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The New Ride For Moab, Utah 2012

Posted in 4x4 parts, Chris Durham Hoods, chris durham in the jeep, Chris's friends wheeling, current projects, durham tested, jeep parts, moab utah, product testing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2012 by patrick cox photography

Well it is that time again. Chris Durham Motorsports is well on the way to Moab, Utah for Easter Jeep Safari. Feast your eyes on the newest design. The custom design started with a frame (as usual). It is a play off of the willys jeep truck. The front grill is an authentic from a “willys jeep here at the shop”. And, the “Chris Durham Motorsports vintage blue” paint job was carefully painted in multiple layers to give that right out of the carolina mountains look. This jeep has many advantages over other designs. As always low-centered, full cage, and very safe. And it will go where many cannot.

The threads occasionally have skeptics (and I track them carefully), so this year we have a bit of a surprise for y-all. So… please stay tuned and check back in the next couple weeks to see what I am talking about. We have something to show you, because talk would only be cheap.

see you if you’re coming, and if not see ya’ll when we return.


images from moab, utah

Posted in Chris Durham Hoods, chris durham in the jeep, durham tested, moab utah on October 3, 2011 by patrick cox photography

Chris Durham Motorsports Parts Catalog

Posted in 4x4 parts, Chris Durham Hoods, durham tested, jeep parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2010 by patrick cox photography

This is the current parts catalog with many of the items for sale. If you don’t see what you are needing, or would like to place and order please call Chris Durham Motorsports at 864-420-1274. you can also send an email to

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Landrovers Modified by Chris Durham

Posted in current projects, durham tested, Land Rovers, wheeling adventures on January 28, 2010 by patrick cox photography

Here are a couple examples of what Chris Durham is capable of doing. Here we have two of my personal Landrovers. A 1995 Defender 90 and a 2004 Discovery II. Basically Chris did the same thing to both. He made them way more capable than stock. Arb lockers front and rear, on board air. Custom rock guarding underneath. He only adds the necessary lift to keep the center low. Most of the people who have ever crawled around my trucks think that the work he did was from the factory.  The way he handles metal is nothing but top notch. I will try to post some the the examples of what i am talking about because it is crazy. Both of these trucks are protected front to back. When I handed them over to Chris, all I said was I want you to do to these truck what you would do if they were yours. Well, except for the part about cutting them with a plasma cutter, which he is very capable of doing, just not what I was going for here if you know what I mean. In my opinion the Discovery below is the best looking one I have ever seen.  notice the back bumper on the discovery is steel NOT stock. Let us know what you think. Enjoy and comments appreciated. More photos to come.

coal creek TN

ice and snow, those icicles were over 10-feet.

aluminium side guards and rock guards

Chris helping us through the V

Posted in current projects, durham tested, parts for sale, product testing, steve whitaker in the jeep, trucks for sale, wheeling adventures with tags on November 20, 2009 by patrick cox photography

only the big boys made it through this.

This hill of clay had no rocks. You could stand in it at the bottom and look up about 10 feet before seeing the top. We had to climb with the left side of the bank with our jeeps, or face sever body scraping and possible body damage. Once we were at the top on a straddle, it was a delicate balance between making it and, well potentially falling in. Chris was there spotting, and frankly there is no better spotter out there.  Steve W. is at the wheel in his well modified green Jeep.

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Last Jeep a 2002 TJ

Posted in durham tested with tags on November 10, 2009 by patrick cox photography

This is the truck Chris used in the 2009 Ultimate Adventure

Rig Recipe
Driver: Chris Durham
Vehicle: 2002 Jeep TJ
Stomping Grounds: South Carolina
Engine: 4.0L I-6
Transmission: 904 automatic
Transfer Case: NP 231
Front Axle: Dana 44, 4.56, Detroit Locker, 10 factory shafts
Rear Axle: Semifloat Dana 60 4.56 Detroit Locker
Suspension: Daystar budget lift, three-link Panhard front, Johnny Joints, rear four-link
Tires & Wheels: 37×12.50×17 Goodyear Kevlar MT/R on Walker Evans Racing beadlocks
Winch & Bumpers: Warn 9,000-pound Powerplant winch, Chris Durham Motorsports bumpers
Other Stuff: slip yoke and 2WD low transfer case kit, custom gas tank, oil pan skidplate, Currie motor mount lift, 2 1/2-inch exhaust, K&N filter

all photos copyrighted by all rights reserved 2009 (c)