Most of the summer not much happened
Small maintenance items, damn those brakes were bad, changed the diff fluids and pulled off my old front tow hook kit and Hella 500 fog lights.
Sat like this for quite some time.
Took it on a few adventures and camping.
Ended up selling my black XJ to a NOVA Jeepers members and kept the wheels and 31's. 31's DO NOT fit well already under a stock XJ without some serious rubbing. Well when your rear leafs are practically flat you get even more.
Took the money and ordered/bought the following
OME HD leaf packs
JCR Offroad Transfer case skid.
Already had 2" lift springs from the first iteration of my black XJ, extended rear bump stops and some bar pin elminiators from my old busted Rubicon shocks to give me an extra ~1" of shock travel.
Front took about an hour and the rear consumed most of the day. The biggest hold up being the shear torque needed to loosen the bolts which held the old packs in place.. And my ******* for forgetting well over a month ago to press out a metal sleeve in the bottom of the rear shocks.
Some pics of install and old parts comparison.
(buddy wrenching away)
So now it sits like this.
I've got a few driveline vibes which aren't bad.
Mainly my next course of action is as follows:
Install Tcase Skid
Fix driveline vibes
Build CB antenna mount
Mount CB antenna and wire up CB
Purchase/install some front quick disconnects
Get it out on the trails! I'm really itching to get back up to Harrisonburg and hit all the local trails I miss.
Updates will come as things progress.