The Ringbrothers Javelin “Defiant”

Ringing in the New Year with the Ringbrothers, yes please!  Unveiled at the 2017 SEMA Show “Defiant!”, is a custom 1972 AMX Javelin that Mike and Jim Ring created to celebrate Prestone’s 90th anniversary.  Friends, this build is custom from nose to tail.  To start with, the Rings extended the Javelin’s wheelbase by moving the wheels forward six and a half inches.  The tail lights, bumpers, trim and engine bay accessories were all machined at the Ringbrothers shop.  Then there’s the custom front end, tucked custom bumper, carbon fiber front fenders and grille.  Oh and that muscular  carbon fiber hood with the hand fabricated aggressive profile to accommodate the 6.2L Hellcat and 4.5L Whipple supercharger underneath.   A Chevy 4L80E Automatic by Bowler Transmissions backs all those Hellcat horses and a sturdy QA1 Carbon Fiber driveshaft transfers that mega power to the pavement. “Defiant!” rolls on a set of HRE Performance Wheels wrapped in Michelin’s best.  With more than 1,000 horses running through this AMX,  “Defiant!” relies on Baer brakes, six-piston calipers to halt those ponies on a dime.  The “Defiant!” one rides on a chassis and front suspension from Detroit Speed and the rear suspension is a custom 4-Link done by the Brothers themselves.  Custom Flowmaster headers and exhaust tame the Javelin’s thunder to a mean growl.  And undoubtedly this baby runs at the perfect temp with Preston Antifreeze coursing through it’s veins.  Wink, wink.  Speaking of Prestone, the distinctive color that accentuates this build to perfection, is BASF’s  “Jalop Gold”, or to my mind “ode to gold with a hint of Prestone”!

According to the Ringbrothers, “‘Defiant!’ is their wildest custom vehicle” to date.  I think you’ll agree the extreme appearance, state of the art build and four digit horsepower sure fits the bill for wild and then some.  Now cast an eyeball at the Winner of the prestigious GoodGuys Gold Awards and one “Defiant!” ride!

Head over to the Ringbrothers Builders Showroom page and check out what this dynamic duo is up to on a daily basis!

Till the next time – Keep on Kruzin!