The Jeep has been considered "done" for several months now but I don't get out much these days for a variety of reasons. I did however finally get a chance recently and headed out to JV and ran some go fast stuff around Fissure Mountain and over to Giant Rock.
Lets just say that I don't think my Jeep has been this dialed in since it was delivered stock from the factory. I was able to hold a GPS verified 57MPH on the Boone Road access to the dry lake bed and achieved similar results once out on the trail. The Wayne/Blaine tune on the Fox Shocks is incredible off road, the mid arm works to perfection and is completely stable at speed with the 4" of lift and the PSC steering delivers no bump steer and a ton of power with good on center feel.
So to recap the build over a period of several years we have the following:
R&R Alumiflex long arm suspension with a 3link panhard bar 26" arm front, 4 link 26" arm rear, front shock eye conversion, Poly Perf rear shock outboard kit, 4" Currie springs.
R&R HP30 with non-bent sleeved and trussed HP30, Currie/Savvy steering with PSC extreme duty pump, box, cooler and ram. Tie rod flip, swaybar bracket relocation and knuckle reinforcement.
Install Genrite raised body mount brackets to remove body lift.
Install Savvy tub armor, front bumper, front bumper corner reinforcements.
Install new transmission crossmember and 3/8" AL flat belly skid. Re-purpose existing AL engine skid to match.
Install Exogate tire carrier.
This is all a very generic overview of the work done by Blaine and it doesn't even go into all of the small detail work that defines a completed build. I like that this Jeep still looks like a stock Jeep.... one would have to look very close or know what they are looking at in order to see all of the detail work that defines improved clearances and tweeks necessary to improve off-road performance.
I pitched in a new set of 35" MTR Kevlars and went and got myself what I consider one of the nicest tops on the market.... a Bestop Twill Replace-A-Top which I installed over factory hardware.
Much to my wife's dismay, I still have 2 modifications left.... a rear Antirock and new front seats but at this point, the Jeep rides and drives very well. A couple of pix as to what its looking like these days as well as a picture of my supposed POS stock flex header which was supposed to be blown up by now according to my pal Knucklehead