New here and to Jeeps, some of the pics are the same as my intro thread. Progress will be slow once the cheap stuff is done.
2005 Rubicon 34,500ish miles when I got it basically stock other Alpine cd player and 265 Pirellis
Plans, for now anyway
-few small things on that need to be fixed
-take off the trail rated badge
-small lift, 2" or so for now maybe a 4" down the road, 2/1 BB sitting on toolbox waiting for install, think I decided on 5100s for shocks but still need to order
-sway bar disconnects
-Smittybilt sport cage
-exhaust, intake, tune of some kind would be nice too, installed Thrush 14" case turbo and turndown
-Smittybilt G.E.A.R. seat covers, have one in and love it need another
-"Oh s**t" handles
-some audio, probably just Kicker speakers dash and roll bar and replace stock sub with Kicker, run it off an old Fosgate amp I have laying in my garage
-install my cb and get a 3' black Firestik
-other odds and ends
I'm open to ideas and suggestions
Figured out why the factory sub wasn't working, it was unhooked because it is badly blown, I'll have to admit I was a little disappointed but it happens. I have a game plan now, I don't want loud just a decent sounding stereo on the cheap, PO put in a nice Alpine head unit that I like so that saved me some money. I will make a box to replace the stocker in the counsel mounted with the stock box brackets and put a Rockford Fosgate P1 single 4 ohm 8" in it, run that with my MTX RT2100X that I have already and some sound deadening material to keep the center from rattling. Going to be able to get .3 cubic feet and Rockford recommends .2-.3 for the P1 so even with displacement (0.07) I should be golden still. Speakers will probably be Polk DXi460 in dash and DXi525 on the roll bar because I have had good luck with Polk in the past and they are marine rated.
I have a stock sub with enclosure that I believe works that you could have. Send me 10 bucks for shipping and I'll throw it in a box. You have a good plan so by all means run with it, but if you didn't want to have to buy and fabricate new then I'd save you some time. I like new stuff though, so feel free to ignore me.
Want some opinions on wheel/tire setup. Wife got me a BB setup for Christmas, asked to make sure it would fit. She got me 1.75" and 0.75", I just wanted to bring it up a little and level it out and unless my tape measure lied 0.75-1" more in front will get flares sitting even. I have 265/75 Pirelli Scorpions on it now(not a fan) but they are still 32s and in decent shape. I also wondered with that size BB what supporting mods will I need if any, after I searched around it sounds like I should be ok without anything else for now since I'm not going up much. Thanks in advance to the owners of the Jeeps I snagged pic from.
Option 1, 265/75R16 MTR/Ks or Cooper STTs on my stock 16" Moabs, loved my MTRs on my old Silverado but have never heard a bad word from friends that run STTs either and I would probably add 1.5" spacers not sure if pic below has spacers or not
Option 2, JK Moabs with 255/75R17 BFG KMs on 1.5" Synergy adapters(pic below is 1.25" adapters)
Great minds think alike, actually I made my build then started looking at some and saw yours and thought crap I was trying to be original. Yea the tj moabs have less backspacing I think about an inch and a quarter and are actually 1/2" wider
I would steer clear of the Cooper STTs. They aren't great off-road, they're VERY loud on the road, and I had lots of difficulty with wear on them. They don't like to stay round. I switched from them to the MTR-Ks this summer, and that's when I realized just how bad a tire they really were. The difference was immediately noticeable.
Got my spacers today, got one of my G.E.A.R. seat covers the other day, still need to order other one. Thinking I'll probabaly go with the Skyjacker Hydro shocks and steering stabilizer for now. Just out of curiosity does anyone know what I will need for bump stop extensions with a 2" front and 1" rear spacer and those shocks? With in the next couple weeks I'll probably order stereo stuff, other seat cover and parts to make sway disconnects then around tax time it will be time for new shoes on it.
Dug around my garage, found my audio crap tote. Turns out I had an old Jenson 10", MTX amp and wiring kit. So I stopped at Walmart scooped up a box for a 10" tossed it all in today. Now I have a little bump in the Jeep and it only cost me $30 so I'm pretty happy with it. The cap on the top is a brake clean cap that I used for a spacer lol, free and works great keeping the sub from hitting the tailgate. Need to clean up the wiring some but it was cold and I was in a hurry.