Got the jeep all buttoned up over the weekend! Got everything snugged up, wired the lights up and even picked up a winch! Still didn't install the lift pucks, call me lazy, but I really wasn't in the mood to tear the front 50% of the way down just yet! I know the lift I bought is for mostly highway use and that is why I bought it, and it shows it.... It handles like stock at highway speeds, drove it about 80 miles Sunday and Monday and it cruises 75-80 with one finger on the wheel and rides super smooth! I plan to add to the suspension as time goes on IE: front sway bar disco, adjustable track bars front and rear, and extended brake lines. However, for right now I am beyond satisfied, my wife and I both enjoy driving the jeep 150% more than before!
Friday night I ordered a Tuff Stuff rear bumper with spare tire carrier from "Truck and winch" for $475. I was really on the fence about what bumper to get and whether or not to hold out for a name brand bumper, but the price is sooo hard to beat and the reviews are pretty solid (other than installation, but my old smittybilt SRC was a total PITA, so I ain't skeered). I also really like the attachments you can buy that are exact fits to the bumper(spare tire rack, and jerry can holders)!
Saturday I had to go to town to get supplies for our deer feeders and while at tractor supply I couldn't help myself when I strolled trough the towing isle... It was a Warn VR 8000, I was going to buy a Smittybilt XRC9500 this week, but I really didn't have a warm fuzzy feeling about it because all I have ever had was Ramsey and Warn and everything else to me was.... well..... junk...
But I have been kinda peaking at the warns and TSC's price is par for course for the warn 8k and with my farm exempt I didn't have to pay taxes...
On a side note: if you buy this winch it is perfect wiring for a JK, cables don't have to be shortened or extended, it was the cleanest wiring I've ever seen on a winch(even better than my old 9.5TI)!
Here is the jeep in all it's glory: The wiring we did on the lights is probably one of the best jobs I have ever done, super clean, and the rugged ridge A-pillar switch pod is so nice! My only problem is I need to hide the wire coming from my light bar better (gonna work on that one night this week).
I know this bumper is a cheaply bumper, but the lights are legit and I really like them! We went trail riding last night at my dads and they are perfect for being behind someone with out blinding them!
Also if you have a winch bumper and no place for your front license plate, then the Ruff Stuff roller fairlead bracket is the beezneez. It is super clean and the clips are tough looking and the spring is stout!
All the lights on lighting up a feeder so we could check the timer!