Interesting. In this 'where should I go trailing' thread you state it a little different. Allow me to quote:
I am not sure what 'getting soonsored' is but if it something you can avoid by keeping your pants on, I would suggest you do.
Glad someone caught that, what a little liar trying to back out of looking like a complete tool. I mean Jesus H Christ, even the front turn signals have 'MONSTER' stickers on them. No 'high school bull****' my ***, that's all this thing is. To be honest, I'm absolutely shocked this thing doesn't have angry eyes (yet.)
And if I was sponsored, I'd hope to be getting a little more money than merely enough to have only a crappy 3" RC lift.
Build n' stuff: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/99-sport-build-thread-grocery-haulin-panache-1179209/
But seriously. Put gears in, rebuild your engine, put a turbo kit on, take off the HID's and put a basket on top with some offroad lights. Have you measured your engine compartment and seen if it will clear? Even the 4-bt is a long engine. Then you'd need a tranny that won't explode with all that torque, axles that can support the weight and power, gusset/box the frame, add 2" of lift in the front for the weight difference, custom gauge cluster, dual batteries, custom exhaust, custom radiator, tranny cooler, re-plumb the fuel system, fab custom mounts, maybe long arm the rear to prevent axle wrap, and don't forget fitting a custom intercooler in there somewhere.
The guys in the FSJ forum might be giving you a hard time but we don't want you to fail. And we love the people around us so we do our best to be safe. We know your not a knuckle dragger, just consider other the safety of those around
And we wouldn't judge if you saved all that money from the diesel swap (probably upwards of $7,000) and threw a turbo on a fresh rebuild. You'll have plenty of power and economy and save $5,000. Heck you could even put a nice long travel set up on too.
THANK YOU !! this is NOT Pirate . Although I did enjoy the commentary and am not my self a fan of the "BRO" life style . This is a much better way to get someone's Mind right
Next things to be done? take a razor blade to it an get that Monster garbage off of it. Get rid of the HIDs or shield them correctly. Put some REAL lift components in. Actually do something with the rig besides expose it to the occasional stray shopping cart.
Or you could roll it off a cliff because it's a turd. Your choice.
'96 ZJ, 318 w/stupid things, 5.5" and 33's, Clayton stuff, Bilstein, 1-ton, 2.5" Y-pipe back