Just a Simple One Ton build with a Stroker
Alright folks, here's a quick backround of myself and my jeep history, I have always loved jeeps and dreamed of owning as many as I can get my hands on and also making them as gnarly as possible.
In high school I got my jeep (the subject of this build thread). It was a dual top equipped 1997 Sahara powered by a 4.0 mated to a 5 speed stick. Jeep had about 85k on it when purchased and didn't have a speck of rust anywhere on it...sounds great right? Well it also only had 3 shocks, 4 inch springs wedged in with stock control arms running 33's with stock 3.07's. it was an awesome and reliable platform tho and seemed perfect to me because I didn't know anything about jeeps other than what the almighty quadratec catalogue had taught me.
I got right onto jeep forum tho and started reading making smart decisions and fast forward 3 yrs or so and I had a decently reliable rig but it was still average. So I started collecting parts and planning for my dive into one tons, 40 inch tires, a stretched wheelbase and just by my luck.....(drumroll here because this is my favorite part).....a golen stroker motor. So here we go....feel free to follow along and add any insightful wisdom, constructive critisism, ideas on how to make things work better but please....I'm gonna stick to the frame work I've laid out because like the title states, I am looking to keep it SIMPLE and AFFORDABLE. I don't wanna hear how I should slam the front axle up another 4 inches and run hydro steering or how a magnum 5.2 would have been cheaper or that anything more than 2.5 inches of lift with 35's is overkill. Again constructive critisism is much appreciated, I've got thick skin, but at the end of the day, it's my jeep, lets all have some fun and enjoy jeepin
nothing is a five minute job