I have been reading and reading and reading on this and other forums since before I even got the Jeep to figure out what mods I was going to do... hahaha.
I finally decided on a setup and placed the order for everything last Wed., 6/4. I have already received a few things but, I'm still waiting on the bulk of it. It should be here any day this week.
Here is what I ordered: (separated by vendor)
Front OEM Tow Hooks
Front and Rear 'New Style' Bumper End Caps
OEM Foglight Switch (for when I install rear lights)
Bestop Replace-A-Top Tinted Window Kit
3" OME HD ZJ/LJ Combo Lift Kit (with angled CV/DS bracket)
-this kit comes with OME Nitrocharger Shocks, OME Steering Stabilizer, OME Coils, Bump Stops
JKS Adjustable Rear Upper Control Arms
JKS Adjustable Front and Rear Trackbars
JKS Quicker Disconnects
AA SYE + CV Driveshaft
Nth Degree Mobility Tummy Tucker/Transfer Case Skid
All of this for a total of: $2637.75
I'm still missing the tires which will be Interco Super Swamper TSL/Radials, 32x10.5 R15. A local 4x4 shop quoted me at $148.00/tire and $135.00 for mounting and balancing 5 of them. If you know of a better deal, let me know. I'm going to mount them on my Ravine rims with no spacers. I want the tires tucked in under the fender flares. I like 'em tall and skinny...
So far, I've received the tints and all the stuff from JeepsAreUs.com. I'm waiting to install everything at once. My Jeep is going to go into the shop one vehicle and come out another. How awesome is that? Also, I'm going to paint the yellow OME shocks and stabilizer to match the Patriot Blue paint on the Jeep.
I'm attempting all of this between myself and a buddy. His dad's got a warehouse with a hydraulic lift and everything.
Hopefully, I'll get the all the stuff from NorthRidge4x4 soon so I can do the build this week. I'm thinking it should take us two full days?? Any thoughts on that?
I'll keep everyone here posted on when I get all my components...
Also, I'd like to mention that David at NorthRidge4x4 was very nice and helpful... and, they'll work with you on price matching against their competitors. I had heard good things about them on these forums and can only say that so far, those things have been true.
And, Flatlander757... Buddy, you are a wealth of information. It's thanks to you that I've decided to build my Jeep this way. Thank you!
Please feel free to leave me any comments, suggestions or advice. These things are always very much appreciated!
Last edited by stunner; 06-10-2008 at 08:25 PM.
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