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post #1 of 19 Old 06-01-2003, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Grand Cherokee Most Common Mods

Post your most common mods in this thread and it will be linked from the FAQ post. Please limit this to mods done to Grand Cherokees. It can include engine mods, lifts, tires, wheels, cosmetic, performance, etcetera.
Please tell us how long the mod took to complete and about how much it costs.
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post #2 of 19 Old 06-02-2003, 04:54 PM
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I got rid of the crappy in tank fuel pump..
Probobly not one of the most common mods .. But fuel pumps
go bad and they need to be changed.. I replaced mine
with an inline pump..
It took about 2 hours and was quite easy.. I am going to do a
good write up on it and I will edit and post a link here..

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Rubicon Express 2" BB to get 30" goodyear tires on. then came flowmaster exhaust and cold air intake. HELLA 500's on the bumer to cut the dark and a skyjacker stearing stabilizer to reduce the vibrations. definitly a suspension lift in the future.

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sorry. didn't read the whole post before posting. the BB took about 4 hours because the axels had to be dropped. the exhaust was done by a shop and the intake took about 20 min. The stearing stablizer took about an hour because the old one was not comming off so easily. the BB was $50 and the intake was $50. It's a cone filter running off the sock hose. the Flowmaster was $120 installed and the skyjacker stearing stabilizer was $35 from great prices from them. i love everything that i've done to it.

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1)kn FIPK-$230 took 1/2 hour 45minutes
2)kenwood cd-20-30 minutes
3)steering stablilizer-$50(ranch0)30min
4)6.5" re suspension lift-$1600 lets just say i am half way amd looking at about 8 hours thanks to my control arm bolts.
5)AR python rims- $160x4
6)35125015 BFG mud terrains $165x4
7)kc hilites(4) 1hour

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prev. jeeps: 98TJ on 33s, 00TJ on 35s, 01TJ on 35s, 78CJ on 31s, 85XJ stock, 94ZJ stock, 97 TJ on 35s, 03 on 35s, 93 GC on 33s
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Most common mods:

Tires: 30 x 9.50 15s will fit and not rub on a ZJ. Most upgrade from the 225s or 235s (stockers). Price is relative here.

Shocks: If you are running the stock shocks after 75K, you are kidding yourself. They need replacing. Price is relative hear also.

Skids: Aftermarket skids are usually of two types. One, a skid type plate that allows you to know when you hit something and remind you that you should back up.

The other type is a belly up type. IT allows you to carry the full weight of the vehicle without damage.

Original skids are hard to find unless you go to a U-pull it lot or a junk yard. They are vey inexpensive that way.

Skids take about ten to fifteen minutes to install.

Rocker protection: ORGS or Kevins has excellent gear. The price is around 400 but you won't get hurt. Install is around 30 to 45 minutes.

Gears. I have upgraded from 3.73s to 4.11s. I had this professionally done so not to screw it up. Cost about 1K for the entire thing.

Turbo City Intake: Cost around 200 and it took about thirty minutes to install.

Mopar performance ECU: Cost about 250 and the install is very simple. Disconnect battery. Locate stock ecu, unbolt the three screws attaching it to the firewall, change out for new ECU. Reattach and you're on the way. Total time, 20 minutes.

ARB bumper: Use the instructions included with the kit. Took about two hours including the holes drilled and the use of a friend to hold the bumper in place while you tighten the bolts.
Cost about 650.


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Most of these may not be common, but they are what i did to my rig.

1. Clear Corners
2. Billet grill
3. Custom fiberglass cowl induction hood (including hood pins)
4. New custom Hunter Green paint job with pimp daddy gold striping, pin striping, and emblems removed.
5. 15x8 AR 767 wheels
6. Wheel locks for every wheel (including spare tire)
7. 31x10.5 BFGoodrich MT's K/M
8. Rancho RS 5000 Shocks
9. Rancho RS 5000 steering stabilizer
10. Rusty’s off road custom 3” lift
11. Rusty’s air tube with K&N air filter
12. Trailready custom front steel bumper with expedition guard, WARN D-rings, skid-plate, and wench mount
13. Trailready custom rear bumper with custom tail-light guards, WARN D-rings, Custom made Class 3 reciver (3” higher than stock), and trail ready swing-out tire carrier
14. 3" Flowmaster 50 series exhaust
15. 3"Carsound performance catalytic converter
16. 3” pipe from headers back
17. 2" Daystar coil spacers up front
18. Indiglo gauges (6 colors)
19. Panasonic head unit CQ-SRX7000U
20. Monster cable for all speakers and subs
21. Optimus 400w 4 Channel bridgeable amp
22. Two 10” Kicker Comp subwoofers
23. Bandpass box
24. Ported heads and Polished valves
25. Xenon Headlights
26. Hiperwhite bulbs replacing all stock parking lights
27. Aftermarket rubber floor mats
28. Wade blackout taillight covers
29. Uniden 40 Channel CB radio
30. 18ft COAX cable
31. Wilson 5ft Antenna
32. Flow-tech Race ready cut out pipe
33. Window tint 35% Windsheild, 5% along sides, and 15% rear window
34. Rusty's adjustable control arms
35. Holly performance dual BF throttle body
36. Mike Leache Headers

