I've never been much of an off-roader until I moved to AZ.
I bought a little Jeep Patriot as a daily driver a while back. Once I starting to take it down trails I realized it sucked so I started modifying it. Well, it was what it was so I decided to trade it for my current ride a few months ago.
It's an 01 WJ Limited. 4.7, quadradrive, upcountry, etc. It was bone stock when I got it with 78k on the clock, a true old lady driven cream puff:
I bought it with the intent of modding it, but didn't expect it would come along as fast as it has. So far I've installed:
Superchips 93 oct tune
Transgo Shift kit
Moog Trail Boss stabilizer
removed rear sway bar
IRO 3" lift
JKS adj track bar
front/rear/cargo rubber liners
Taillight brush guards
Mud Guard 265/70/16's (31x10.5)
New OE black headlights
Now it looks like this:
I've done some maintenance stuff like:
trans fluid & filters
oil pressure sending unit
lots of injector cleaner
Here's a couple vids before the suspension:
Here's one from this weekend testing out some of the new hardware:
I have the IRO budget rock rails and high clearance cross member ordered.
Future plans include:
A rear upper A-arm spacer
tie rod flip kit/new TRE's
steering stabilizer relocate
Redline fluid for the F/R diffs
t-case fluid change (already have the fluid)
Skid/cover for the D30
bikini cut front bumper
lightbar/roofbasket (already have them need to repaint/wire etc)
maybe a front brush guard if I can find one cheap
maybe a front hitch (I have a winch on a hitch mount so would be nice)
Hoping I can attend a local meet soon.
BTW: I have my Upcountry springs/shocks up for sale on CL if anyone is interested. Tried to post them in the classifieds here but there's probably a post count restriction or something.