KMC XD Addict and Nitto Mud Grapplers on a hardcore Jeep Wrangler
This Jeep takes off roading to a new level. Ozzy Tyres are proud distributors of both KMC XD Series wheels and Nitto's Off Road tyre range, and this is a fine example of them both together on a high performance off road machine. Ozzy Tyres has the full range of KMC XD wheels to suit most vehicles and we carry the full Nitto range including Mud Grapplers, Trail Grapplers and Dune Grapplers.
In Australia, the Jeep on and off road market is massive, and Ozzy Tyres have been distributing KMC Wheels for 5 years. The XD series is gaining popularity due to the large array of sizes, offsets, stud patterns and wheel designs. 4WD accessory stores are starting to display the KMC XD Series range in store, and we expect the rise in popularity to continue for some time. The XD Series Addicts featured on this Jeep happen to be the most popular wheel in their large style range. At Ozzy Tyres, we carry the largest range of wheels for Jeep Wranglers which are in stock and ready for shipping Australia wide all year round. We have already sold over 80 sets of XD Series wheels for Wranglers to all corners of the country over the past 2 years.
In the world of SUVs and trucks, those that can conquer any kind of terrain reign king. With many vehicles on the road ditching their muscular off-roading roots for fuel efficient crossover platforms, this ability to drive through anything is becoming a lost art form. But one 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon is still smashing through anything in its path with its KMC XD Series Addict wheels and Nitto Mud Grappler tires along with a number of hardcore all-terrain suspension and engine modifications. The Addict design features a clean concave spoke with silver bolts breaking the black, giving it a touch of subtle aggression.
Right from the factory, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon is an extremely proficient and capable off roader. One owner however wanted to get even more out of his Jeep so he modified with a range of accessories. Starting off with the engine, a new PowerAid throttle body spacer, AirRaid cold air intake, and Gibson cat-back dual exhaust system with matte black finish were all installed to ensure more power was transmitted to all four KMC XD Series Addict wheels and their grippy Nitto Mud Grappler tires.
Just like with most off-road vehicles, a great deal of attention was paid to the suspension, chassis, and drivetrain. A one-inch Daystar body lift system and six-inch TeraFlex Elite Long Arm Suspension System were paired up with 1.75-inch Daystar coil spacers at the front and rear axles to ensure proper clearance and ride. To strengthen the drivetrain, new RCV Performance CV Axles with 4340 32 spline outer/30 spline inner chromoly axle shafts were installed alongside TeraFlex front and rear drive shaft and TeraFlex HD Dana 44 front/rear differential covers that were powdercoated red. Youkon 5.13 gears at the front and rear with anodized red 10 Factory Dana 44 front axle seals ensure maximum performance.
To achieve maximum grip through the mud, dirt, rock, and whatever else could be thrown at it, the Jeep Wrangler was given an all-new wheel and tire fitment. The owner opted to go with a set of 20 x 9.0 KMC XD Series Addict wheels with a matte black finish and 40×15.50R20Nitto Mud Grappler tires with a single matching spare at the rear, just in case of a puncture.
With the chassis and engine set up for performance, a number of exterior details were then installed to finish things off. A new Hurculiner spray-in bedliner HID headlights, fender flares, front winch bumper, and more were installed to make it the perfect off-road machine.
Jeep Wrangler Specifications:
40×15.50R20 Nitto Mud Grappler tires with matching spare
20×9 KMC XD Series Addict wheels in matte black
6″ TeraFlex Elite Long Arm Suspension System
1.75″ Daystar coil spacers front/rear
1″ Daystar body lift
TeraFlex 1.25″ wheel spacers front/rear
TeraFlex hi-steer kit
TeraFlex adjustable front track bar
RCV Performance CV Axles with 4340 32 spline outer/30 spline inner chromoly axle shafts
TeraFlex front and rear drive shafts
TeraFlex HD Dana 44 front/rear differential covers (powdercoated red)
5.13 Yukon gears front/rear
10 Factory Dana 44 front axle seals (anodized red)
PowerAid throttle body spacer
AirRaid cold air intake
Gibson cat-back dual exhaust (painted matte black)
Smittybilt XRC front winch bumper
Smittybilt XRC rear bumper with hitch and tire carrier
Xenon narrow flat panel fender flares
Rock Hard 4×4 sport cage (powdercoated red)
Rock Hard 4×4 license plate relocation bracket (to spare tire)
TeraFlex CB mount
VVE 10,000k HID headlights
4″ HID HIDx brand off-road lights
Rugged Ridge black locking fuel door
Rugged Ridge rear grab handles
Rugged Ridge D-Ring shackles front/rear (painted red)
Crown Automotive clear front turn signal housings
Rubicon electronic lockers front/rear
Rubicon electronic sway bar disconnect system
Hurculiner spray-in bed liner