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
Welcome! One question. What axle are you running with that much POWER?
2000 TJ 2.5l, 2" OME Lift, Winch, Adjustable Control Arms, Rokmen Gas Tank Skid, Warn Sliders, CCFabs 3" Hood-lines, Engine Skid, Rock Crawler Bumper Front & Rear
Ohio River Four Wheelers- www.ORFW.org
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.