I sort of let this thread fall to the dark and damp depths of this forum lol. Yeah I've been pretty busy the last year or so, just getting some things in order and what not, hence why I never really bothered to update the thread, then I guess I forgot about it lol.
The Grand actually looks alot more different from when it started out. Nothing drastic, some subtle changes here and there, but I guess I can update some...
I did go with the 3" IRO lift, and a set of Bilsteins. I've actually got a pic right after the installation was completed:
Once installation was completed, I had already purchased a set of 17" JK Rubicon Moabs, and had a set of BFG Mud Terrain KM's installed prior to completing the lift. The BFG's that were on the Moabs were far too worn to run on the dub, so I got a new set to replace those.
The day after the install. Had her washed, waxed, detailed.
Shined up the tires!
As stated before, I didn't really get much time to wheel it or do much else with it in the first year that I had it. In July of 2011, I took it on her first offroad outing with Down & Dirty Offroad
. We took our annual trip to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Mears, MI. It was a blast, and the Jeep amazed me with how well it handled the dunes. The year before, I had the 4.0 TJ, which I always had trouble with on test hill. It bogged down a few times before I could get her over the crest. With the WJ, I had no problems at all. I made each run, on the first try, EVERYTIME! Definitely had no regrets on upgrading to the V8.
The bowls were also fun as well!
My buddy Tyler was riding shotgun
His Abe Lincoln hat...