Originally published in Issue 26
QUESTION: What do you do when you own an off road shop and both you and your wife love to off road?
ANSWER: You build a Jeep that fits the needs of the family and the shop.
Chad Roy owns Zeus Off Road in the greater Minneapolis, Minnesota area. He initially built this 2005 LJ to showcase his shops skills and highlight his favorite vendor’s products. Chads wife, Shelby competed in the 2018 Rebelle Rally in the Zeus LJ and it tackled all 1650 miles of the Rally flawlessly. It’s a daily driver and trail Jeep all in one, showing that a great trail rig does not require a trailer to get to the trail and back.
Upgrades include, TNT high line fenders, 4.5” suspension lift with Bilstein shocks, TNT 1.25” body mounts, TNT high clearance transfer case skid plate, TNT engine skid plate, Off Road Only SwatLoc, Tom Woods drive shafts, Detroit Lockers, 35” Nitto Ridge Grapplers and the best upgrade for a Rally Jeep or daily driver, a GenRight 31 gallon Safari Gas Tank.
This LJ was built to handle everything it will see in its lifespan and do it while looking great.