So I started with a 93 yj 2.5l manual, that my neighbor caught on fire and burned up all the wiring. I spent most of my summer a few years ago rewiring that jeep and getting it running. After barely having the yj for a year I found my current jeep on Craigslist. It wasn't running/barely running and I traded straight across for the tj.
Here is the 1997 Tj that I traded for.
35s on 17s, no lift. Needless to say it had to be trailered home regardless of how it was running.
Specs - 2.5l with 30rh trans. 3.73 gears
One of the first things that I did was put a new radiator and headgasket on it and got it running. Along with a tuneup
Sold the 35s and the wheels and found a cheap set of stock wheels and tires on craiglist for $100.
After that I wet sanded the flares and painted them up. Also took off the rancho steps.
Not long after having the new to me stock wheels and tires, I found another deal on craigslist that wanted to trade some eagle alloy rims and 31s for stock jeep wheels and tires. Called the guy up and traded.
So I started looking at bumpers and didn't find anything that I really like that was in my price range. I really wanted something with a stinger and hood loop. So I settled on a E-Auto Grilles stinger front bumper. It seems solid so far. The Fed-Ex guy had a hard time carrying it down the driveway
It only weighs 72 pounds according to their shipping tracker.
After getting the bumper on I need a winch and a winch plate. I ended up buying a harbor freight badlands 12000lb winch and one of their winch plates for the bumper. I had to cut the winch mount up a bit to get it to fit with the stinger but other than that it was a pretty easy install.
After the winch was added I needed some help up front with it sagging so I put some 2" spring spacers up front to level it back out.
I don't have any pics of installing my rear bumper with the swing out carrier but its on there and I'm sure you'll see it floating around on a few pics
Ordered BDS 2" springs and 2" zone nitro shocks
In the middle of lifting it in the driveway.