My budget TJ build. Trying to stay practical
Hello everyone. I just bought my first TJ about 2 months ago. I'm not new to the jeep world, just the TJ one. ive had 2 CJ7s and 2 Cherokees. I got my hands on a 2004 TJ Rubicon. with about 98k on it. I love it! As should anyone with a jeep. So now begins the craziness of building my jeep to take on anything i want it to. But also to use it as a daily driver every day. Another requirement of my build is that i want to stay practical. when i say that i mean i don't want to just buy a 4 inch lift kit and throw it into my jeep then get some big tires and i'm good to go. if i was going to do anything to lift my jeep it would be a small 2 inch lift and keep the tires i have on it. so here are my plans for my jeep.
Bumpers (front is done)
Winch (already added before i did this thread)
small budget lift
trailer (yes you read that right)
jeep armor and skid plates
complete tune up (all fluids, plugs, coils, ect)
drivetrain upgrades (axle shafts, wheel bearings and hubs)
accessory for my jeep (shovel, ax, power inverter, on board air ect)
and finally lift i want and tires i want.
its going to take some time to get my jeep where i want it but at least i know that when it is ready to put my lift in and tires on everything will be ready and my jeep will be what i always wanted it to be.
Another thing about this build is its going to be all within budget. i will not dump paycheck after paycheck into my build and be hurting for money. i will only buy the things i need when i can afford it. thanks for your patience and any opinions and recommendations are welcome.