I've had a lifted XJ for some time, but with two small kids I don't have time for anything that isn't family-related so I'm going to let that project rest for a while. To ensure I still have something to throw money at in the meantime I bought a stock '04 WJ Overland with the 4.7HO V8 with 110k km (68k miles) on it to use for family transportation.
To-do and done list (updated continuously):
A mild lift. I'm starting with a 2" BB and UpCountry shocks. I'm not going to take it off-road, so I guess this will be sufficient. Done.
Nice, I just put a set of Bushwhackers on my '02 Overland and love 'em. The install is pretty in depth so be ready. If you keep the stock rims you might want to consider some spacers I went with 1 1/4" but I could have gone 1 1/2" and still been happy.
Killall: yeah, I'm glad I found this one. There aren't many so well kept and with so few miles on them around. At least not here in Norway.
Got my Superchips flashpaq tuner last week and installed it. Haven't tested thoroughly but felt like it was shifting tighter. A lot shorter response time on kickdown I think.
Yesterday I got tires, bushwackers, floor mats, muffler and the 7" tablet I'm going to install in the dash. A very fitting day to receive stuff on since it was also my 40th birthday
Now I'm just waiting for rims and BB.
Junior approved of the tires. Jeeps, big tires and tractors are the main things in his life at this point (two years old) and as the good father I'm trying to be I of course do my best to satisfy his interests...
Here's one of the reasons I'm going for low COG... My garage ceiling is only about 2 meters (6'5") high. To get my XJ in there I have to deflate the tires.
Painted the grill (black Plasti dip). Also began installing the 7" tablet. My plan is to keep the stock stereo, but shove it further in the dash so I can put the tablet in front of it. Then connect the tablet via aux to 30-pin to the iPod cable PO had installed. I'm going to replace all stock stereo components later, but it is not a high priority.