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post #1 of 30 Old 07-28-2008, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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First mods

Hi i just joined the forum and just bought my own jeep. Its a 99 WJ V8 grand cherokee. i just got out of the racing scene and ive always wanted a jeep. i know a good amount about jeeps just not about there engines. jw from any of yall what a good first mod would be? Thanks for all your help

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post #2 of 30 Old 07-28-2008, 10:36 PM
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what do you plan to do with your jeep

98 ZJ 3" lift homemade snorkel. JKS quicker disco 5.2L 150,000, 31x10.5 pro comp muds
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post #3 of 30 Old 07-28-2008, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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well its my dd so i dont wanna go all out but just like progress like each year to somethin more and more if you know what i meen? o and probaly more trail more so then like mud and rock climbing
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post #4 of 30 Old 07-28-2008, 10:42 PM
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headers and back exhaust would be my first on the list. After that, some sort of intake (cold air, drop in, etc).
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post #5 of 30 Old 07-28-2008, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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yeh i just emailed a guy about the exhaust he had on his car it sounded very nice so i def was thinking that
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post #6 of 30 Old 07-28-2008, 10:44 PM
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Are you interested in the performance aspect or more looking for the offroad aspect of it. Performance aint much in these moving bricks.
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post #7 of 30 Old 07-28-2008, 10:47 PM
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what do you plan to do with your jeep
There's the question to start with.

99' WJ Laredo, owned since day 1, hand-me down after 110k of groceries and soccer games, 4.0 Selec-trac, IRO 4" LA, IRO Sliders, discos, Rubicon Wheels & 255/75-17 BFG MT's

Another one bites the dust. Slow roll on Swamp... body is toast but the goodies will live to see another day.
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post #8 of 30 Old 07-28-2008, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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i wanna do offroad more then performance
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post #9 of 30 Old 07-28-2008, 10:52 PM
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Well youll probably want to look at lifts first, alot of guys with WJs Ive notice like the 3" IRO kit, if you want to go real cheap first you could look at a BB, which are ~2" coil spacers and new shocks.

IRO kit
http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFW

Look through the lifted pic thread and see what you like and whats in your price range and go from there. Once you lift it though it doesnt stop going up, its the itch
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post #10 of 30 Old 07-28-2008, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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ok sweet yeh im gonna go with a lift definitley and some tires but yeh thanks for the help man
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post #11 of 30 Old 07-29-2008, 05:19 AM
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You wouldn't happen to be from Fayetteville, AR?

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post #12 of 30 Old 07-29-2008, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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nah im from fayetteville north carolina
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post #13 of 30 Old 07-29-2008, 07:02 AM
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nah im from fayetteville north carolina
Hey if you are going to do some wheeling look up CNC4x4.org

We do something every month, mostly local.

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post #14 of 30 Old 07-29-2008, 07:18 AM
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first thing most people do is get a budget boost/spring spacer lift of about 2" and put on some larger all terrain or mud terrain tires.

after that, take it out and see what it can do and what you'll need. next you'll probably want to start armoring it against those rocks, trees, and stumps.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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post #15 of 30 Old 07-29-2008, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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alright and tsconver where do u live at in north carolina i wanna find some people in fayetteville that are into jeeps and what not
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