Well, this is going to be my dad rig now. I currently drive a 2006 WRX that is modified a bit but we have some plans changing with our little family and need two SUVs. Going to take the JK over as my DD and get the wife into a 2011+ Grand Cherokee. We bought it in 2010 with 8,4XX miles on it, glad it's a 6spd. So far, this is all that's done to it but I've got some plans now....
285/70R17 BFG KM2 Mud Terrains x5
K&N Cold Air Intake
Jeep OEM step bars
Bestop Canvas Bikini Top (she's topless all summer)
Rigid Industries Dually LEDs
Spyder front and rear rock crawler bumpers (on the way)
New TIPM....see below lol
Smittybilt XRC8 Winch
2.5" Spring lift and new shocks
Rugged Ridge rocker panel guards
Rugged Ridge rear corner panel guard
Spyder Tire Cargo Rack
Spyder Jerry Can Rack
RIPP Supercharger kit :twisted:
Yes, it needs a new TIPM like many others I have read about. It likes to throw fits every now and again, the ol windshield wipers going nutz, horn honking, lights flickering and washer fluid spraying all over the place. Usually just takes a good smack on the TIPM lid and it stops. I can tell when it's about to happen too because the HVAC blower fan quits working. Seems like it happens 2-3 times a year. Sometimes I'll shut a door and it'll give me a warning honk. Maybe she is just flirting with me or I'm shutting the door too hard.
The RIPP might take a bit to save up 5K for but will be worth it. I plan on keeping it on the 285's so it will have better mileage and throttle response. Might re-gear and go 35's one day but I'd rather do all the planned stuff first.
I didn't like the wheels much at all and the tires were worthless for any offroad or snow so it now looks like this:
Some super light duty "trailing." It'll see more!
I installed the Rigid Duallys on Friday, the hardest part was feeding the wiring through the firewall on both sides of the rig, but it came out super clean. Rigid Industries provides a full wiring harness that is literally plug and play and was plenty long for me to route the wiring how I wanted. I like the switch and how it looks mounted, clean.
I just placed an order for some new bumpers yesterday after selling my FN Five-SeveN pistol. They are Spyder (not Poison Spyder, I'm not that rich) front winch bumper and rear tiregate/bumper. Will post some pics when I get them installed hopefully next weekend!