Just another TJ owner with a '99 Sport. I've owned it for about the last 6 years and until recently haven't really done much with it. That is, until, my wonderful friends started bringing out their XJ's and Samurai's. The bug is back and it bit hard!
Not sure what all is expected in one of these intro forums so I'll keep it simple. Married, 39, wife is also a die-hard outdoor 'get me muddy' person. We both are into photography (me: sports, her: weddings and macro) as a hobby, both ride motorcycles, she's learning the technical art of how to get the Jeep through parts of Windrock and Royal Blue without removing anything important, etc.
We live in North Knoxville, TN and are usually found out and about pretty much every weekend either on the bikes, kayaks, or cars/Jeep. If you are heading up let us know and we'll bring the cameras.
The Jeep is mostly stock at the moment though the pics will usually show it with the Kayak rack on. As it's a bit chilly to play in the boats I've swapped the front brackets for the light-tabs. If I can find someone locally who can weld up some light tabs on the kayak brackets I'll be set!
Currently 30” tires which render 5th gear useless
Replaced the shocks with a bit better unit but forgot what type.
Bestop Half-Top (not high on the recommended list)
KC 165watt Daylighters (mounted in lieu of kayak rack)
Warrior Canoe/Kayak Rack (another not high on the recommend list)
This past week I nuked the bumperettes and replaced the faded fender plastic.
Is it possible to put an MML in without a body lift and would there be any advantage?
Re-gear for 3.73’s from the stock 3.07’s
2.5” lift (not sure what type yet)
Possibly a 1.25” body lift (JBS?)
Motor Mount Lift
Aussie Locker front
Not sure what sort of locker in the rear (may say
heck with it and if budget allows put ARB front
Better front and rear bumpers
Upgrade the tires to a 32”
Decent CB system
I tried to post a 'wanted' but somehow I haven't got permission for it. Trying to find someone with Dana 30/35's and the 3.73 gearing. With all the people bumping to much larger axles I figure there's a few hiding out there!
**reference: most of these pics were taken with the little point and shoot through the last few years, not the rigs we usually use**