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Unread 02-20-2014, 04:27 PM   #1
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02 WJ slowly being modify thread

Finally after almost 3 years of owning this beast I finally get to do something to it.

Its a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo (WJ) 4X4, I6, auto.

I bought this thing back in 2011 after i got back from deployment. Finally the wife gave in and now is letting me put a lift (2") on it for now.

Here is the Jeep before 2 kids got ahold of everything lol










Here is the kits that is got from Fat Bob's garage

Its BDS springs and Fat Bob's shocks







Shocks and boots



I got new spring isulators coming in from rock auto (big thanks to them) they had them the cheapest for what is suppose to be the best replacement ( Raybestos)

I am going to contact fat bob's and see if I can exchange the front 2' springs fopr the 2 1/2" springs. I thought I ordered the 2 1/2" spring at the time order was placed as they were the same price but oh well. If all else fails will I be alright to put some 1/2-3/4" spacers up front?

I want to get a different brush guard, new exhuast(nothing to throaty), nerf bars, different wheels, an actual roof rack, new lights, and some fender flares.

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Unread 02-20-2014, 04:50 PM   #2
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Like a fresh canvas there just waiting for some creativity to happen.
Can't wait to see what comes of it.
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Unread 02-22-2014, 12:08 PM   #3
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Like a fresh canvas there just waiting for some creativity to happen.
Can't wait to see what comes of it.
I am trying to con my wife into letting me put a bigger lift, and tires plus a new bumper with a winch lol.

Got me some new goodies from Rock Auto. 1st time I ever ordered from them and shipping was stupid fast and they where the cheapest. Ordered thursday (20 Feb) morning eastern time and they just showed up a hour ago.

Went ahead and got them(all 8 Raybestos) anyway just incase I did need to replace them. Which really dont matter as I am going to replace them anyway.



Wife only got me 2 pics of the actual products/ I got upper and lower in all 4 corners





So the lift is going on tonight, along with a changing of fluids in both axles and transfer case. Might go ahead and get a new serpitine belt while Im at it
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I did the rear tonight. Ill post pics tomorrow.

Then I get to finish it out with the fronts
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Unread 02-23-2014, 09:19 AM   #5
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What I got done last night.

Going to go and put on the fronts later today

Old crap



New spring on the right old on the left



New stuff



Left rear done



Right rear done



This is how I got the *** end up. Cherry picker and a chain wrapped around the hitch



Got the jacks underneath it

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All done

Left side



Right side



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Unread 02-23-2014, 09:56 AM   #7
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Looks good. I really like your bull bar
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Looks good. I really like your bull bar
Thanks man. It's all bent up and borderline trashed lol.

Alright got her finish today.

Had to use the cherry picker to lift the front end off the ground



Support by jacks



Old crap pulled off



Then found this. Lost of rust under the lower isulator. Yes it's hard to see. Either way it was bad



Driver side done



Passenger side

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Unread 02-23-2014, 06:20 PM   #9
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Finished

Pavement is uneven so it's going to look off





Next week it's transfer case fluid change along with both axles
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Got new rear sway bar links and an Addco 1" sway bar on the way
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