I pulled the trigger on some new shocks, I got a killer deal on the rough country 2.2 shocks from a guy on here. I had skyjacker shocks for a 3" lift, and these actually have about 2-3" more travel than the skyjackers.
I went to put them in last thursday, and realized both of my front axle u-joints were shot so instead of putting the new shocks on I had to change some u-joints, I hadnt ever had the hubs apart on this before so it took quite a bit of bfh, we ended up saying **** the bfh and rented a slide hammer, man that made it easy. Got the u-joints changed and I am back in business. I only had time to install the front shocks, but I have to say, the difference is huge with rough roads, those skyjackers didnt cushion the bumps at all, the valving is great on these rc 2.2s. I will be putting the rear shocks in today, so I am excited to see the difference all 4 make.
Over the next few weeks my jeep will go through a drastic change. I will be going to 35s, swapping in my regeared and locked D44 rear, and a regeared (and hopefully locked) hp d30. I will be running 4.88s. I am also planning on picking up some steel this weekend from my dad and fabbing a DIY high clearance belly skid. I have read quite a few threads and have a pretty good grasp on the design I am going to use. After I get the tax check, I will be getting some new control arms, not exactly sure what I want yet, but nothing too pricey because in the next 2 years I want to make my own custom arms, custom length and a 4-link. I am pretty good at doing things long before I typically think I will. As I always have to have a project to work on.
So the list that will be completed within the next month:
D44 w/ 4.88s w/ front rubi air locker
hpD30 w/ 4.88s w/ aussie locker (?)
jb conversions HD SYE
cut down explorer CV shaft
DIY tummy tuck
zj tie rod
adjustable control arms (sa)
adjustable track bars
35" bfg KM2s
AtoZ fab rocker guards (I didnt want to be trendy like everyone else, but there is a reason so many ppl have em)
I would also like some new coils, but I will just wait til I find a deal on some 2.5" coils