I thought it was about time get a build thread started now that I am putting some money in to the Jeep. Partially to document it for myself, but mostly to get a wide range of input on the upgrades I choose to invest my money in.
I bought my Jeep without research and without really knowing what I was getting into. I wanted something to wheel and DD. I found it pretty cheap but it had a list of issues that were fairly easily sorted out. It had a 2 inch body lift at the time, and i was told it used to have 6" additional suspension lift and 35s! Thats 8" of lift and 35s! On a 4 cylinder, with stock gears! Not to mention the D35...
For the first 4 years or so all I did was removed the body lift, threw on a used budget boost and bought a set of cheap mud terrains, then wheeled the piss out of it. It did just fine as I went through my mud phase, and as I finally realized the negative effects of mud I started my transition to rocks and trail riding.
The name Flo comes from a friend who was reffering to the way it "flows" through obsticles on the trail. I thought it was kind of funny. He also suggested the Freak but thats been taken by a much more deserving Jeep.
I have got alot of help here on the forums, and alot of ideas too. Every mod on my Jeep to date has been researched here.
Right now Im just getting a base for my build thread and pictures, including a few from the very begining will come soon.