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first mod

I can not compete with the 36 from the previous post but someone has to follow it. I was very bored on a rainy day and the kids were driving me crazy. I read about taking the amber out of your headlights. The WJ light assembly was put in the oven and baked at 400 for 5 minutes and they came apart. I pulled the amber parts out and put them back in the oven to reglue them. I then sealed them again the next morning to cover any gaps. I replaced the bulbs with amber ones and was done. Less than 5 bucks, not bad. The first one took about 20 minutes but the second was a little different and required some more time and patience.


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2000 GC Laredo - Tera BB, 245/75/16 BFG ATKOs, Pro Comp MX6, K&N FIPK, Kolak Exhaust, OME SS, Installed factory hooks and hitch, de-ambered all around.
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post #9 of 19 Old 10-25-2003, 12:03 AM
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So far just a K&N drop-in.

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Replacing the rotors with aftermarket is the most common mod for WJ.

Rear sway bar upgrade to ADDCO would be no 2.

K&N air filter no 3.

After market shocks and springs no 4.
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2" old man emu springs 3 hours $250 ( i think)
O.M.E. shocks 1/2 hour $ ?
Teraflex disco's 1/2 hour $ cant remember
Rubicon express performance throttle body 1.5 hour $250
K&N fuel injection performance kit 1/2 hour $150
2 1/2 custom exhaust, chuck at discount muffler in Denver $200
31" Goodyear MTR's dealer $800 out the door
2 turbo city diff skids 1 hour $100/both (ebay)
mopar front and trans case skids 1 hour $35'ish each
kenwood cd best buy $300
I wired a double pull double throw switch onto my radiator fan to override the auto engine control and run constant (for high rpm, low speed trail running) and 1 setting for normal engine computer control. 3 hours $20
aftermarket trans fluid cooler 1 hour $75
yak and thule rack system 1 hour $500
cobra / 4' firestick 1 hour $100
optima battery 10 minutes $75
19 month old daughter 9 months, priceless she has become almost more enthrauled with it than I am. she is definately a Jeep girl.

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I forgot, I also got a used air compressor out of an old Cadilac with air suspension at a pick-n-pull type yard. I dropped it under the hood for airing back up after a trail. cost me under $30 and 1 hour. Not as fast as an ARB or Oasis, but gets the job done.

I just got my ARB Bull Bar and Warn 9000 from High Country Performance here in Denver for $1000, I don't know install time yet, but I can't wait to put it on.

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bored out throttle body - have it done at a local machine shop - can have it done for $50 or less. call/e-mail accurate power and get there 62mm butterfly ($25) and ask the for the correct tb diameter for that 'fly.

intake - DIY from a write up on JU. FREE!!!

get your exhaust done - air in easy + air out easy = HP!

then go after the skids/lifts/tires....

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I didnt do that much to my truck yet but the one thing i did that i must say was amazing was....

I bought a pair of polk tweeters since i didn want to buy a component set because i just bought 6 1/2's all around...i bypassed the speakers in the front dash and cut off the harness and wired a pair of polks through the panel along the windshield to right next to the visor... i found a beam that was i drilled a hold for the mount and mounted the tweeters with the bass blockers that came with the kit(U NEED THESE BLOCKERS)
It just makes my system sound 5 times louder and wasnt very hard to install if u take your time..maybe 1 1/2....

Email me for questions... or check it out here

Also another mod which was insane was going to home depot and buying gutter guard which is exaclty like the mesh grill inserts you can buy....i cut out pieces that bent in and we cut the side plastic holdings in the grill to slide it through and ply it around...i will have pics soon..but it was a 7 dollar item and took around an hour to get the bends right..
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Originally Posted by moabster
Post your most common mods in this thread and it will be linked from the FAQ post. Please limit this to mods done to Grand Cherokees. It can include engine mods, lifts, tires, wheels, cosmetic, performance, etcetera.
Please tell us how long the mod took to complete and about how much it costs.
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I've got a 1993 ZJ and it's great. I have a K&N FIPK, High Flow Cat, 2.5" Flowmaster Muffler (Deep Tone), Coming Out a Custom 3" Tip. It's a Laredo Painted Dark Blue To Look Like a Limited. Custom American Flag Mesh Grill, Hood Scoops, Rancho Shocks, And a Strong Stereo.
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