Why do you need a "Stretched" wheelbase?
Simply because when you lift a Jeep and put bigger tires on it you loose the original height-to-length ratio that made it so capable from the factory. This ratio is further exaggerated when we add bigger tires and lower gears (to the axles or transfer case) which create more torque resulting in a very unstable feeling on and off-road!
That is why in 2003 our founder Tony Pellegrino
developed the innovative & revolutionary Crawler EXT gas tank to extend the wheelbase of a Jeep without cutting the body and frame in half.
These specially made gas tanks have been re-shaped to allow more space for the rear axle to be moved back up to 5" (with a Dana 44 or 4” with a Dana 60) by lengthening the suspension control arms (or leafs) NOT the traditional way of cutting the body and frame!
With just a little work our stretch kit
will allow a Jeep to achieve our “MAGIC 100” wheelbase, which is the ideal wheelbase length for a Jeep Wrangler with a 4” lift on 37” tires. After introducing the gas tank, we have added functional and cosmetic body panels (Corner Guards
& Rocker Guards
) that have also been lengthened to make a stretched vehicle look super clean and hardly noticeable (like the one pictured below on 40s!).