I bought "Runt" in Feb of this year with the intention of haveing a mild rock crawler and daily driver... But the longer I have her, the more I go t'wards Rock crawler and less t'wards DD.
Current specs and pics as of Feb 2012 are here ---> http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/d...l#post12987843
Bought "Runt" in Feb of 2010, a 98 6 cyl TJ with AC and a Hard Top
Here's what aftermarket stuffs she had on at the time:
2.5" Rancho Rock Crawler lift
Ox Locker in the D35
285/75/16 KM2s on Rubicon alloy wheels
Unknown name Aluminum rock sliders
Not bad for $7000 - No rust, but was missing the rear seat, and carpet. (easy craigslist finds)
Sence then I've added the following:
sh!ttybuilt front bumper
Rampage rear bumper w/ tire carrier and lights
Rampage frameless soft top
High Lift jack mounted on hood
sh!ttybuilt 8000# winch and winch plate
No Name brand stearing linkage (bought at TDS event to replace broken one on the trail)
4- Hella 500 with Daystar switches in the vents
Cobra CB, Firestick etc... the kind where all the controls are on the mic
Flush mount tail lights
Stuff I made:
Custom built a stinger, 1.5" .120 wall DOM Chromolly
1.25" seat riser (aluminum block with a hole drilled thru it)
Custom built hard trail doors 12 ga Chromolly (stripped the canvas off a set of spice Bestop doors and welded the chromolly plate to them, then had them powder coated satin black)
Here's a pic of the doors
Now here's where we went from cool to COOL:
(5) 15x8 pro Comp 98 series wheels
(5) 35x12.5-15 pro Comp Mud Terrains
1" wheel spacers
4:88 gears front and rear (Advance Adapters)
MCE Flattie Fenders
LED blinkers under the headlights
JKS ACOS set at 3/4" (front only)
This is how "Runt" looks now.
Durring all this I found my "easter-egg" While doing the rear gears, we discovered there was a "S35" kit in the rear, not a supirior one, but better than stock for sure, My D35 has 30 spline Alloy USA axle shafts in it. pretty neet!
I've also done the maintenance/replacement parts that come with a 12 year old vehicle with 106,000 on the clock...
Next week I'm installing:
adjustable upper rear control arms
Under Cover Fabworks Deep cover skid plate system with LOPRO mount (should add ~2" clearance and cover my unders)
real Superior S35 w/ARB and truss work
Superior S30 w/ARB
Fuel tank skid
So I've got a 2.5" lift with 35s stuffed under it, that articulates pretty darn good.
"Runt" handles all the trails in SoCal with only one mishap so far (locker creap put me on my side, cosmetic damage only)
More updates as they happen...
What do you guys think of my LCG build?