I recently sold my GTO to buy a relative's Jeep that he spent considerable effort/coin on rebuilding end to end to handle an LS7. I figure this Jeep is sorta like having two vehicles in one (muscle car & 4x4), so I couldn't resist the chance to buy it. I've enjoyed my time on the GTO forums so with this Jeep I plan to spend a bit of time here to educate myself on the Jeep aspect and on LS1tech to educate myself w/ the drivetrain.
First up, I have to figure out a rack for my mt bikes. It looks like the spare tire mount isn't up to the task. The cheap route looks like an extension from a hitch mount rack to the rear hitch receiver. The classy and convenient route is a bumper/frame mounted swing-out carrier which would then be able to hold the weight of a few bikes attached.
I know a post about an LS7 stuffed in a Jeep is worthless without pics so here you go.
WELCOME! OIIIIO Impressive combo your running! You should start a new thread here about what your packing,build,etc.Sure it will get plenty of fans.Check out a couple venders here for that rack then ask on the forum will tell ya the pro's and con's.Keep it under 200
Mitter - yes sleeper, right til you turn the key. The Flowmaster 50 (single exhaust for sleeper) is loud and I'm thinking of putting a 70 series or similar on. No rear bumper, rear seat delete, is how I got it. I've ordered a rear seat (Smittybuilt fold and tumble) for the kids to ride on and will likely go w/ a bumper tire carrier combo so that there is adequate capacity for the bike rack. The spare tire itself isn't up to the task, and I don't want a receiver mount.
2Jeepthatrun - Currie Dana 44's, with near as I can tell, every goody. Transfer case is an Atlas II.
mckey73 - Thanks. It's my first Jeep but not my first 4wd. I've had a few pickups along the way including a Dakota and 2011 Ram. This is certainly my most capable 4x4. I have a 1/8th mile not too far that I'd like to hit sometime.
As being for sale, not right now. But I need to start a build thread (TJ section??), not that it's something "I" built but I need to make sure I have enough insurance coverage to cover the "market value". I know insuring for what it "cost" is significantly different. I have $65k+ in receipts alone...but I know value is some fraction of that. I've watched hacked up older YJ's and CJ's sell for $4k on Ebay while on the the other end, newer 4 door JK's w/ Hemi's get $55k and that's not enough to take it home.