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Unread 07-28-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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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.


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!


Tires kept grabbing the lip in the fender so decided to cut those off.




This is how she sat right before I started the major upgrades




Rough Country long arm upgrade
Right out of the box



IRO 7 inch springs, DT8000 shocks, and adj rear track bar



35x12.50 Cooper Discovered STTs


Still a Dana 35


Threw the arms in




Then the lift



7 inch on 33s



Got the 35s on and took her out to check the suspension





Got a front bumper next



Then decided to throw in the 2.25 inch spacers again

Next to an F250 on 37s


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Unread 07-28-2012, 07:45 PM   #2
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Got A-Pillar light mounts



Put those guys on along with my Lightforce 170s and 240s





Last big purchase was the Proto Fab rear bumper/tire carrier



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.


Me and the girlfriend in town, I've trained her to like Jeeps and now she wants one


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

Thanks for looking!
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Unread 07-28-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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Nice.


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Unread 07-28-2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot. Saw you're in the Navy, did you go through Annapolis?
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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.




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.



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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.
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Looks good. I was about to say damn, still riding on the 35 rear with 35s until I saw the last post. 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.
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Looks good. I was about to say damn, still riding on the 35 rear with 35s until I saw the last post. 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.
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Awesome build bud
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Much appreciated!
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Subbed Ha. This thing is badass!
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Unread 07-29-2012, 01:34 AM   #12
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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
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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?
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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
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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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