Figured I should pop in for a 15,000 mile update. Not a bad mileage tally for 9 months. Still puts a smile on my face.
Shortly after bringing the Jeep home I took her down to the south end of Capitol Reef National Park for 4 days of exploring, hiking and camping. Couldn't have been a better trip or a better introduction to the new Jeep.
As for the Jeep, It's just right for me. I've been able to confidently take it everywhere I wanted to get to, with out feeling like I was anywhere near its limits. I added a set of Grabars a few weeks ago, and they've been a nice addition.
Issues? My tailgate stopper (see here
) broke recently and my local dealer has ordered in the parts to repair it -- a known issue. That's it, really.
Future mods? Given the tailgate issue I've been eyeing the Teraflex rear tire hinge (using the stock tire mount). Eventually I'll replace the stock Goodyear SRA tires with something better, but for now they're doing fine. A headlight upgrade (maybe some Quadratec LED) would be nice as well, as the stock headlights are marginal at best.
That's it, really. Might throw some Rubicon takeoff shocks on it if a set come up cheap and local. I will be painting the stock wheels black some day, not a big fan of the silver but I otherwise like the wheels. I've wanted black wheels on a truck since I had my first FJ40 Land Cruiser back in the mid 1990s, so that will be a project for 2015.