Join Date: Aug 2011
Trying to plan what I'll be purchasing come the end of the summer. With some quick calculations, I should have $2550 at the end of my summer employment. That is after paying debt, but includes gas money to and from work. Also keep in mind my birthday is in just over 2 weeks, and my parents tend to spoil me with parts. In addition to that, I have about $500 worth of assorted items for sale.
I think first and foremost I'll have to decide between a stretch tank and a fuel cell. If it's the stretch tank (which is more likely at this point) I think it'll be the Purejeep stretch tank, which offers 5" of stretch, which should be perfect with the 4" stretch on the 8.8 and the pinion rotated back down. A fuel cell would make it difficult to carry the spare once the carrier comes off and CJ gate gets installed.
Also hoping to pick up the Metalcloak sliders, which will require either front or rear armor as well for fitting purposes. The problem is the 33's will remain this year, and with 5.25" of lift a 33 will look mighty strange in the front. However, I don't think the rears will look very good or work very well with the stretch armor on. What I'm thinking is buy just the front fenders with no flares, pseudo install them to get the sliders installed, then put the stock fenders back on and store the Cloaks until I'm ready for them.
Now, that still leaves a good chunk of change to play with. Perhaps I'd have enough to get the Waggy 3-linked in (shouldn't be much $$ there besides the joints) and get the gears and Super 88 kit installed. I'd kinda like to have a rear locker ready to go in at that point but I'm doubtful I'll have that kind of cash on hand. Also remember I'd have to build the steering and buy at minimum a Reid pass knuckle (unless I can find a flat top cheaper, but that isn't easy).
So, thoughts appreciated. Trying to be as tactful in my approach as possible.
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