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Old 06-06-2014, 06:37 PM   #1
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North Alabama with new TJ

My name is Danny and my wife Holly and we made our first vehicle purchase as newly weds, a 1998 TJ 2.5L 5spd almost completely stock for a great price through my wife's dealership. The only things done to it are tiny fog lights up front (was that stock?) and some 265/70s (equivalent to 31s I believe). As you can tell, Im not sure about a lot of thing Jeep, so thats why I joined the forum.

Future plans for this toy of ours is a 3-4" suspension lift, at least 31" M/T tires, maybe some rims or just plasti-dip, do something with the faded fenders/hard top, light bar, and other misc small stuff like speaker upgrades and red led dash lights. Possibly within the year I would also like to swap out the 4 banger for the 4 Liter. I heard those could be done around the 2k range w/o labor (and pending price of the donor vehicle).

Without further adieu, here are some pics.

Next to my DD, the 2500HD 8.1L


I dont think my wife will let me drive it she loves it so much


But I can decide the pace in which she learns how to drive it


Here is a shot with all her faded glory.

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Old 06-10-2014, 12:29 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. I've already been searching the forum for ideas and have a bit of an idea of what I want to do. 2" spacers, Nitro extended shocks, quick disconnects, 31" M/T (KM2s or Toyos), remove jugs, paint/plasti-dip fenders and top and may be wheels. Let me know know if there are any other cheap and easy mods to do. I want a 4.0L at some point so this may be sold after some wheeling these next couple months so Im keeping the mods cheap and easy.
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If it were me, I'd paint the flares with Krylon Fusion rather than dip it.

I think the H&R springs have gotten a decent review(I think they give a 1-2" lift)
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:07 AM   #8
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War Eagle! I see in your name you have a GSXR? If so, look up Auburn Riders on facebook if you want some people to ride with. As for the springs, the description says "a lowered ride height between 1.25” – 1.8” on average can be expected."
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:14 AM   #9
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War Eagle! I see in your name you have a GSXR? If so, look up Auburn Riders on facebook if you want some people to ride with. As for the springs, the description says "a lowered ride height between 1.25” – 1.8” on average can be expected."

The description is just a ballpark for their springs. The comments even mention cars. There was a huge thread on Jeepforum(I rarely visit there anymore)
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