Build something moderate on 35's or even 33's.
Yup. Next project will have a very max tire size of 35" more likely 33". 33" tires and a locker or two can get you 95% of anywhere you want to around here.
Originally Posted by Randonexplosion
Oh man that makes me sad Clint. But I think Moab might just change your mind...
Can't wait for Moab, but I have my mind made up, and I'm pretty hard headed about things.
Bummer to hear about selling the jeep. I stumbled upon this thread because I want to stretch my tj to make it more overland friendly.
It is certainly more overland friendly than a TJ, but not really "overlandy" by the traditional definition. (small lift, reasonable tire size, etc)
for me it is not a question of Jeep or not ... after so much enthusiasm and brain storming and custom fab to let go so quickly is somehow confusing?
It's happened with my last 3 Jeeps. I build it, get it 95% done, and I get the feeling that somehow I'm missing something. Luckily, I've built enough rigs to know not only what I want, but what fits my life. Hopefully my next rig will be much longer term.
It's done. Time to move on to the next challenge?
Exactly. Probably much more bolt on and less custom fab this time.
i often feel the same way. a simple rig on 33s that you're not always working on that can be completely relied on is often far more fun than a jeep with literally everything modded. i find myself enjoying my stock zj more than my v8 yj stretched on 37s. i couldn't tell you why but thats how it goes.
mines been for sale for awhile. im asking a pretty high price because i don't really want to sell it. but for the right price it'll be gone.
quite the bummer after all the hard work though
Don't get me wrong, this rig has been nothing but reliable, but I've built it beyond the scope of something practical for me
. I'm getting older and a bit of a wuss so I'm missing things like a roof, A/C, low noise floor, etc. I find myself wanting to drive my Duramax to work more than my Jeep and something is not right about that. Maybe I worked on it too much? Fab burn out? Hard to say.