Saturday I put new shocks on my girlfriends car and helped her paint her wheels. It had the stock shocks from 1990 so that made a very nice improvement.
I spend a little time on the Jeep today after a nice brunch. Finished up my "wing" panels. Not as big of a nightmare as I was imagining, but pretty time consuming. Only set the Jeep on fire 3 times.
I also threw my spare in the back to see what I could do with it. I'm not a fan of rear tire carriers, and I wanted to put it in the space I gained stretching it as well as offset it to the passenger side a bit to offset my weight and balance it out a little more. Plus that gives me some room for a down firing subwoofer I was was thinking about putting in the opposite corner. I'm not completely thrilled with the look of it yet. I still need to put my roll cage in and see where that puts everything.
Also had a chance to drive the Jeep on Saturday. Just in my yard, but it was pretty fun and gave me some motivation to push on to the "finish".
Looking really good man. Im jealous of your wheel base. I was wondering what the 5 gal bucket was for
You don't like my custom bucket seat? Try not to be too jealous, I've got connections.
Originally Posted by Sundowner
So happy to hear that...
Rear tire carriers limit departure angle, put a lot of weight on the extreme rear of the Jeep, limit visibility, and make getting into the back harder. I'm either going to mount it in the tub somewhere, or not have one at all.
Worked on the back half of the cage. I have to say tube work isn't my favorite yet. Very tedious trying to get everything matching and level and fighting a crappy HF notcher doesn't help either. I also finished up the side panels of my tub.
One side done.
And the other
The 4" Savvy springs came in today. I swapped the front ones out, and I'll knock that back out tomorrow.
Here's a comparison of the front 3" VS the new 4" spring. Also, it looks like Curries has a few different combinations of springs they can set you up with depending on how heavy you are. The front 4" box said it's for JK's as well.
I also tossed my poly bump stops in favor of some new stock replacements from Crown. I have 5.75" of travel at full compression now. Should end up around 5 with full weight after the springs are broken in.
Here's a shot with 4" springs in the front and 3" in the rear. Pretty level, but it's still missing a lot of weight. I initially ordered the rear LJ springs, but I told Gerald what I was doing and he said go with the TJ springs since the LJ springs would be too high.