Rusty's Rigs - Steven Yankoski

Steven Yankoski - @ThatDarkXJ

The Base

  • Owner: Steven Yankiski @ThatDarkXJ
  • Year & Model: 2000 Jeep Cherokee XJ
  • Engine/Transmission: 4.0L & 4 Speed auto (AW4)
  • Why Rusty's Off-Road: There are many reasons i decided to go with Rusty’s Off-road. One of the most important factors to me is that they are an American company that still makes their products here in the states. Rusty’s has an impeccable reputation when it comes to the Offroad scene and their experience is unmatched. Rusty’s has innovative designs while still being affordable. Those are some of the few reasons I recommend Rusty’s to anyone looking to build an Offroad rig! My Rusty’s parts have preformed past my expectations, Whether on or Offroad I can count on my Rusty’s suspension to hold up. While i was skeptical about going long arm, the Rusty’s 4.5” long arm kit has made the big 35” tires handle and ride like a dream. Going from a stock steering stabilizer to my Rusty’s RX800 was a night and day difference that helped control bump steer that is so common on lifted jeeps.


  • Suspension Lift: Rusty's 4.5" Long Travel 4-Link Kit (Part#RK-405LT-XJ)
  • Shocks: RX100 Performance Shocks 
  • Steering System: Rusty's RX800 Steering Stabilizer, Steering Box Brace
  • Tires: 15x10 4.0BS
  • Wheels: 35x12.5R15


  • Body Armor: Rusty's Cut and Fold Panels with Filler Hose Plate
  • Flat Fender Flares


  • Axles: Rear: Chrysler 8.25 Front: LP D35 Gears: 3.55


Intake, Exhaust, Brakes

  • Upgrades: Magnaflow Exhaust, Powerstop Pads & Rotors


Interior & Accessories

  • Kenwood stereo and speakers
  • Digital rear view mirror W/Backup camera and dash cam
  • Sound Deadening Roof & Floor
  • Renewed Overhead console and headliner


  • TruckLite headlights
  • 50” curved light bar
  • Rear and side lighting


  • 9500Lbs Winch
  • Keeper Recovery straps
  • Miolle Soft shackles.