How's it goin everybody. Been a Jeep fan for a while now. Can't get enough of them(you'll see why). When I was in high school my parents bought me a 05 Jeep Liberty 4X4 Limited, it was a great starter Jeep. Never did anything crazy to it, just a 2" lift, bigger tires, lights on the roof, and a sound system. Loved it to death! Had that for about 4 1/2 years and decided to part with it.
Pictures of the Liberty (can't find any pictures of it when it was stock)
A couple years after I sold the liberty, I decided to get back into Jeeps again, real jeeps! In August 2010 I bought my first wrangler. It was a 2001 TJ Sport. Only had a 2" spacer lift and 15X10 rims. Of course that didn't sit well with me, so I had to mess with it!
Back when I bought it Aug 2010
Then I had the opportunity to upgrade to a Lj. So why not, sold the TJ and bought the LJ! The TJ was purchased from a guy in New York, so he had a truck pick it up.
Bye bye TJ
I also bought the LJ from out of state, Oklahoma. And had it shipped down as well. It already had a 6" Rough Country lift, 35" Pitbull Rockers, SYE, a old currie winch bumper, a old warn winch, and a bumper/tire carrier.
And of course it wast gonna stop there. I put 4.56 gears, lockers, diff covers, new bumper, new winch, the list goes on.
Then........ I decided to get a Jku. So I sold the LJ and bought a 08 Jku Rubicon.
I loved the JKU like crazy! Couldn't of been happier! But unfortunately I had to let it go, it wasn't what I wanted to do, but I had to... My job wasn't working out too good, ended up doing what I had to do, which meant sell it, and pay everything off. I paid off my wife's car, bills, and paid my truck off. So I'm officially debt free except for my mortgage of course. But I wasn't happy.... Not owning a Jeep sucked. So I ended up finding an 04 LJ with a hardtop, bone stock, rear view mirror dimmer, and stock premium sound. A older guy owned it and took good care of it. Only has 44,000 miles on it. He wanted to buy a travel trailer but he needed a truck first. So, guess what I did, I traded him my 04 F250 for his Jeep straight across! So bam! I'm back in business! Got me a 04 Lj and I can't wait to get started on it!
All that being said, I hope you guys enjoy this build (might see some similarities from my old LJ), hopefully it'll be my last! Oh and I broke away from the red! Figured I try silver for a change.
First mod I did the day after was install a new Pioneer stereo! Has Bluetooth and iPod connection.
Mounted the Mic for the Bluetooth on the Dash
And I changed the headlight bezels from chrome to black. Big whoop!
Well that's it so far. I ordered 35X12.5R15 Pitbull Rockers, and Poison Spyder Diff Covers. Next week, I'm ordering a 6" lift, SYE, driveshafts, 4.88 gears, and lockers. So I'll keep ya posted as everything comes in!
Well, some of the things I ordered came in today! Gonna pile everything up until i hve everything in. The Pitbull Rockers came in, Poison Spyder Bombshell Diff Covers, and a Rancho Steering Stabilizer. Just ordered the 6 Inch Rough Country Long Arm Lift, along with the slip yoke eliminator, rear driveshaft, 4.88 gears, and rear Auburn Electric Locker. Those should be coming in throughout this week and next week! I'll keep you all posted!
Well, more parts came in! Everything is here except for the SYE, that comes in tomorrow. Then I had to send one tire back because it was for 17inch rim, and I only got 4 rims, the fifth one should be in this week or next! Sunday is the day that everything is gonna be installed, can't wait!
Sorry about the wait, just got the Jeep done a couple days ago. Just got a alignment today so it's good to go! Still gotta order a winch bumper, tire carrier, rocker guards, and a few other little things here and there. Here's a few crappy pictures.
Sorry I haven't been on here in a bit, it's been a rough month. Just ordered a Smittybilt XRC Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier. Tire Carrier is back ordered unfortunately but the bumper should be on this week. Next week I'm gonna order a Body Armor Winch Mount Front Bumper. I still have my Warn Powerplant 9.5 Winch so ill add that on as well. Will post pictures as parts are installed!
Was never a fan of LJ's until I saw year yours. Lifted and modded out looks sick. Got me thinking now. Nice work.
Thanks everyone. I'm currently in New York right now and won't be getting back to az til this Friday. But when I do I will be ordering a Body Armor Winch Bumper, so that'll be next on the list, then Rockhard Rocker Guards.