Hey guys im Wells, 24, Married, live in Wilm. Nc and am going to school for collision and auto body repair.
I bought my first Jeep a '03 Wj Laredo 2wd/RWD (I know, I know its not 4x4, not a real jeep blah blah) back in march. I had big plans of making a "prerunner style or chase style jeep and taking it down to the desert out to Michigan and various crazy trips.
Well as a newly Wedd I am realizing its gonna be slower build than I planned. I work 40hrs a week and starting back in 2 weeks will be in school 30hrs as well. I will be doing 99% of mods and work myself. So yeah should be slow. Lol
I still plan on taking the trips with it but will be building a slightly dif style build than I originally planned. Instead of a "prerunner" it just is what it is and will become what it becomes. Ill am to make it the most capable 2wd it can be (locker and crap loads of recovery gear coming) & still make my daily comute to work and school.
With that said here is what I have now and my future plans for the old girl.
3" lift, 1.5 wheel spacers, 33x12.5 bfg t/a ko's (sitting in back and going on soon), and various poorboy diy things.
Future-within the next year
: Aussie locker (next month) 4.5" lift, pleanty of cutting trimming and body mods to fit the 33x12.5s, regearing to 4.10 or 4.56 not sure (3.73 now), gas tank lift gonna try this next month when I get back to school so I can use the shop welder, custom front and rear bumpers with swing tire carrier which I will build myself.
Hopefully you guys can help me along the way with your knowledge and tips.