***I re-posted my build thread because I put it in the wrong place earlier. Sorry for starting over but I didn't want the other one moved and get the awesome "moved" tag forever. lol.
I just bought my '13.... Let me start over... I just bought my wife her '13 Overland Summit in Mineral Grey with black interior in a V8. Picked it up right before X-mas. Got a good deal since the '14's are about to role out. It is still stock which is bugging the crap out of me. The Quadra-Lift wasn't my first pick on suspension but she wanted something nice and so we got it. Will have to tone down a lot of future mods because of it but it is fine.
My plans are to build a SUV that we can go on road trips w/ the option of going off road and camping. I am a techy guy and like things to look as much like stock as possible. I'm extremely OCD which slows me down a bit on projects but can't change that lol. I have always liked the SUV builds along the "overland" theme (not to be confused with the name Jeep used to call this SUV. It's a type of build that allows you to go almost everywhere). I will be limited in my tire size so I won't be able to reach my goal of 33" with appropriate clearance but I'm sure I'll be satisfied with 30" 's.
Not sure what order my future mods will be as of yet. I've already e-mailed GOBI for a custom rack idea. I want to be able to mount 2 small solar panels w/quick disconnects. Enough power to run a small fridge indefinitely. Also want to install a second battery with an isolator. The main battery will have charging priority over the second from the alternator but if the main is full, the Jeep will charge the second. Also, in a situation where the main is drained, you can connect the 2 with a switch and "jump start" your own Jeep. Pretty cool I think. The solar panels will only be set up to charge the spare. All accessories I install such as lights, radio (cb), etc... will get their power from the spare so I don't have to worry about draining my main starter battery. The power from the second battery will be cleaner than the main as far as interference goes (like with a cb radio) since it is "isolated" from the rest of the vehicle. Eventually will want a "low-key" brush guard w/winch. Some basic recovery gear and that's about it.
Not going to be able to go crazy with the suspension which is probably better for me since I can get a semi-overland setup to my taste faster. Don't have any future mod dates yet but figured I should start my own thread anyway.
Here she is a few days old: