Today I did what I would call the first thing to make the wrangler more self reliable... a compressor No tank for now but if I do I can mount a 1 or 1.5 gal right behind it.
Looks good! I want to buy the Metal Cloak tube w/ the flare someday. Nice to see the inner fender is nicely made and looks stout. Riga are never ending projects!
2006 LJ Rubicon. 3" SA lift, 1" BL, skids on everything, mostly set up for long excursions.
Looks nice so far, except no flare covering the tires is going to get old real fast... I hated not having my front tires covered, any little water or mud and it sprayed everywhere, it sucked.
2005 WK Laredo 4.7L QTII
1998 TJ tons 37's
1988 MJ tons 38's
1992 Jaguar XJ6
Nice fenders and compressor! I installed a metal cloaks bumper earlier this year and have the same compressor hardwired and mounted to the inside of my existing fender.
1995 Jeep Wrangler 4.0
I have that same compressor. I like it alot now, but it gave me a bit of a headache when I first got it. The plastic air filter cracked and a small piece of the plastic worked itself into the compressor head. There is a reed valve in there that broke because of it. I had to build a new reed valve from a cheap feeler gauge set I bought at the local hardware store. I then took the opportunity to tap the air fitting holes out to a proper thread (I think they're metric right now? I could be wrong though). Now I have regular quick disconnect hose fittings on it rather then the weird ones that are on it from the factory, and I have a steel air filter. No problems ever since.
Not much of an update but I added a Smittybuilt XRC8 comp and Rugged Ridge winch plate to the front. Combined weight is about 82 lbs so not bad for a winch set up. Also did some DIY sway disconnects using the write-up http://www.4x4xplor.com/homediscos.html . I used 3/8" washers because they were more snug and hopefully it will keep them from bouncing around to much.
Not to many other plans in the works right now. I will need new tires probably by end of summer and I am looking towards the KM2's, maybe the Duratracs if a 15" rim is offered or even the BFG A/T TA KO tires since this thing doesnt seem to see much offroad action right now. I also want to change the Mickey Thompson 15x10 simulated bealocks for some plain black aluminum 15x8 wheels.
The good...Dana 44 rear
The bad...Dana 30 front
I love my LJ!
Welcome to the club. I love my LJ as well. Your work looks great. If I could throw in my two cents, the BFG AT's are a heck of a quality tire. If you're not off road every weekend, they are a perfect all around tire that hasn't failed me yet.
The journey is the destination...
05'LJ 32x11.5r15BFG AT's; Old Man Emu Springs; OME Nitrocharger Sport Shocks
Gobi Ranger Rack; Custom Rear Drawer
Anyone think this is cool? I think I am in love http://www.gr8tops.com/index.php?opt...=62&Itemid=101
I figure add a roof rack, RTT and you got a nice setup going!