Been a long 8 months. When I bought it, it had to be towed home. A busted radiator, roasted hydraulic cooling fan, bald tires and just in general disarray. It sat for a year before I plunked a grand for it. And I put in roughly $1100 to get it back on the road. It's got one minor issue in that bank one says the exhaust efficiency is below threshold.
Since it has 255,000 on the odometer, yet still runs strong, I plan sometime next year to toss in a new 4.7 when the current one starts to falter. They are cheap and plentiful around here.
But my real question is, what should I do next with it? There's a WJ running around town that is lifted and has aftermarket bumpers on it. I like the look, but I'm not going to copy it. I'll need to find stuff that will be a bit different.
If I do bumpers, I'm sending them to Raleigh to get hydrocoated in carbon fiber. And the plastic cladding will get the same treatment.
Rims? I have no idea what I want. I'd like a 2 or 3" lift.
What am I going to use this for? Daily driver/hunting rig. Uwharrie isn't too far. But rock crawling doesn't blow my skirt up. And it's mostly mud and a bit of swamps around here.
Anyone have any ideas on what I should start with?