graef/Scottsdale, Arizona
||NSG370 six-speed manual
|Transfer case/low range ratio:
||Reinforced Jeep Rubicon Dana 44
||Jeep Rubicon Dana 44
|Ring and Pinion:
||5.38 G2 gears
||Jeep Rubicon ELocker
||Jeep Rubicon ELocker
||3.5-inch Rock Krawler X-Factor long arm with Fox 2.0 shocks
||37x12.50R17LT Goodyear MTR with Kevlar
||17x8.5 Pro Comp 8128/4.75-inch
A Mopar cold-air intake and...
A Mopar cold-air intake and Hypertech programmer warm up the OE 3.8L V-6. There are two Optima Marine batteries under the hood.
The Source power distribution...
The Source power distribution system works with the sPOD switch panel to provide LazyMoose with safe, CANbus-friendly accessory attachment and operation.
Yeah, we know, this photo...
Yeah, we know, this photo isn’t the best. The camera was a point-and-shoot. LazyMoose’s OE Dana 44 frontend was strengthened with sleeves and gussets. It was further improved with RCV CV axles, a JKS track-bar bracket, a Poison Spyder Customs diff cover, and 5.38 G2 gears. The OE Elocker was retained. The Fox steering stabilizer keeps shimmy away.
Brent uses his JK. Beneath...
Brent uses his JK. Beneath the splatters, you can see the JKS Quick Disconnect for the swaybar. Why JKS Quick Disconnects when the Jeep is a Smart Bar–equipped Rubicon? Brent likes their adjustability.
The Rubicon Dana 44 rearend...
The Rubicon Dana 44 rearend has 5.38 G2 gears, an OE Elocker, a JKS track-bar bracket, Superior hardened axles, and a Poison Spyder Customs diff cover.
The 241OR Rock-Trac transfer...
The 241OR Rock-Trac transfer case has a 4.0:1 low range and is protected by a Poison Spyder Customs crossmember.
Rock Hard skidplates protect...
Rock Hard skidplates protect the JK’s underside. Tom Wood’s Custom Driveshafts built the front and rear 1310 CV driveshafts. EVO Manufacturing brackets strengthen the OE shock and lower control arm axle mounts.
Rock Krawler’s X Factor suspension...
Rock Krawler’s X Factor suspension comes with high-clearance bracketry and arms.
A Poison Spyder Customs BFH...
A Poison Spyder Customs BFH front bumper protects LazyMoose and holds the Light Force lights and Warn winch.
The Poison Spyder Customs...
The Poison Spyder Customs hood louvers help keep Colorado-Sonoran desert underhood temperatures down.
Poison Spyder Customs tube...
Poison Spyder Customs tube fenders feature reinforced mounts so the “beer-can” JK body panels don’t bend when the fenders are hit.
Poison Spyder Customs JK rocker...
Poison Spyder Customs JK rocker guards have protected LazyMoose from a plethora of rocks.
The fullsize spare travels...
The fullsize spare travels on a Red Rock JK rear bumper and tire carrier. Poison Spyder Customs corners further protect the JK when Brent goes where he’s accustomed to travel.
The interior is functional...
The interior is functional and protected by a Poison Spyder Customs rollbar. Brent carries a Power Tank to air up his tires in the backcountry.
The 37x12.50R17LT Goodyear...
The 37x12.50R17LT Goodyear MTR with Kevlar tires are mounted on 17x8.5 Pro Comp 8128 faux bead lock wheels. LazyMoose has slotted brake rotors and ceramic brake pads to help haul the ’Moose to a stop.