The Assault Jeep based on the 2007 Wrangler Unlimited

Came across this mean looking Jeep and got in touch with the owner to find out a little bit more. It's not often we feature this type of vehicle on The SkyLife but this level of passion and dedication to details is exactly what it means to be living the skylife, plus it's just awesome. Proclaimed as an assault vehicle, just wait 'till you see what it's hiding...
Assault Jeep Off Road Lift
Mike Gindlesberger was happy to share his story of how this Jeep evolved while under his command, an entrepreneur who happens to manufacture those badass lightbars under the brand Toughlife Off-Road, like the one you see on the hood.
"I have built several jeeps in the past but my 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited surpasses them all."
Zombie Apocalypse Edition Jeep Wrangler

When I was visualizing the build I really wanted to keep in mind that a majority of this jeeps life will be spent on the road. I drive a lot and really wanted to maintain its handling both on and off-road.
Jeep Wrangler Sunset

The jeep had Dana 44 axles when it was bought so I knew that it could take the abuse. I decided to go with a 6" skyjacker lift and the Bilstein gas shocks. The tires were definitely too small so I upgraded to 37" 13.50 Procomp all-terrains and 17" Procomp alloy wheels.
2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

The gas mileage was terrible so I upgraded my gears to 5.13's. It still looked too small so I decided to go ahead and upgrade the Front and rear bumpers. I went with the ARB deluxe JKU front bumper and the swing out rear tire carrier.
Off Road Jeep Wrangler

I had to add a winch so I went with the Smitybuilt xrc 8500 I really liked how the jeep was looking but I needed something different so I decided to build an air system for it. I went with a VI-AIR 200psi quick-fill compressor and a 2 gallon tank, I added air lines to a 7 gallon Aux tank so I can fill my tires quickly. I went with the Horn-blasters 300psi actuator and a 225psi solenoid.
Train Horns installed on Jeep
YES - Those are TRAIN HORNS on this Jeep
I ended up going with the Omega ah-300 and I'm currently pushing about 145 decibels. I am getting around 17 miles per gallon with the re-gear. I am currently thinking about adding lockers and upgrading to a Rock Krawler lift.

Epic. Nicely done Mike. Here's a last photo really showing the full illumination power of that light bar.
LED Light bar - ON

LED Light bar - OFF


  1. You should be advised that the cargo area is curiously barren of thoughtful features that make life easier, such as rear seatback releases or storage bins of any kind.

  2. Jeeps are actually not expensive to maintain. They are almost at par with the national average when it comes to vehicle maintenance costs. This is quite impressive when you consider that it's a four-wheel-drive with high quality and durable components.


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