Finally got some pics today!
New tires (315/75-16 Mickey Thompson MTZs) & Spidertrax installed. New Rock Hard 4x4 Bumper & Superwinch LP8500 installed. Currie Antirock installed. EBC Yellowstuff & Centric Premium Rotors installed. All done this weekend. Not bad for a couple days in the garage!
Love the tires. However, I don't see how anyone thinks the stock brakes are worth a crap with anything more than 33" tires. These things measure out right at 34.5" and the stock brakes were simply scary. Even my wife said "what did they do to the brakes" when she drove it after the tires were mounted. I put on the EBCs/Centrics this morning and have started breaking them in. MUCH better. Of course I know of folks that say they have no problems with the stock brakes, and good for them. This Jeep definitely needed the upgrade.
Antirock is great. Sure, there's a little more roll around corners, but not much. Drives great.
The bumper and winch were very straightforward. The only minor hiccup with the bumper is where I ended up mounting the fogs. There are mounting holes a little inboard of where I have them now, but they'll interfere with the recovery hooks. The only way to prevent this is to flip the left and right hooks which puts them almost directly behind the hoop. I like them a litte more accessible. As it is now, I have a feeling the fogs are toast the first time I take this thing down a trail
Probably time to cut & trim a little. The winch came with a "circuit breaker" that connects the (+) battery terminal to the winch power cable. I don't like the way I had to mount this, but I'll be setting it up a little different when I change out fenders and upgrade the battery.
Things are finally coming together. I've got primer on the Savvy rockers and gas tank skid. I'm only painting the inside of the GTS. I'll keep a nice coat of wax on the outside as I like the bare aluminum. I can always paint it black later if I want.
Still debating on the lift. Just can't get my brain together. I've almost completely ruled out the long arm though. Will probably order the Currie arms soon. Just trying to figure out a spring/shock combo. It'll either be an OME setup or the Currie springs with Ranchos. I keep coming back to the Currie/Rancho combo.
Anyway, the list of "things to buy" is getting shorter. It's nice to have a weekend to get some things done