In the beginning, I drove an Altima... slammed, low-pros & TON's of engine & suspension mods. But it was a nightmare in the snow. So I started looking for something with 4 wheel drive to drive on bad days: Enter the 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V8
. Here she be when I picked her up from the previous owner in December '08... I lovingly named her Katie.
And that night I had my way with her. Poor thing didn't even see it coming...
My plans for her were simple. Murder it out. 20" 5 stars on A/T's. Nurf bars. Bull Bar. Accenting exhaust. She was going to be a total street queen, but that all changed
when I stumbled across the ZJ/WJ Picture Thread. I had no idea you could lift a Grand Cherokee and make it look awesome. I knew what I had to do: Lift, rims & tires!
After a month of owning her, I bought a Zone 4" lift, 16x7 Cragar Soft 8's & Kumho 265/75/16 KL71 MT's.
This is the dub on my first outing with the soon to be organized Utah Jeep Crew in Sept '09, started by John 311WJ & co-VP'd by yours truly.
And a more recent photo from the same location at 5 Mile Pass, The Snakes
So my plan for this thread is to slowly add & explain modifications I have made along the way as well as hear your input! I have lots to come!
-IRO 6.5 Springs
-IRO fixed rear LCA's
-IRO Upper adj. A-arm
-IRO Upper and lower front spring retainers
-IRO Premium Sliders
-IRO adj. trackbar
-KOR .75" front spacers
-Spartan Locked D44a
-Rough Country shocks
-Rough Country quick discos
-Rough Country 1.5" wheel spacers
-4.56 Yukon Gears
-TransGo shift kit
-Custom Radius Front Long Arms
-Cobra CB w/ Firestik accessories
-17x8 Cragar Black Rock Series 909 Type D w/ 4.5" bs
-Kumho 315/70/17 KL71 MT's
-Front drive shaft conversion from CV/Rzeppa type to U-Joint
-2-bolt quick removable front bumper mod
-Painted cladding & bumpers in black rubberized undercoating
-Trimmed front bumper from Jimmer (311WJ's Limited WJ)
-Flashed TCM for use of all 5 forward gears
-Planet Audio 6.5" speakers in rear doors
-Sony 1200w Amp
-2 10" Pioneer Premier subs in sealed box
-Spyder Auto projector headlights
-Utah pin striping!