I'm bored right now. Was lazily wondering around random jeep sites just thinking what I could possibly do with my Jeep.
It's a Automatic Trans. 4.0L 6C Engine. 85,000 miles.
I have done numerous things to it, mostly just for fun because I had disposable time/money. Lets see..
-HID Headlights. Whoo, lets blind other drivers.
-Put LED's Gauges that turn everything red. Looks awesome for night driving. Used a tutorial on this site to learn how to do it.
-A few minor engine improvements/repairs. Had to fix a leak in the oil pan (That was a pain). The AC Compressor went bad, had to replace the AC system.
-Installed a K&N Air Intake. Friend of mine who made himself a little racecar just had to make me do it saying it'll make my Jeep fly in the sky and shoot rainbows behind it as it goes 150mph. Turns out, not too beneficial for jeeps as it is for RaceCars, but it's in there.
Perhaps you guys can give some suggestions. I'm up for just about everything. One point I was tempted to turn it into a Jurassic Park jeep for laughs.
I might be up for lifting it. But honestly, it's also my daily driver. Under the impression it kills gas mileage big time, and that I shouldn't even bother lifting if you never intend to rock crawl which I dont. More of a beach cruiser/surf board rack than anything. I have to justify spending several thousand dollars to raise it a few inches is what I'm saying.
Oh, even upgraded the radio with something I found on sale on Amazon Prime for 150. Has bluetooth, GPS, movies, radio, and other fun things, and the screen hides away when not in use. .. should improve the sound system.
After market bumpers make a Jeep really stand out.
How about checking out the supper long, super awesome "Cheap, easy fun creative mods" thread. Ive done 90% of the shit in there, lol.
The Budget Brawler. AKA Berta
97 sport 4.0 5 spd
6" Long arm 35" MTRs
HP30-Eaton E locker D44-Detroit locker-4.88 Ten Factory Chromo shafts.
KC/Hella, Engo 12k, LED rock lights, "train" horns, Home made-Hand Throttle, OBA, Etc etc.
Though you don't want a lift I would suggest a small lift/leveling kit, I put one of the rough country "2 lift/leveling kits on my '98 and have been really pleased with the results, plus it was only about $130 delivered. It changed the look of the jeep tremendously without changing much else.
Black rear light protectors might be fun to add too. Although, I'm not exactly sure the year of your Jeep, but here is a picture. They were an option that I added when I ordered my Jeep. There are many different types but the picture below looks like my stock ones, just black. Mine are silver. But, the black goes good with your color scheme. Although, silver ones might be nice on your Jeep too. The silver is aluminum colored, not chrome.
But thank you everyone for your responses. I'll check that "Cheap, easy fun creative mods" thread. Quick glance has some interesting designs. But we're doing our best to make it look appealing to the eye as much as it is fun to use.
I'd subwoofer, but that tiny little space behind the back seat has a locker in it and there's really no other place in the jeep to store except for some carefully placed items under the hood. It's a toss of a coin between storage and boom boom boom.
Maaaaybe a 2" lift. What was it called? A 'body lift' kit. Much cheaper than a suspension lift kit if I am so informed.
Honestly. I like the stock bumpers. We painted them recently to restore the powder coat black that was its original color. Like I said, beach cruiser, and some of those bumpers are just insane in utility/off-roading. Not that we wont take a peak however.
I didn't know you had to be husband and wife to take pictures of someone.
Boyfriends or girlfriends are normally sufficient. Therefore, I just logically assumed that the person driving the car was the one to whom I was making suggestions. If it was a guys vehicle, I would tailor suggestions to a guy. I wouldn't recommend something pink or lavender, nor female gender based, to a guy. That would be "silly" or disrespectful by nature.
And, just because someone is married doesn't mean it is a "shared" vehicle.
Jeeps can be a very personal vehicle.