I got this 2003 Grand Cherokee a little over a year ago and since then I have been using what little money I have as a highschooler to get some upgrades for it. This is what I started off with. A bone stock WJ.
I wheeled with it like that for a while on street tires
After that I dumped 850 bucks on some 245/70/16 Falken Rock Mountain ATs. I went up in size from the factory 225/75/16. I was suprised at what a change it made in how the Jeep looked. It made it look more like a trail rig with the more aggresive tread.
After that I got a Uniden CB. I made a custom mounting plate that goes above the tail light. The only thing wrong with this setup is that I need a softer spring and a longer antenna.
After that I got to experience my first ever trail damage when I lost grip in the front and and slid over into a tree.
I then got an IRO 3 inch lift. It has tons of flex and I am very happy with it
After that, I got a wild hair and decided to get rid of the D35 and swap in a D44. While I was down there, I also threw in a Flowmaster muffler
Future plans are to get some 265s, and a front and rear bumper. Let me know what y'all think
I made it. 1/8 inch steel. Cut it so that it goes all the way to the back of the tail light housing but leave enough sticking out to mount the antenna. Put five or 6 sheet metal screws in and you are good to go! Don't forget to paint it and you may have to trim the tail light bezel to get it to fit. I didn't but depending on how you are wired up, you may have to.
Great build, looks awesome. Aetna looks like a blast as well. However, I'm not a fan of blacked out tail lights, If you want them to lose that matte look I'd pick up some plasticX and use an orbital buffer.
It should make them look nice and shiny, it may even lighten them up at the same time as well. But to each their own. Still looks good
Oh and what i've found, the only thing harder than modding a vehicle in high school, is finding the money to mod it while in college lol.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/dusks-wj-build-1272851/ - Mah build