I am bored at work so I decided I'll start a little build thread on here for my jeep. I haven't had a good car project for a while and have been doing the offroading thing instead. Also, I dont go to any other forums these days and since there is not much activity here anyway, I will use this space to document the progress of the Jeep. Maybe some of you guys have interest in the offroading world too.
The story behind this jeep is that I bought it bone stock back in 2009 or so. It was a super cherry 2005 Wrangler Unlimited with about 35k on it. I originally I bought it as a daily driver and did some mods to it as I went on. However, I was laid off after having it about a year and ended up having to sell it to a co-worker. I always regretting selling it and wished I could get it back. The unlimited (LJ) model ended up being incredibly desirable due to the wheelbase and size for serious offroading and the prices on them actually went up after I got rid of it. Fast forward to last january and that co-worker I sold it to called me out of the blue and told me he was potentially needing to sell it due to a divorce. He had beat it up quite a bit and left it outside with no soft top windows on, but he had added some awesome parts and only put about 10k miles in the 6 or so years he had it. He offered it to me at a price that was so low I would have kicked myself forever if I didn't buy it back. Luckily, I had just started a much better paying job and I was able to talk(con) the wife into buying it.
Anyway, Ill post some pics a little later when I get home and track the progress I've made.
Here it was the day I brought it home.
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Then came the first mod. Rock sliders to protect the body from our desert since I figured I wouldn't be able to lift it for a while.
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Cool pic from the back side of Mt. Lemmon
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Then I added a little budget boost 1.5" lift and some 33s.
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I hated the first set of 33s, so I added a 3" spring lift and got a set of real MT tires. This is how it looked the day I sold it. It looked so good in this picture. Made me sick to get rid of it, so I had to take one last look at it before it was gone.
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Edited by mastadon, 15 October 2018 - 08:53 PM.