I haven't posted a lot but I have been following Recce01's build thread and have been inspired to start my own and share with a great community of people who are passionate about the great outdoors and overland vehicle modification. So my goal was to build a very capable yet street friendly vehicle that could be driven to the trail, wheeled the snot out of and drive home. I feel I am getting there. Now down to business. every thing that says custom was built by me. I have a passion for fabrication. (lots of free time and not much expendable income helps). I will be starting this thread at the beginning since i have documented most of my mods for my own personal reasons, and will add to it in my free time.
The vehicle I started with.
Bone stock 97 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0, 42re, np242, low pinion Dana 30 and Dana 35 199,000 miles. (now has 250,000).
Current mods are.
4" lift Rubicon express coils.
Custom front 3 link long arms. with custom track bar.
JKS. quicker discos.
Fully adjustable Rubicon express short arms in the rear. (thanks to overlandzj for the uppers) with lengthened stock track bar. RE track bar brackets are no bueno.
5 33x10.50r15 km2s on ultra rouge 15x8 3.75 bs.
Custom front winch bumper.
Custom radiator support/skid .
Custom rear bumper with swing out tire carrier.
Custom unibody frame rail plating.
Two tone interior tan and dark gray. lots of stuff added from a limited fully electric leather seats, auto head lights, 700watts of 110 power wired in the center console, custom storage pocket were the vic used to be, cobra 19 cb radio, blue tooth head unit, among other things.
List of near future mods
Have 4.56s and solid diff covers sitting on my bench for the d30 and 35
Have a freshly rebuilt York 210 with the oilier port block off mod done, for my on board air. Sitting next to my gears.
Rear drawer system. needed before my OBA gets started on. Battery has to go in the back to make room for the York under the hood.
Custom sliders, belly skid, rear long arms.
I am sure there's more there is always more.
here is a current pic.
I also got a trailer I will be moding to fit my off road needs. Trailer is a Colman Versa Trailer. it will probably be documented in here too. mods for trailer are lift probably 31x10.50r15 mt's and a rack on top.