The first day driving it home was very interesting. The soft top leaked rain onto me the whole ride home, the two dash speakers were barely audible, and with broken sway bar links, the thing handled like a floaty death trap on the freeway...I loved it.
I soon bought some black "rock crawler" 15x8 steel wheels from quadratec, got some 265/75/15 Nokian vittiva a/t tires, and bought a 2" spacer lift off ebay and installed all of it in a weekend. I thought it was a big jeep.
The girlfriend pitched in and got me a new black tinted soft top for graduation. No more getting rained on through a ripped up soft top!
Also installed a cheap CB and antenna, a Hi lift, and bought a 30' tow strap for it.
The first weekend of school in Steamboat Springs CO I had to cave in and hit some trails. So the closest OHV trails were hit within the first week of school.
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I ended up not trimming my flares...still not sure if I like it or not.
Instead, I chopped my bumper. I plan on pulling out dad's welder and boxing off the ends and welding all the little the holes shut.
I chopped 5 1/2" off each side and cut an even angle on each side from half way up with a cut-off wheel. I wanted an LOD but if I end up happy with this once I finish it I might just run it.
And I got bored after work today and did a couple other things. First things first, I removed the extinguisher from the roll bar and re mounted it on the floor next to my seat. It seemed like a more clean spot for it.
On my way home from work I stopped at Ace and picked up some semi gloss black and hammered metallic Grey spray paint. Took out my jack, took it apart, and sanded all the pieces. Then I started spraying! Should look classy.
I will post up some more pictures of it once the paint dries and I put it all back together.