Well, I've been talking about it for a year. Thinking about it for 6 months. Studying it for 3 weeks. I think it's time!
A little background for ya. Here is what I started with 2 years ago.
Then started doing a little bit of changing. Took the "jugs" off.
Tires and lift, Had to test it!
And on and on. So here is where I ended up about 6 months ago.
NOW IT'S TIME TO GO BIG!!!
Plans are one tons front and rear from a '05 F350 Super Duty Diesel.
Picked up a matching set with only 40,000 miles for $600.
Gonna stretch it a bit, total of 17" Not lift it any more 4" total. make my own links front and rear, shoot for 4" up travel and 16" down. Full cage, modified frame and body.
Keep in mind that this is a work in progress (including the plans) so any advise would be great and though it may not always be heeded, it will be considered.
thanks for checking my thread and enjoy, I will. OH Yeah, this will be slow going, but steady. I will try to update twice a week or more. Working on this every night after work in the garage, by myself with nothing more than a 4" grinder, a 110 Miller Cricket, and hand tools.
110v should be OK if I don't try to rush things, I do have access to a 220v, just not at my home. Intentions are to fab everything up at home, then after the fact, take it to my buddies at Addictive Desert Design's in Apache Junction, AZ to have Jared do a bunch of finish welding for me.
Stock 5 speed tranny and a 231 tcase (241 or better later) and gonna run 38's or 40's and regear to 5.38.
not that often, im broke like no other right now so i stick with local stuff. (college student) i use to live right on the edge of mesa and gilbert on lindsay and baseline though. Some buddies and i are planning, or trying to, a camping trip to florence in december-january though.
I like the transformation of your Jeep from tame to aggressive machine. Nice job!
Thanks, I hope it just keeps getting more aggressive. Most of what I did previously was done on a budget that included no job for 9 months, made me get creative if I wanted something done. I would look at other rigs and if something really caught my eye I would figure out to do it. Only thing I actually bought for her was the tires. everything else was either donated or made by me.
So very proud of her!
The Jeep used to belong to my Father. Thus the name dadstjaz. Plate even say's DADS TJ
He pass 2 years ago and the way I see it I am doing to the Jeep what he could never bring himself to do. His experience with wheeling was very limited, but he loved the idea of it.
So this will always be DADS TJ
I guess I will and should dedicate this build to him.