What's up BRJ's my name is mike and I thought I'd share my next group of upgrades and fill you in on what's been done to date. I have meet some of you at the recent CR Bucks and drive in jeep events and look forward to more family events and wheeling opportunities.
Started as a stock 1998 jeep Cherokee sport with 172.*** miles and very little rust, I got hosed on the purchase price as I could barely get the thing home due to overheating. I found that there was a small hole in the radiator and no thermostat I replaced both and blew out the heater core. She was leaking power steering fluid so in replaced the high pressure hose. After that she was fairly well mannered. I have a little trouble on first start but after that she's good.
First round of upgrades:
3" rough country lift with fixed lower control arms an full leaf packs and 2.2 shocks
Nates off road from number
Hankook dynapro my 31x10.5x15 tires
Black steel wheels with 4.75. Backspacing
Trimmed fenders tuck and fold
Third round: ordered but not Delivered/installed yet
Adjustable upper control arms
Adjustable lower control arms
Rear lift shackle 1.5-2"
Rear shackle relocation backed
Transfer case drop 1"
Extended break lines
Square tube rock sliders
I believe this will bring me to between 5-5.5" of lift.
I will be posting pictures soon and a review of my experiences to come. As I remove the 3" lift I will have the fixed lower control arms, coils, front and rear shocks, and sway bar disconnects available if anyone is. The 3" kit was I installed about 1.5yrs ago