Basically here is my background. I'm mechanically inclined, I can bolt things on and off, and beat things to get things off or on.
I can drill things out and re thread if ever needed.
Never welded in my life.
I know someone that can weld, but I don't like using people.
My stock springs are flat as a board and if I go over an incline or dip in the road my front tires scrape my stock flares.
I'm running 31's on some crappy aftermarket rims that have one h311 of an offset.
I have a set of OE rims I bought to solve that problem.
I dont have mountains around here, but I do have mud, and lots of it.
Heck, I just got out of a shower from going out tonight with my BALD 31's.
I love the look of the SOA conversion but I lack the fabricating skill to do it.
My friend owns a CJ ( I think its a 7 ) and he did the SOA but in my opinion its ghetto fabbed.
He uses his for mudfest, I use mine as a DD>
I cannot be working on it for a week or more because I need to drive it daily to work.
There is just so much info on SOA and different lifts my mind is frazzled and I need a "lift for dummies" kinda moment.
The 4' R/c lift is a great price, but I don't like the mixed reviews, I don't want to spend money just to loose what I spent it on. A couple hundred could get a different lift that lasts.
The SYE kit honestly blows my mind at the moment so if I was to do a "simple" suspension lift I'd deal with the transfer case drop.
So far all I've done to my Jeep is;
Removed both trackbars and swaybar
( boy does my jeep ride nicer than it did )
Changed all the fluids
Full tuneup (plugs,wires,cap,rotor,filters)
I've ran Seafoam through the entire system.
The interior is truckbedded ( thanks PO
There is a rats nest of wires under the dash I'm still sorting out.
Example- Radio stays on if lights are on. Radio power is spliced onto a wire connecting to the steering column. ( BAD PO )
The driverside speaker is hanging behind the dash by plain luck, the passenger side is currently sitting on the "oh shi!t" handle because the bubblewrap holding it up by the PO finally wore out
The main dash doohicky on the passengerside corner is cracking like crazy exposing the foam inside so I want to epoxy that or something, sand it down, and paint the entire dash with something...
I want to put a marine sound system in the Jeep utilizing ammo cans all around. I dont want my headunit in the dash though. I want a center console that houses it somehow. LOCKABLE and waterproof.
My other hobby is antique military rifles, so the ammo cans are a must, or anything else related to guns/military.
I need a jack, whats supposed to be underthe hood isnt there. If I get a flat tire, I'm screwed.
My last little wheeling trip caused one of my bumpstops to take off so I need a set of them as well.
It is a repaint, red over red, and very cheap red for sure. Eventually that'll have to go Before it decides to leave on its own.
Basically thats where I'm at.
I guess this can be considered me thinking aloud and wanting opinions.