Well I really didn't intend to start a "build thread" but as lots of others I figure it will be good to track my progress and maybe not forget some of what I've done! Bad memory I have.
Here it is the day I bought it.
Only thing that the p.o. had installed was a 2.5" RC lift.
First couple of things I did were small but productive. Changed the fluids right away and gave it a bath and detail, threw on some homemade discos, painted headlight bezels. Ordered some hella e codes as well. I couldn't see anything at night!
Next I found a new set of brakes and a brand new hilift on Craigslist and gave 200.00 for the lot. Drilled and slotted rotors for the front with new pads and new drums and pads for the rear. Guy threw in some fitted floor mats too. Turns out he traded in his keep and had some of this stuff laying around and some he took off the Jeep. It was a pretty solid score.
Next I found a set of Poison Spyder tube fenders I wanted and got those put on along with some rock sliders. I also picked up some kc pillar light mounts from 4wd and a set of 100w KC Slimlites on Craigslist for 50.00 new in box. Came with everything... Rock guards, wiring harness, relay and switch. Wasn't even missing the instructions!!
Then I found a set of dick cepek 33s with 95% tread for 700 mounted and balanced. I feel this was a pretty solid score aw well.
Now we look like this
Forgot I also installed a smittybilt front bumper.. Now that I've had it awhile I believe I am going to take it off in favor of a stubby stock front. I'm not sure why but I love the way they look.