I'll try and keep a current picture up at the top here:
I figured i'll start this thread now, before I start forgetting things, and as hopefully there will be some good stuff coming soon. I bought the jeep in August of 2012, right before my senior year in High School. I had spent months looking for a good deal on a wrangler near me and this one seemed to fit the bill. If only I had known what I knew now... Anyway, here she is the day I bought her, 2002 Wrangler X, 108K Miles.
I had a great time driving her around stock, but, since the stock tires were balding anyway, I figured it was time to go bigger. I picked 31's because I needed to be able to run them without a lift - or so I thought. I realized soon after I ordered them that I could afford a lift, so i bought and installed teraflex 2" spacer lift.
I went offroading for the first time with some buddies from High School, unfortunately they were pickup owners that were big into mudding.
It was a good time, until I had to clean up the aftermath, and saw the extra wear and tear it inflicts on the jeep. I've since decided to avoid mudding as much as I can.
I picked up some KC driving lights for Christmas
In February I flooded my auto transmission, so the rebuild took out a large chunk of my jeep budget for that spring. Luckily however, I found a dana 44 out of a sport being parted out for only $400. When I called the seller, he said he had only posted the ad on craigslist an hour before. I picked it up later that day.
Cleaned her up that week, and swapped it in the morning after prom, with help from my girlfriend
Next, I pulled the carpet and bedlined the interior. I highly recommend Monstaliner, it is a superior product, and the customer service I received from Magnetman was outstanding. He ensured my order was shipped out in time for use that weekend.
Last week, I cleaned and repainted the entire front suspension and axle. I also ordered a Metalcloak Front Track Bar, which will hopefully be getting here sometime this week.
Nice and Clean
Well that's got me pretty well caught up, hopefully I'll have some new updates pretty soon.
The Jeep at the end of last summer:
Im still somewhat undecided on my plan for this summer, I would like to either work towards a built rig on 33's, or run 35's the right way. I'm open to advice or opinions on that decision, ill need all the help I can get