After test driving 5 or 6 different SUV's, we ended up trading the Hummer in on an '08 WK Overland. Tows more than the H3, low grade gas (Alpha used 93), better gas mileage, drives smoother, faster 0 - 60, and cheaper! So a win win win for a daily driver.
Next up is the REDLYNER treatment . Doing a small lift, 32"s, wheel spacers, and a window tint.
Stage one of the baby hauler is complete . I spent the weekend setting up the wife's Overland with some little mods to make it more capable as a "chase car" on the local wheeling trips we go on. Stage one consisted of RC 2" lift, RC 1 1/4" wheel spacers, 32" tires, and red painted calipers. Still drives like stock (maybe a touch stiffer), but she loves it! And just like the TJ, we are already eye-balling the next round of upgrades . A wish list would look like a carbon fiber ram air hood, some black Racelines, window tint, an LED bar, and possibly a custom hidden winch project. First I have to sell all of the take-offs from the Tundra and WK (per the wife), then we'll see what comes next. Fun to have a blank canvas again.
Some shots of the weekend's work:
Getting it apart:
32x10.50r18 tires mounted up:
Nothing like stripping down the new car to the bones:
Spacers and lift:
Front on.... not my favorite thing to squeeeeeze in:
The wife insisted, so how could I argue???
Rear buttoned up, ready for tires:
Front finished as well:
And the After. I'm really pleased with it now:
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