I thought I had created one of these threads a while ago, but I'll be damned if I can find it.
So my intrepid was trashed by a friend, the engine started making noise.
I needed a reliable vehicle so I searched Craigslist and found a 1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport.
In Feb '08 I brought it home.
a friend called me and said he had a buddy with some mud tires for cheap. $100 later.
And on the Jeep at work.
Then I found a deal on a Surco Roof basket.
I never liked the chrome steel rims, so I tracked down a set of ZJ "Canyon" factory alloys.
the next day went to Rausch Creek for the first time.
I got tired of the worn stock suspension, I worked with a Parts dealer and got a Rubicon Express 3.5 Superflex lift kit and found a set of used BFG 31's. I had removed the Surco basket by this point to try and improve mpg.
The bfg's were pretty worn so I bought a set of tires from Treadwright. Great tires overall.
I drove it for a few years like this only doing maintaince and basic repairs. Its been a extremely reliable vehicle. It eventually needed new tires so I poked around and found a set of JK Rubicon wheels with only 3k miles on em for very cheap. I had to buy adapters to convert from the 5x4.5 to 5x5 and help with backspacing.
This spring has a big list of upgrades and repairs.
A Small list of things to come
- Exhaust header
- Front Axle Rebuild/Rear axle swap
- Brake upgrade - 14" disc in front, ZJ disc brakes in rear.
- SYE install
- Bumpers Front and Rear.