I bought this Jeep in August and it's my first. I don't plan on building too big, but I do want larger tires and a modest lift. I eventually want a tummy tuck and some armor to go with it.
Here it is in stock form:
Previously I added a connector for my Zune Player, and today
I just added a Rough Country 1.25" Body Lift, Rough Country Motor Mount Lift, and a Rough Country 2.5" Suspension lift. I haven't taken any pics yet, but I'll get them up soon.
I aligned the front to spec and took it for a drive. Drives great. I think my alignment was off before because now it drives even better than before. I need to add the rear tracbar bracket and the Steering Stabilizer and align the steering wheel, but that can wait for next weekend.
I need to see what I need in the Bump Stop department, then I can get some quick disconnects and start doing some real flexing. Also, I need some suggestions for wheels and tires. I'm trying to decide between 31s and 33s.
I just finished all the final details of the lift. I put on the Rear Trackbar bracket, steering stabilizer, and bump stops. I also adjusted the transfer case. Right now, even with a trimmed boot, the shifter is still hard to get into 2, 4, and R. I need to pull the shifter lever and bend it so it will fit better. I need to find access to a torch.
We have the same Jeep! Mines the same year, model, and color. Only difference is I have the auto trans and put a different lift on mine. btw, its lookin good! I kept my ravines and put on 33x10.50 BFG KM's. Its alright but I wish I got some 12.50's.
| 3.5" RE Lift | 315/75R16 BFG KM2's | Dana 30 w/ Lockrite | Dana 44 | Metalcloak Front Bumper | Smittybilt Rocker Armor | Knockoff Warn Tire Carrier | Rokmen Shorty Corners |
I'm looking into wheels and tires. I'm not sure I want the 10.5s or the 12.5s. I'll think about it for a while and probably pull the trigger around christmas. I still need to wheel it in this form to see how it does. I need to find somebody to go with around here.
Just got the tires on last week. I also replaced my front trackbar bushing. It was worn and I think it was causing some minor stability issues. The tire carrier is on the way from AtoZ fabrication. Should arrive sometime this month. Here's some pics of the new wheels and tires.
I went with the Cragar V5 in Gray 15x8 with a backspacing of 4". I got 5 **** Cepek Mud Countrys to go with the wheels.