First off let me preface by saying this forum rocks! this is only my 4th post but i've been lurking for a while and there is some real quality info on here. glad to be apart of it. moving on...
after 10yrs in the Jeep world with fully built XJs and TJs, i became bored and wanted to get back to my roots of off roading when small lifts, good tires, and good driving skills could take you many places. i finally wised up and picked up a 2K DII SE7 about 3 months ago.
long story short, my wife loves the SE7 with all the bells and whistles and after a few good trips i realized i'd rather have the simplicity of a SD DII for a dedicated expedition type rig. we sold the other jeep a few weeks back i picked up a 2K DII SD Epson Green from a seller on dweb(that other board). i feel like i got a good deal on it with some quality parts and impeckable service records.
My goal is vehicle that can travel 75mph very comfortably down the hwy, yet go exploring on the weekends running moderate~hard trails, and still look suitable enough to drive to work in my suit and tie. 33" Tires Max size with 3~4" lift.
This post is 2 fold; advise from you guys(and gals) and a resource for others
Current Specs(as i bought it last weekend):
2000 DII SD Package - No: roofs,SLS,leather or heated seats.
LR Waterproof Seat Covers
GBR Ft. DS
OME HD Lift 779/762
OME 107/108 Dampners
OME Steering Dampner
ARB Ft. Bumper
MM - 8K winch
2 Hella 1000FF
Front Diff Guard
Extended Rear Breather
Parts on order for it:
RTE 3" Lift w/7100s(sell the OME stuff)
Nate's Rock Sliders
Greg Davis rear Bumper
5 - 285/75/16 BFG ATs(265s are going on wife's SE7)
Future Plans for expedition set-up:
Keep ARB ft. Bumper(i know, i know, it's not the best - that would be RTE front, but for another $950+ i'll keep the ARB for now)
D1 CDL Shifter
More Recovery Gear
Kenwood/Garmin In-Dash GPS/DVD Flip-Out
Hard wire Compressor(already have MasterFlow Compressor)
ARBs or TT/DL
GBR HD Rear Half Shafts
10K winch with Syn. Rope
NWP Low-Profile Rack
Tell me what you think so far? Thanks for reading...