I figured it might be time to start a build thread. I'm a big jeeper as well and have always kept a build for that and it's actually come in handy before trying to get a timeline of mods. Anyway, I picked up my 2005 STX 4.6 in August 2014. Only searched for about 2 weeks before I found this one, and if I wasn't so damn anxious to get in one I probably would have waited until i found a 5.4...but, i got it for $9200 out the door with 92k on it. This is my 5th vehicle and the first one I haven't paid cash for now that i'm 24 and have school loans. I'm sure i'll eventually pop up in some pics with the truck somewhere, so yes, i am a girl which always seems to be a surprise to people. gets em every time
First few pictures of the basic bald tire truck:
now time to go back and search for all the mods i did..
Then SIDO flowmaster 40 exhaust with 12 inch tips. Which now i regret a few things...i wish it was louder, it has a nice rumble when started and accelerating but it's pretty quiet idling. And I love the look of the tips coming straight back but here in Ma with all the snow and some offroading i do, i tend to back those tips right into snow banks and stuff. I was i had them come out in front of the rear tire or something
bought tinted headlights which you will notice later on i changed. these lens were tinted so basically no light got out, i then bought headlights with the back of it black instead of chrome so they look like the lens are tinted
swapped cluster from an fx4 that i bought in ebay. it has 400 more miles on it than my truck currently had so it was perfect. i just waited till i reached the same mileage and swapped it. Made the lights blue, and put in a 7 inch touch screen stereo
added a 3" PA body lift. Trust me, i would have preferred a suspension lift but you can't beat the price. But...i will admit, and i tell other people, suck it up and buy the suspension lift. In the near future, i plan to make the leveling kit a 2 inch and add a 4" suspension and ill keep the body lift just because it was damn paint to get in so ill have 7" of lift
HIDs and LEDS for fog lights. in this pic the left side fog light is the led and the right side is the stock bulb