Tinker Toy

A 2012 Jeep Wrangler Jk build by @tinkertoyjeepadventures/

Owners, Designers, and Builders - Nathan & Tammy R. We're both long-time automotive enthusiasts who started with the goal of building our iteration of the ultimate all-around Jeep. Sounds easier than it is and we've been doing it ourselves, in our front yard, mostly at night and after work. The priorities are to make it more than capable to take off road, which we do, able to be competitive at most any show 'n' shine we pull up to, which it is, and able to be driven every day both around town and across country, which it is. As these things go, our wish list is still long. Batteries, sleeping arrangement, front differential, lockers, lighting, additional audio/video, more HP/torque, etc. Obviously we're hitting that wall of the more expensive parts but we'll make it. And, no, this is not a SEMA build. At least not yet. /wink Only a hobby

2012 Jeep Wrangler Jk

Build Details

engine

  • iDrive USA
  • - Throttle Controller (Pink)
  • Superchips see
  • - Flashpaq F5 (3874)

exhaust

  • Flowmaster see
  • - 40 Series Muffler (42543) (That link is wrong)--->

drivetrain

  • Factory equipped 3.73 gear ratio
  • Tom Wood's Custom Drive Shafts
  • - 1310 front drive shaft (JK-A2XC-131-N3)

brakes

  • Quadratec
  • - braided stainless brake lines

wheels & tires

  • Dropstars Wheels
  • - 657BM (17”x9")
  • Yokohama
  • - Geolandar M/T G003 (35x12.5R17)

suspension

  • Off Road Only (ORO)
  • - SwayLOC dual rate anti-sway bar (SL-JKLV)
  • Fox
  • - Adventures series 2.0 shocks (983-50-022)
  • JKS Manufacturing
  • - J-Flex adjustable control arms (1610, 1615, 1660, 1665)
  • - J-Spec 3.5” lift (100K)
  • Synergy Manufacturing
  • - Rear sway bar relocation brackets (8086-02)

lighting

  • Spartan 4x4
  • - Next Gen LED Pods (3") (SP-NGP-24w)
  • Xprite
  • - Clear lens amber LED turn signals (TS-JEEP-JK-CLR-G1)
  • - Bold series LED tail lights (TL-JEEP-JK-CLR-G1)
  • - 5" LED Black Hawk series third brake light (Roll bar mounted) (SL-L33-BULB-R)
  • - LED RGB halo headlights (JEEP-G7-KIT-A65)
  • - RGB fog lights (JEEP-G7-KIT-A65)
  • - Victory series bluetooth multi-color RGB LED rock lights (DL-RL-G1-8PC)

exterior

  • Warn Industries
  • - Epic D-Ring Shackles - 18,000 lb (92093)
  • - Epic Winch Hook - 18,000 lb (92091)
  • - Heavy-Duty Epic Recovery Kit (97570)
  • - VR10-S Winch (96815)
  • Alien Sunshade
  • - Front & Rear Passenger Mesh Sun Shade Top Cover for 4-Door JKU
  • Barricade Off-Road
  • - Locking Fuel Door (J100725)
  • - Rock sliders (J100288)
  • Bestop
  • - TrekTop NX soft top w/ 2018 revisions (5685235)
  • E-Autogrilles (EAG)
  • - Front inner fender liners (Aluminum) (JJKFF017)
  • - Quick removal license plate mount (Stainless Steel) (JJKML038)
  • - Rock Crawler series front bumper (JJKFB033)
  • - Rock Crawler series rear bumper w/ tire carrier (JJKRB021)
  • - Safari series trail doors w/ mirrors (JJKTD003)
  • - Tailgate vent plate (JJKML014)
  • E-Most
  • - Hood locks
  • Firestik
  • - 3' AM/FM antenna
  • - 3' CB antenna
  • Iron Cross Automotive
  • - Fenders (GP-FF100, GP-RF200)
  • Jeep
  • - Rubicon rock sliders
  • Jeepy Screens
  • - Door screens
  • McGard
  • - Door hinge locks
  • Monstaliner
  • - Barbaric Pink Liner Coating (on roll bars)
  • Nitrous Outlet
  • - 5lb tank (for CO2) w/ high flow billet valve & gauges
  • - X-Series 5lb bottle bracket w/ build it handle
  • - 4AN braided stainless steel lines
  • Rough Country
  • - 1.25" body lift
  • - 13" AM/FM antenna (dummie)
  • Rugged Ridge
  • - Storage bag (for cab cover)
  • Smittybilt
  • - Topless cab cover
  • Xprite
  • - Aluminum door handle inserts
  • - Gladiator grill

interior

  • AJT Design
  • - Injection Molded key cover
  • - Vent Rings
  • Aries Automotive
  • - 4dr security trunk
  • Axxess
  • - Steering wheel control interface
  • Cobra Electronics
  • - 75 WX ST CB radio
  • GraBars
  • - Front grab handles
  • Getta Grip
  • - Jeep JK shifter
  • - Subaru Shorty shifter modified to fit transfer case
  • Jamhandle (tailgate only)
  • Lizard Skinz
  • - Bike grips on both shifters
  • Painless Performance Products
  • - Trail Rocker Accessory Control System
  • Paracord Planet
  • - Neon Pink Bungees
  • - White Bungees
  • PRP Seats
  • - Enduro Elite Recliner Series seats
  • Pumpkin Auto
  • - Android 7.1 head unit
  • Rock Hard 4x4
  • - Rear seat harness bar placed up high for accessory and 3rd brake light mounting
  • Rockford Fosgate
  • - 6.5" mid-range speakers (4)
  • - Punch series P1000X1bd (1) amplifier
  • - Prime series 1" tweeters (2)
  • - Punch series P3D4-10 (2) subwoofers
  • Sprint Wireless
  • - Sprint Drive Mobile Wifi

other

  • Build Partners......
  • - Dropstars Wheels
  • - Off Road Only (ORO)
  • - Warn Industries, Inc.
  • - Jeepy Screens
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  • Upcoming Events......
  • - Jeepin for Jesus Jamboree Sept 21 in Lufkin, Tx
  • - Nitrous Outlet 4th Annual Cruise In Sept 28th in Ferris, Tx
  • - Hamilton 6th Annual Car Show Oct 5th in Hamilton, Tx
  • - Considering Bouncin' Bikini Crawl '19 in Marble Falls, Tx
  • - Stand Your Ground Show Nov 1st in Houston, Tx
  • - Considering Turkey Drag 2019 Dec 6-8th in Lone Oak, Tx
  • - Lone Star Throwdown 2020 Feb 21st, 2020 in Conroe, Tx
  • - 2nd Annual Lone Star Jeep Invasion Mar 21-22nd in Conroe, Tx
  • - Outbreak 2020 May 15-17th in Lufkin, Tx
  • - Showoff Custom Truck & Car Show 2020 June 5th in Hitchcock, Tx
  • - Unlimited Offroad Show 2020 in Fort Worth, Tx
  • Per our norm, we continue to scout for additional local and large distant events to attend. Although it makes for a busy, time consuming, and expensive hobby, we prefer having an event to attend just about every weekend. Whether it is a show’n’shine or wheeling, we try to stay busy.
  • .
  • Past Highlights.......
  • * 2nd Place Jeep * - 2019 Dallas Dub Show Sept 15th in Dallas, Tx
  • * $25k Raised for Charity * - Ink for Autism Apr 7th in Waco, Tx.
  • * 1st Place 2Dr Jeep * - Battle Grounds Truck & Jeep Show Aug 24th in Houston, Tx
  • * Top 10 * - Unlimited Off-Road Show Apr 6th-7th in Dallas, Tx
  • * 2nd Place Modified Jeep * - 30th Annual Texas Heat Wave July 26-28th in Austin, Tx
  • * Top 50 (12th) * - Outbreak 2019 2nd Annual Car Show May 30th in Lufkin, Tx
  • - 1st Annual Lone Star Jeep Invasion Mar 23rd in Conroe, Tx
  • - Go Topless Weekend May 18th at Crystal Beach, Tx
  • - Discount Tire & BFGoodrich Take Over Bridgeport June 8th in Bridgeport, Tx
  • * More than a dozen Best in Class and Best Female Ride awards from local area shows.

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