Newb Grand Cherokee Plans?
I'm a new owner of a 2004 Overland. I did a lot of research on vehicles before I purchased this vehicle. The final three were a FJ80 Toyota Landcruiser, a Land Rover Discovery Series 2, and a 4.7 HO WJ Grand Cherokee. I went with the Grand Cherokee mostly for ease of repair, fuel mileage and available power in stock form. I have had a V6 vehicle with bigger tires on it and the lack of power was always bothersome. The Landcruiser and Discovery get pretty crappy mileage. The Discovery is difficult to get repair parts for.
I wanted a vehicle that could get me to a lot of places yet get me there in somewhat comfort. Now I need to decide how far I am going to go with getting the WJ where I want it. I am leaning toward a three inch lift and run 245/70-17 or 265/75-17 tires. I like the 245's for the fact that I can get it into the spare tire well. I want to figure out a way to carry an extra 10 gallons of fuel. So this means either a rear bumper carrier or fabricate a auxiliary tank underneath. I also want a winch. I lean towards a portable as you can winch forward or backward with ease.
Enough rambling for now. Any thoughts are welcome.