At High Country we don’t build what we want, we build what
you want. We take your vision and combine it with our 40+ years in the industry to build you a unique, functional, and reliable 4x4 vehicle that can be enjoyed for years to come.
High Country Performance 4x4's history began in Alan Dunn's home garage in 1978. Alan, a tool and die maker by trade, started out by modifying and repairing his friends' early Broncos and by 1980 a legitimate business was born. The backyard garage soon became too small to handle the work that was coming in and he looked for a new location. After a few moves, HCP4X4 eventually ended up in its current location and since 1985, HCP4X4 slowly expanded to take over the entire property.
Alan’s passion for early Broncos was evident at HCP4X4 and he quickly became known as an expert in the field. HCP4X4 was a national source for parts and knowledge based on their trail worthy builds. Alan designed and manufactured fiberglass cowl induction hoods, fender flares and soft door inserts that could be seen on Broncos all over the USA. Though HCP4X4 no longer makes these classic fiberglass parts, they are still offered by Wild Horses Four Wheel Drive.
Alan’s Bronco expertise did not go unnoticed as HCP4X4 made its printed debut in the February 1988 issue of Off-Road magazine. The article was called "Bronco Heaven" and showcased Alan’s Bronco "Crazy Horse". Then the June 1988 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine covered the “Crazy Horse” build as well and the photos were taken in Denver's Mile High Stadium. Pulling off a "Three-peat" in 1988, "Crazy Horse" made the cover of the September issue of 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine.
Unfortunately, Ford did not produce very many 1966-1977 Broncos and the majority had been modified to their limits. As a shortage of Broncos was approaching, HCP4X4 decided to change its focus and Alan bought his first Jeep Wrangler in 1992. After people had grown accustomed to square headlights and YJs began circulating in the used car markets, they became a popular choice for use on Colorado trails. YJs, as with all trail rigs, needed upgrades and HCP4X4 was well up to the task!
Just when HCP4X4 had the YJ all figured out, Jeep released the TJ in 1997. HCP4X4 dove into that new and improved vehicle head first. New companies such as Teraflex began building exciting products for TJs and High Country took a chance on them. Soon the TJ became the hot Colorado trail vehicle and brought many new people into the hobby. These new Wrangler fans helped to make HCP4X4 the place to go for off road upgrades.
From there we naturally started to apply our extensive knowledge to all types of 4x4 vehicles, and here we are over 40 years later... Now it doesn’t matter what kind of 4X4 you drive, we can turn it into a trail-ready adventure machine.
We hope to see you, your family, and your friends at the shop as we continue to make High Country history!