So I am close to having all of the parts for my real lift so I thought I would start my build thread.
When I first got the jeep (I got it for free) off of a friend and she didn't want it anymore and just wanted to get rid of it. the only thing it needed was a new battery and I drove it home. When I got it home I realized why the 4wd wasn't working. It was because one of the motor mounts broke and the motor was sagging down and it was pushing the shifter lever out of position so it wasn't lining up with the transfer case.
after I got all of that fixed I just did general matinence for a while my friend was really into wheeling, but I hadn't been much into it yet. Then I really started to get into it so I ordered a daystar bb kit.
here it is installed with my friends 31 inch mtrs I bought off of him for 300 bucks.
bought a rockit parts air intake then decided to move it to where the stock air box was to get some colder air and built a heat shield out of a windshield visor. Also got a new valve cover.
here's how it sat as of then
also forgot to mention my first mod taking off the cladding.
I needed to get some new shocks but didn't want to wait till I got a real lift cause the ride was so bad so I ordered some black diamond AT's
next I decided to trim my front bumper, one of my favorite mods yet by far it made my jeep look that much bigger. also painted the grill black
next I decided to keep going with the green and black theme and I tinted my tails
Next I painted my bumpers black to match the grill
then I decided it was enough time running without recovery points so I bought a kor radiator support. I am amazed at how beefy it is it looks great.
also got a rear hitch off a jf member for a great price. I cleaned it up and re-painted it
My future plans:
RE 4.5" springs
RE monotube shocks
RE adjustable control arms (all 8)
Mopar upper front & rear upper spring isolators
JKS front adjustable trackbar
JKS rear adjustable trackbar
OME steering stabilizer
JKS front swaybar disconnects
RE rear extended swaybar endlinks
RE front & rear 3-piece braided stainless steel extended brake lines
Kolak Performance 2.5" exhaust components (Magnaflow high flow converter, Flowmaster 70 series muffler, mandrel bent tailpipe)
Magnaflow polished stainless steel exhaust tip
Mopar upstream & downstream O2 sensors
I have ordered everything except the control arms and the shocks for my lift. Kolak has been awesome letting me make payments towards it each week I have paid for about half of my control arms and I also have the mandrel bent tailpipe and the exhaust tip ordered.
I can't wait to lift my jeep and get rid of the bb. eventually I plan on getting cragar soft 8's and 33 inch km2's and re-gearing also, but for right now the lift kit.
Here is how my jeep sits as of now
will get some better pics up later.
I hope to have my lift installed late September. I will keep you guys updated
thanks for viewing my build so far