I decided to sell my truck to pay off student loans and bought a '91 YJ with cash to get me around temporarily. The only way I was able to get over my truck was for a Jeep.
The Jeep has a 3" body lift, which I know is not the best of ideas, but for now, will do. I plan on getting rid of it and putting a suspension lift on it, but the reason I sold the truck was to devote more money towards student loans for now. This Jeep will be a project that will take some time.
I recently went on a run with some guys in So Cal and had a blast. I'm thinking I need to replace or fix the whole sport cage thing first, to better support my kids. My 5 year old son has quickly assumed the passenger seat with enthusiasm. This forum has plenty of good info and I already like the attitudes of the members. Looking forward to learning a great deal from everyone on site.