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ELMCZJ95 07-28-2012 07:44 PM

Jeep Grand Wrangler Build
 
What's up guys,
Had a build thread I threw together a long time ago so I decided to re-do it.

The day I got her, 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee bought from the original owner who got it straight from the factory, 5.2L V8 with about 97,000 miles.
http://i42.tinypic.com/34zke8j.jpg

I never considered taking pictures of the build until I joined the forum, so there was quite a lapse in time before I started. This is her with the 3.5 inch RC lift and 2.25 inch spacers in the front on about 32's with Rubicon rims. Having a little fun!
http://i41.tinypic.com/jrbazl.jpg

Tires kept grabbing the lip in the fender so decided to cut those off.
http://i44.tinypic.com/254zvhh.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/17xrup.jpg
http://i41.tinypic.com/15gxts0.jpg

This is how she sat right before I started the major upgrades
http://i41.tinypic.com/vh8ad0.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/fymbd.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/r7ooqu.jpg

Rough Country long arm upgrade
Right out of the box
http://i43.tinypic.com/s30g9h.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/2coiu09.jpg

IRO 7 inch springs, DT8000 shocks, and adj rear track bar
http://i41.tinypic.com/28mjxc7.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/2rzuhjl.jpg

35x12.50 Cooper Discovered STTs
http://i41.tinypic.com/2s9rds1.jpg

Still a Dana 35 :mad:
http://i41.tinypic.com/o9efx1.jpg

Threw the arms in
http://i56.tinypic.com/2d0yvev.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/nxtfo5.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/i37yw9.jpg

Then the lift
http://i56.tinypic.com/be64j6.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/152jbcg.jpg

7 inch on 33s
http://i40.tinypic.com/xkw3uh.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/mux6jn.jpg

Got the 35s on and took her out to check the suspension
http://i48.tinypic.com/2v1oyf7.jpg
http://i47.tinypic.com/iqjxwl.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/2hzijc9.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/2n9f4fc.jpg

Got a front bumper next
http://i47.tinypic.com/2z3zc43.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/166bqlf.jpg

Then decided to throw in the 2.25 inch spacers again
http://i50.tinypic.com/erbpch.jpg
Next to an F250 on 37s
http://i45.tinypic.com/2059jid.jpg

ELMCZJ95 07-28-2012 07:45 PM

Got A-Pillar light mounts
http://i48.tinypic.com/29woeb7.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/1zwynms.jpg

Put those guys on along with my Lightforce 170s and 240s
http://i50.tinypic.com/2dh8lma.jpg
http://i46.tinypic.com/de1ugi.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/29dd945.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/8yrxhz.jpg

Last big purchase was the Proto Fab rear bumper/tire carrier
http://i46.tinypic.com/35burtx.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/egac5j.jpg

This is how she sits now, my friends decided to call my jeep a Grand Wrangler because of the rear tire carrier and windshield mounts, so the name stuck.
http://i47.tinypic.com/34ee0km.jpg

Me and the girlfriend in town, I've trained her to like Jeeps and now she wants one :thumbsup:
http://i50.tinypic.com/2zqfm68.jpg

Next big upgrade is a HP30/8.8 combo from ECGS. I'll continue updating as I buy.

Thanks for looking!

Texas ZJ1 07-28-2012 08:27 PM

Nice.


Hunter

ELMCZJ95 07-28-2012 08:38 PM

Thanks a lot. Saw you're in the Navy, did you go through Annapolis?

Texas ZJ1 07-28-2012 08:40 PM

You're welcome. BTW, you're far from a Wrangler. No sliderz, no tube doors? :) I had that same rear bumper. Here's how I painted the area behind it.

http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/data/4/DSC01833.JPG


No Boat U for me. I went to AOCS, a commissioning program and no longer exists. My other ride...it too has gone the way of the dodo bird.

http://www.jeepforum.com/gallery/data/4/HC-8.jpg

Hunter

ELMCZJ95 07-28-2012 08:43 PM

Ahhh figured I would ask, I'm at the Air Force Academy so I like to hear about people's experiences when they were cadets.

Bama_WJ 07-28-2012 08:54 PM

Looks good. I was about to say damn, still riding on the 35 rear with 35s until I saw the last post. :laugh: I really like those A piller mounts. You make those yourself or what? I've always wanted a set.

Get those axles in there and run some 37s. Them 35s are to small now.

ELMCZJ95 07-28-2012 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bama_WJ (Post 13935696)
Looks good. I was about to say damn, still riding on the 35 rear with 35s until I saw the last post. :laugh: I really like those A piller mounts. You make those yourself or what? I've always wanted a set.

Get those axles in there and run some 37s. Them 35s are to small now.

Thanks! I actually got the pillar mounts from Detoursusa.com They're actually compatible with the WJ's too, just need to trim the weather stripping by the windshield slightly. 37s will be next, as soon as these Coopers wear out. And btw, I was considering not running my 240s on the front bumper fearing that they would look too big. Did some google searches and came across your profile picture, which convinced me to put them up front. :thumbsup:

alwaysHI 07-28-2012 09:04 PM

Awesome build bud

ELMCZJ95 07-28-2012 09:06 PM

Much appreciated!

Ket72 07-28-2012 11:57 PM

Subbed Ha. This thing is badass!

JustinW23 07-29-2012 01:34 AM

Did you have to do anything to the driveshafts? I am starting a similar setup. I'm about to order the RC Long arm upgrade and 7" coils. I was hoping I could run the stock driveshafts until I recover from the suspension purchases

torchd 07-29-2012 02:04 AM

Freaking sweet man!! Love it.

Couple questions:

1) What percentage of tint is that on your front driver/passenger windows?

2) What did you do with your 3.5" RC lift?

ELMCZJ95 07-29-2012 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JustinW23 (Post 13936580)
Did you have to do anything to the driveshafts? I am starting a similar setup. I'm about to order the RC Long arm upgrade and 7" coils. I was hoping I could run the stock driveshafts until I recover from the suspension purchases

I had to get the rear driveshaft extended a little bit, but thats the only thing

ELMCZJ95 07-29-2012 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by torchd (Post 13936617)
Freaking sweet man!! Love it.

Couple questions:

1) What percentage of tint is that on your front driver/passenger windows?

2) What did you do with your 3.5" RC lift?

Front is 5%, and I sold the 3.5 awhile ago.


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