I chose these 3 items, strictly because I only have a hard top for my TJ at the moment and would rather not have to haul the huge thing on and off everytime I want to go topless. The recovery gear kit I chose because everyone needs a decent kit to compliment their winch. I also chose the gearsets because I'm currently running 33'' tires on 3.07 gears with an auto trans. Not a good combo!!
I would pick the RCVs and Detroit because I am saving up to build up an HP30 and the D44 I swapped in last December so that I can run 35s. OBA would be nice because I would easily be able to air up the 35s after I finish a day of wheeling. Tube doors would be nice because I like not having doors at all, but I would like something to rest my arm on.
If you can't stand behind our troops feel free to stand in front of them! Cavasar's TJ
Got a baby on the way and really want to get some work done to my "First Born" 1985 CJ7 before the little one is here! I've heard Jeep projects get put on the back burner for a few months when that happens.
The CJ is mostly stock, but I could definitely use a winch! Read some great reviews on this one and it's within my budget.
New down pipe/cats because mine are on their way out, just haven't pulled the trigger yet to replace. I could use a new frameless top as I've beat mine up pretty good offroad, so would like to have a fresh one to put on eventually. Lights, well because why not! Love night wheeling and the Rigids I have now are great but would like a bar as well. And headlights certainly could use an upgrade over the candle sticks up front!
There are several reasons for me to do a bit of Jeep rennovation onm my `03 TJ, but for me two many reasons stand out more than any. First, I traded a truck for the Jeep roughly 3 years ago and swore I was going to begin modifying it for a family toy. My wife,twins (14yrs old now) and my youngest step daughter (also 14yrs old) love taking the Jeep out and just driving. Also they enjoy time on the trails just as much as I do, which is a great bonding time for us all. As time has gone on, the TJ has taken on the role of my DD and modification plans have been put on the back burner. Would love to dive back in again and just complete the entire project, that way down time is minimal, and it is actually done. Second reason is that the entire time it has been a DD, I have slowly been collecting parts, but now the collection has been dying off with recent home purchase, trying to organize a re-married style family, and a job that keeps me traveling a major part of the year. This should be the kickstart my TJ needs to get to the final stage, and that is for the family to enjoy and not just be another DD.
03 TJ Under Construction
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Having a family sometimes makes things difficult on us & our hobby.... Bills to pay, school functions, sports, homework, etc. Any help with our hobby or sport is greatly appreciated! Being that my family comes first I put a add in roll cage at the top of my list! A lot of mods are common place, and you sometimes forgot about other stuff needing changed - such as gears, added performance. Lastly, without being greedy with a list a mile long something to protect the side of the Jeep yet act as a step for my kids and wife.
I've had numerous XJs over the years, but this is my first TJ. I think my boys (5 and 7 years old) love this thing more than I do. I am slowly building it into a capable family friendly rig, however a failure of the bottom end in the engine has really slowed progress. I could use the dough to keep the build moving...
Its round 2 after my purchase of a 2000 TJ last year. Fresh black Rock crawler rims. Fresh new tinted window soft top (currently ripped in rear). RR Neoprene seat covers to hide rips and look nicer. New soft ride ZONE nitro shocks along w/ a easy 2" lift kit to ride nice. Tow hooks for front bump, to help or get helped.
Right now my '02 TJ is pretty much stock due to a low budget (surprisingly when you put yourself though college you don't a lot of change), and thus my wishlist also revolves (mostly) around whats cheapest. I'm looking at the Zone 3" lift kit as it's a good price and has great reviews. Also, the 3" seems perfect as this car is my DD and even though I do get off road quite often I need it to be able to function well on road also. The tires and wheels are pretty basic, 33" tires as those are the largest I can run with a 3" lift and the wheels because they were the cheapest (yet best) I could find. I've always been a fan of stinger bumpers and Smittybilt's SRC is at a great price. I've heard people running the MBRP Cat Back exhaust before and love the sound, plus my exhaust is starting to rust out. Finally I got my Jeep without back seats and once I get this thing lifted and the bumper and winch on I want to be able to take more than one friend with me down the trails. Thanks XT!
My reasons for this list is that i will probably never be able to acheive any of this. Im currently in college and will be for the next 6-8 years, and will be over my head with student loans. my family was just in a major lawsuit a little over a year ago for $60,000 (by my own family at that) so any money we make goes to paying them. i picked these specific parts because they were simply the best. Im tired of my TJ looking just like the rest of em around my town. (33's with a cheap short arm lift kit) with a jeep with 205,000+ miles things are breaking left and right so its really hard to fix things. I dont want to sell my jeep, i want to make it better.
PS: I WILL ADVERTISE THE CRAP OUT OF EXTREME TERRAIN!
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