Plate numbers changed, tires changed
, but it's in an intermediate step currently, so I can't complain too much.
Fix all the damn leaks:
PS hose, Radiator occasionally, oil pan gasket (one of the bolts stripped, in the block, needs helicoil) front pinion, rear output/speedo sending unit.
After some of that stuff is worked out, I'll get more serious about the lift. I'm currently on the fence between finishing off all of the lift, or waiting until the engine takes a dump and stroking it out. I'll probably end up doing both at the same time since I'll get bored with a Jeep I can't drive.
Plans for the lift, Currie CAs, TBs, and Steering, AEV 3" Springs, Bilstein shocks, black magic brakes, 5:13s or 4:88s (explained below), brake lines, TT, CV DS on the rear, all the usual goodies, I'll add some other silliness too like a Novak cable shifter, Xenon flat flares, ACOS, and other bits and pieces as I see fit.
I currently have both sets of lowers, rear uppers, the housing kit for the front, the HD front track bar, the springs, the winch, a few other bits and pieces.
I have a brake shop here in town that does custom brake lines, so I'll be getting some extended brake lines in the red flavor for a little flair.
TT is likely going to be custom, or UCF with the lo pro.
The undecided gearing issue is compounded for a couple reasons:
1. I'm planning a stroker eventually, and a super charger after that. Everyone likes more power.
2. I ideally want to run 17" wheels specifically the Pintler Beadlocks are what I'm thinking right now.
3. I eventually want to run 35" MT/R Ks on 17s, after the lift or stroker (which ever comes first) I'll be broke either way, so I'm holding off on the big wheel and tire switch until phase 3.
4. I'm thinking I'll run 255/85/16 KM2s on the stock moabs until I get the 17s, since these tires are like 33.4" tall and pretty skinny, I'll just stick with the 4:10 gearing until I get the jeep stroked out, then I'll decide which ratio will be better for me since the strokers move the peak torque numbers around.
With all that said, this may sound like utter idiocy but I'm kind of waiting for my 4.0 to pop so I can stroke it out. The reasoning behind this is I want to see what a completely stock (tire, gearing, suspension wise) Jeep will do before and after a stroker on a dyno. There is too much variance on the internet to actually know what kind of power you get from a stroker in an unbiased format. Which is why I plan on doing one with the before and after just to see what a real world stroker will do in a real world application. This I feel will give people a better perspective on if they want to do one or not.
For the stroker, I have the crank, and I know what I need to buy as far as everything else is concerned
. Talked to my local engine builder, and he's on board for it, and he's even done a couple
. So the plan is the 81-86 258 crank, chop the nose, KB944 pistons dished 20cc (lower compression ratio in preparation for the super charger), comp cams cam forget which one, it's written down somewhere. Running the stock 4.0 pistons, shot peened etc., degrease the engine, general rebuild parts gaskets, bearings, seals, freeze plugs, all that jazz. Probably going to run with a split second piggy back unit (see this thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/be...50/index2.html
), exhaust will stay quite, going for the sleeper look and theme, toying with the idea of a double roller chain, there will be more to come as I remember and know more about the full plan.
So that's pretty much it for plans, I toyed with the idea of the hemi, total pita if you want everything to function as stock like I do, the 2wd low thing still bugs me a little, but since I don't use 2lo or 4high that much it's not a huge deal.
I also have some custom embroidered leather seat plans ready to go once my vinyl ones crap out on me. Gotta have that flair