Moderator: HAZ - Moderators
Tim, be careful.. you are embarking on an endless amount of "$" to spend on 4x4 mods... just ONE of the REASONS why at 62yrs old and now living in only 860SF of floor space!!!..davis2001r6 wrote:It's a work in progress and I made a $2900 Jeep cost about $5500 in under two months.
I hear that! I've heard horror stories about trucks like mine with thousands invested only seeing blue book ($900) from insurance if totaledGrasshopper wrote:Tim, be careful.. you are embarking on an endless amount of "$" to spend on 4x4 mods... just ONE of the REASONS why at 62yrs old and now living in only 860SF of floor space!!!..davis2001r6 wrote:It's a work in progress and I made a $2900 Jeep cost about $5500 in under two months.
Yea, it's really the same story for Scouts and FJs; with the Scout there's a lot of labor involved in the spring-over and reverse shackle that no one ever takes into account, either...Whew! I'm relieved that I'm not the only one!!Grasshopper wrote:Jeff, that is not just a horror story, it is a true story! I know that story well. My heavily modified '92YJ Jeep has virtually everything ever made (in years 1996-2000) aftermarket mechanically(less motor conversion)..parts, labor, tools, & accessories totaling in the 10's of $thousands$. Eventhough I have a significant amount of security anytime I go off-road it really does not fit my lifestyle needs these days.. I am too hard-headed to give it away and to attached to want too!.. I think the retail blue book value for my stock version with the amount of miles it has is now less than $3k. :guilty:
wallyfarak wrote:The Liberty is decent. I added 1.5 inches, slighty bigger tires and skid plates. It gets me where I need to go so far.
The spare tire cover came with it. I got the factory skid plates at various places. The transfercase plate I got at Airpark Jeep in Scottsdale. I'd call the Jeep parts closest to you and see what they can get. The 2004 skid plates are discontinued already. The factory ones cost less than the aftermarket and are strong enough for my use. The engine skid came from Texas (blue bonnet jeep) and the transmission skid came from New York. Believe it or not the shipping wasn't bad. If you google the factory part numbers (82210769 - engine/front suspension, 82209445 - transfer case, 8221003 -transmission) you can find suppliers. Not all of them have the parts and some charge too much shipping so look around. The skids I got were for 2005-07 but I only needed to drill one hole. Jparts has them all but I think the shipping was high. I didn't get the gas tank skid. The only way to hit the gas tank would be rock crawling.djui5 wrote:Where did you get the skid plates? I need one bad before I break something, like an oil pan Also, did you get a spare tire cover or was that stock? Mine don't have one for some reason.
When were you out there?nimrag wrote:Here is mine going down the waterfall, on my way into Box canyon.
That picture was from April or so. I went with the Payson Jeep club to the coke ovens. When I came down, the pile of rocks were gone. But, compared to the road to the ovens, the waterfall was nothing.CannondaleKid wrote:When were you out there?nimrag wrote:Here is mine going down the waterfall, on my way into Box canyon.
I've been back and forth through Box Canyon a half dozen times in the last month-and-a-half and it was a piece of cake going up and down there. It could be there were plenty of rocks filling the low spots that made it easy.
Here's a video of my Samurai at the waterfall (or as I called it, The Ledge) when I was out to Martinez Canyon exactly a month ago:
http://www.changephoenix.com/11/V2011-0 ... inez1.html
And here's a still of the last bounce on the way down: