The story thus far
Well, I got my Jeep used in the Winter of 2010. Despite being 7 years old already, she didn't was in great shape and only had a few issues that didn't need attention right away.
I immediately put together a list of upgrades I wanted to do, and put them together into batches that would easily be done together. Much of that is reflected in my current list.
Now after 4 more years I've had time to figure out what my needs are and the weaknesses the LJ currently faced in my environment. The Winter season can last 8 months and where I wheel the snow can reach into many many feet. For daily driving alone, I've had to go through fresh snow above the bumper with drifts reaching above the hood. My old tires couldn't handle these conditions so I upgraded to Duratracs, and bought recovery gear to not only help myself but get everybody I came across unstuck too (current off trail recovery count stands at around 20 cars)!
I've upgraded my bumper to one from Rokmen, and gone through a few antisway bar replacements as my stock links busted and my new bumper did not allow the JKS quick discos.
One of my goals is to drive up to Alaska in the Fall and return as the snow starts to fly, for this I feel my Jeep is not ready. While many guys build their Jeeps for the rocks, I'm building mine for the snow and will be documenting it here along the way!
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