Rear Dana 35 with ARB Airlocker, 30 spline and ARB Cover
35x12.5R18 Discoverer STT
8x18 CW wheels
Rugged Ridge Roof Rack
Prime Tech Rooftop Tent
Storage box on the roof
Leather sports seats with heating
My goal is to have a car for offroad travelling, not hardcore offroading. The trips I want to do with my wife include Pyrenees (spanish side), take the ferry to Helsinki, Finland and go back through Scandinavia over land and a trip to Iceland. So I am working mainly on reliability of my Jeep as well as its overlanding capabilities. - That's why we call it "Overlanding Edition".
To do this winter:
Install SYE, Motor lift, Belly-up, rear CV shaft, rebuild the NP231
Install Antirock stabilizer
Finish and install DIY rear bumper and tire carrier (35" spare incoming!)
Rebuild rear swaybar
New rear door
Repaint hinges and door handles
Isolate and repaint the Hardtop
Lots of electrical stuff
Build in drawers in the trunk (incl. cooler)
Fight some rust (ice blasting, repainting of everything beneath the car)
I'll update this thread as soon as I make any changes/progress. Hope you like it...
There are some reasons for the 2" body lift: It (as well as the 3" lift) was already in there when i bought the TJ and both is approved by the german "TÜV" - our governmental vehicle inspection. Plus: As far as I understood for the belly up a BL of 1" is needed anyways. - So I left it in there. Works fine for me so far.
"It is in my opinion that owning a jeep must be like raising a rebellious teenager: the more you try and love it and nurture it and get nice things for it, the more it says "screw you!! I'm doing drugs and drinking because I hate you!!!" And your stuck taking it to the hospital :("