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Project Do Over
This is Andy/ Jeeper99xj. I was on here years ago. At the time I had a '97 TJ that was hacked up by my then high school self with no fenders and other modifications mainly done with a Sawzall in my parents driveway.
Fast forward 16 + years and I now have a real job, moved to Colorado, decent tools, and a 1998 TJ. I Bought it about 2 years ago, put 40k on it driving it to and from work, got sick of driving it 100 miles a day and bought car to drive to work. We had been wheeling the girl friends 2016 JKU Rubicon on 35's but she ended up selling it in January. The TJ was stock when I bought it and ended up with 31's and a 1" body lift right after I bought it. We had a trip planned to Moab last October and were going to take the JK when it got hit for a 3rd time and wasn't up to the trip. I built some bumpers, rock sliders and threw a winch on the TJ. It did well in Moab but is nowhere near the wheeler the JK was. We really enjoyed having the capability of her jeep on the trails and do a lot of random week day wheeling so it was nice to know the jeep could handle most things we got into without an issue.
Easter Jeep Safari is less than 2 months away, I no long have to put 100 miles a day on the jeep, and we'd like to spend a ton of time on the trails this summer so it's time to get the TJ ready for some harder trails. The goal is a shakedown run the first weekend of April so it's time to get to work
-Andy Fab bumpers, sliders, tire carrier
-8k warn winch with rope
-1" body lift
-1.5" H&R Springs and blistein shocks
-Budget Sway bar Disconnects
-Offroad Only U-Turn steering
-31's and steel wheels
-Blue tarp top, I sold the hard top this week
-Painless fuse box with some lights and other electrical "upgrades"
-Rigid Trucklite Heated LED Headlights
Goal: Low lift, simple, low gears, capable enough but not too capable, keep somewhat of a budget, nowhere near as hacked as my last TJ.
-4.88 gears, lunch box locker in the front, spool in the back
-Hydro assist steering with a cooler
-Highline fenders front and rear (move the fenders up 3" and not make it look like my last TJ)
-Flat Belly Skid and a crossmember to hold up the t-case, adjustable rear upper control arms for pinion angle
-Rebuild a teraflex 4:1 t-case I picked up for a song with SYE and a CV driveshaft
-Race/ ham radio
-New bestop soft top
Last edited by barrlroll1; 02-22-2019 at 07:00 PM.