Here's my 2005 Sport TJ. I know it looks "too clean", but it's my daily driver, and I enjoy keeping it clean. And it does see the trail in the summer time
It has the Warn Winch, Smittybilt front bumper and rocker guards. Rock Hard 4x4 rear bumper and tire carrier. I installed Warrior Aluminum armor on the rear. And the MT Snakebiter wheels and BFG KM2 tires. (The spare is the same, but the picture below is an old one of my old tires and wheels.)
I'm currently saving up money to replace the soft top with a Black Bestop. I'd like to replace the stock fenders with Flat fenders. But, I'm also thinking about having the stock fenders painted black or having them LineXed.
I'm also looking into getting some Front Grill Inserts. Black ones. I just really like the look of them. But, I'm unsure on which ones to get. The cables to my winch run thru the front grill. So I need to be able to keep them running the same way. I have a picture below.
So what do you guys think? Any thoughts/suggestions on what you'd do and change?
I think your jeep looks...........OK - - - Want to know what I think would make it look better???......................................... ................................I would look MUCH better if it was MY Jeep -
T-case drop = dropping the skid that already hangs down way, way too far. Loss of clearance. You won't like the flares being lined unless you literally never hit them on anything. Once you do, it'll start to peel and there goes your several hundred dollar expense. Just clean them up and hit them with Krylon Fusion. Cheap, effective, and easily touched up. That only leaves the bumper.......your jeep, your choice of front bumper.
Drop the skid? You mean take it off? Or are you talking about a "belly tuck"?
He is saying there's a spacer between ur skid plate and the frame which drops the trans down and skid plate down to reduce vibrations after a lift by dropping the skid plate u lose clearance on the belly basically u need a slip yoke eliminator or sye if u want to take the spacer off
When the two u joints on your rear drive shaft are forced to operate beyond the range they can handle--approx 3*+ differential--they'll bind at certain points. That's felt as vibrations since the drive shaft is traveling very fast. Do some research on the topics, there are plenty of good sources out there.
Huh. After reading about it, I'm now nervous that I never had this done.....
You don't have to worry because u have the transfor case drop aka tc drop u won't have vibes if u don't feel them now u will have vibes if u remove the tc drop and don't but a sye but ur ok for now but if ur looking to spend some dough that would b a good place to spend it to feel up some clearance or u could live wit the tc drop and spend the money else where
But I have a 4 inch lift on it. Doesn't that mean I already need a SYE?
That 'need' is a function of who you talk to and what they do. Personally, I think you should already have one and that you're well over the limit but you have to take into account of the kind of Jeep that I've built and what I do with it. I hate the stock skid plate and I hate the stock slip yoke rear output. I don't view that 'need' as a function of height at all. I'm well under the 4" mark and haven't had a slip yoke in years.