This is my first car/Jeep. I searched long and hard for the perfect LJ. After constantly pestering the PO on his Ebay user name (), He finally responded and we ended up getting an awesome deal and an awesome first car for me. It was in PRISTINE condition with only 9300k on the clock. I'll basically be spending all of my money for the next few years building this into a great and capable offroad machine while also making it a great looking, street legal, daily driver in as good condition as possible, that I can keep for a long long time.
The PO had put on:
2.5" OME HD lift
32x11.5" BFG A/T's
on M/T Classic Locks
4WD Rear Bumper
4WD Nerf Bars
Suspension and Steering:
Replace RE control arms
Front track bar
Rear track bar
Ext. front brake lines
Sway bar end links
HD steering (Currie) DONE
Tie Rod Flip
Belly Up (Rokmen) DONE
Engine/Tranny/Oil pan skid (Rokmen) DONE
Steering Box Skid (Rokmen) DONE
Front bumper (Savvy) DONE
Diff. covers (Riddler) D30 DONE (will be replaced with Barnett front and something else for the rear)
Cage (AtoZ, KOZ?)
Gas tank skid (Savvy)
Control Arm skids (JKS Minis) waiting
Brother was coming home for a weekend, I went ahead and ordered some Rock Hard sliders, and a PA 1" body lift so we could put it on while he was home. Also, took off the bushcrackers, and got a free set of stock flares from a friend.
No pictures of the BL install, but putting on the rockers:
Got them in bare steel, painted them with rustoleum semi-gloss black. Didn't do it the right way with the right stuff and now there all scratched from being stepped on.
Not much new from then till now. Popped a tire on my trail, on the sidewall , so I had to get a new tire. Foundone on here and go it $110 to my door (thanks to zjlla). Some more little runs on our trail and that's about it.
So that brings us up to date.
Had a nice Thanksgiving day in November, spent it getting ready for my frist serious wheeling trip. Finally got my doors off for the first time so i could drive around for a little in the nice weather. Ended up being real cold (but fun).
Spent Black Friday at Rausch with a few friends and some guys my brother knows. Lt. Dan, Dan Connor, Lee ___, Kat ___...and some friends.
(pictures will be up shortly)
The other night, I picked up a used set of:
4 RE fixed lower superflex control arms
4 RE upper adj. superflex control arms
for $300, as my christmas present.
Only catch is, that they need a new bushing, and 2 new superflex joints, and I wanted to paint them, and make them look good again. So it's going to be about another $200 to fix them up.
Thanks, for the BL, probaby took us like 45 minutes? It's not terribly hard just a pain. I had two other people helping though, one of which knew how to do it. The only hard part is you have to put some bracket on the radiatior and fan so it fits with the new lift. Than you have to adjust the t-case. Other than that, putting in the mounts was real simple.