Howdy, its been awhile since ive posted here mostly since I sold my comanche and havent really had a reason too, but worry not for I am still in the Jeep family as the money I got from selling my MJ I turned right around and used to buy my friends TJ! This isnt my first wrangler as ive had 2 YJs previous to this but it is so far my favorite I think. here's a pic from the same day I bought it and I immediately took it off road, temporary tags and all!
A nice aspect about it is it was built by my friend who worked for an offroad shop at the time so the Teraflex 3" short arm lift, 1.25" body lift, Billstein shocks, RockJock 1-ton steering, 4.56 Yukon Gears, Detroit rear locker, 35" General Grabber X3s, Hanson Offroad front bumper, K/C lights, a TJ Rubicon Dana 44 rear swap and a few other things were already done as well as correctly maintained. He only put about 5000 miles on all these parts so when he offered it to me for well under the current market rate it was a no brainer. (perks of having friends with money to blow I guess lol). Since then ive already taken this TJ through box canyon twice, Sedona twice (including Schnebly Hill),
Backway to Crown King (where I popped a wheelie on the Escalator)
and Sycamore Creek
I even got my first ticket in it!
After all this wheeling and speeding I finally had some cash to add some mods of my own, the first of which being that I would eventually need a tire carrier. I'm pretty picky with that kind of stuff so I searched around for while until I found the Swing Out carrier made by Gen-right offroad:
With the tire carrier I also added steel corner guards from MetalCloak, and the Max-Bilt Trail-Taillights. Here are some pics with them on in my most recent wheeling/hiking/camping trip to the Sierra Ancha Wilderness:
I'm really satisfied with my parts choice and Ive got even more planned for this little TJ in the form of engine upgrades (or swaps I should say) that should turn this thing into a real beast of a machine! If I can figure out how to post videos without them getting compressed ill add them below as I have a few. Ill also update and post pictures when I can remember to :)