In February of 2012 I bought my first Jeep, a 2003 Onyx Green limited with the 4.0 and quadradrive.
For nearly 2 years nothing was changed on the truck.
Then in October 2013 I bought a 6.5” critical path kit from IRO
After laying all the parts out I honestly thought I was in over my head. The most I had done mechanically before this was brakes.
But after a little bit of liquid courage I got started
Before I knew it the rear was almost done, I was running 2” wheel spacers before I bought my new wheels.
Rear done, took the entire first day
The front was way more rusted and difficult, and involved much more swearing. No pictures at all were taken while doing the front lol.
At the shop getting aligned for the first time with the lift on it.
The next weekend I took it to my buddies garage and used his lift to re torque everything
My buddy got me this because I’m always raggin on him for owning a Nissan
Found a stock one to compare with (sorry for the bad pic, it was raining)
After installing the lift kit I spend nearly 3 months chasing down thumps and clunks in my suspension, by the time I got it riding nice I had installed:
All 8 coil spring isulators
IRO barpin eliminators
IRO steering equalizer kit
KOR rear shock sleeve kit
JKS adjustable track bar
JKS HD tie rod w/ tre’s
JKS HD drag link w/ tre’s
JKS quick disconnects
ADDCO rear sway bar w/ greaseable bushings
New front sway bar bushings
Replaced IRO long arm flex joints with Johnny Joints
Not much else happened over the winter, got lots of salt on her.
February 2014 I installed a set of bushwacker flares and a set of steel 17x8” wheels w/ 4” of backspacing
Got more salt on her
I have a set of 4xguard rock sliders that I’m waiting on warmer weather to install. Since I have the flares on my truck, the sliders need to but cut, welded, and repainted.
Thats all for now.