Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Thoughts, of course. Just going through this on the LJ as well.
Front bumper, I went with the ruffstuff front bumper, 47lbs shipped. I didnít feel like the aluminum ones lost that much more weight. Just a 1/4 plate bumper, no need to double up 3/16 aluminum. Didnít feel like that was that much more weight loss to be had there.
Agreed with the fender part, I went with aluminum high lines for clearance.
Added steel sliders, probably the extra weight back from front bumper weight savings.
Out back, I have a jeeperman swing out tire carrier. Canít totally decide to keep it or what. Spare tire in bed would be lightest weight and distributed option. Some times I the the removable tub mounted ones would be interesting. Aluminum for weight, only run them when you need to carry a spare.
Axles, hubs and brakes. This is an area I am struggling with as well. Has more to do with throwing $$$ at the axle vs upgrading the whole front axle. Spend twice as much and have the next gen JKU 44 or better up front. It will have abetted brakes, new ball joints.....
So, not sure I helped. But will say, that one heavy front bumper, can save close to 100lbs right there easy.
2003 Rubicon, just PR 60s, COs, ...
2004 Dodge CTD, with stuff
2005 Rubicon LJ, stockish
2017 JKU sport, just UD60