Thanks Doc! Definitely will remove the ammeter wiring...... go to a one-wire alternator....... rely on a voltmeter to monitor the charge.....
Lockers/LSDs are in the future...... may go to a 3.9X gear with 33s...... if it feels sluggish.
Rear window wiring is going to be a priority....... also thinking about going manual....... a little more foolproof.....
Thanks for commenting....... I learned a lot from your thread!
there are a number of after market bumpers available now (SBF has been working with BJ's), I debated loooooong about what to do. For a while I just had my spare tire laying down underneath a cargo cover I made, but got sick of losing storage be haing some unusable space under the cargo cover.
I ended up ordering an interior tire carrier from a forum vendor, and it was the best $90 I have ever spent on the jeep. It fits a 33 perfect, but you cannot go any larger.
I really like that idea..... I have the spare under the platform in my Bronco..... but I've gotten to like the platform set-up less and less.
It's just me and a dog on trips..... back seat is getting jettisoned..... we only need a couple of totes and an ice chest pretty much..... lots of room for our stuff and an upright spare tire.
I've got a fabrication background..... just need to roll the spare around..... see where it fits best!
Quote: The reason I don’t like an under mounted spare is....it could be kinda tough to get at in the event you need it in a trail. "
That is why I went with my bumper mount. After I bought my Cherokee, I went to remove the spare and there wasn't enough room to lower the spare tire holder to let the spare come out. I had to jack up the jeep to get it out. Granted, it was a 33 inch tire and the PO had modified the carrier to hold it. With one tire flat, it wasn't going to come out.