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ANGJetMech 04-13-2009 05:31 PM

Black Betty's Build Thread
 
Heres my 2001 Laredo, bought it about a month and a half ago. It was love at first drive. :kiss:

115,000 Miles
4.0L
Special Appearance Group


Bone stock, the day I brought her home
http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/w...e/100_0418.jpg

First Addition, Westin Brush Guard
http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/w...316091842b.jpg

Then Polar Bear tail light guards (Which are crap, never buy them :thumbdown:)
http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/w...316091912a.jpg

Here comes the IRO 3" kit! (And running board removal)
http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/w...411091707a.jpg
http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/w...0411091741.jpg
http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/w...0411091742.jpg

I got a smokin' deal on some 31" Mickeys
http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/w...0411091708.jpg

There she is so far, I have some sliders that are going on soon, and planning on putting some driving lights on the brush guard, then who knows what will happen after that! :wave:

05Roadglide 04-13-2009 07:11 PM

Looks real good, better without the runners, plus the sliders needed somewhere to go.

So what shocks did you go with?

volvite 04-13-2009 07:16 PM

Looks really good. What sliders are you going with? That's my next project. On the grille gurad, watch the welds on the very top bar that goes above the Jeep symbol. I had a westin guard and at the welds, it started to rust within the first 2 years. I had it replaced but being on back order I went with Polar Bear. It seems to be holding up better. I need taillight gurads, but haven't heard that the polar bear taillight gurads are crap. Why is that? thanks.

WhiteOut 04-13-2009 07:19 PM

What does the designation "special appearance group" denote?

Nice WJ:)

PitBull4X4 04-13-2009 08:58 PM

Looks really nice. Keep the parts and pictures comeing

sandman 04-14-2009 03:51 AM

drink that beer before it gets warm.

ANGJetMech 04-14-2009 06:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 05Roadglide (Post 7007925)
Looks real good, better without the runners, plus the sliders needed somewhere to go.

So what shocks did you go with?

I didnt upgrade and stayed with the rough country ones that came with the package. They definitely hold up to their name... they ride pretty rough, but its not too big of a problem for me.

Quote:

Originally Posted by volvite (Post 7007967)
Looks really good. What sliders are you going with? That's my next project. On the grille gurad, watch the welds on the very top bar that goes above the Jeep symbol. I had a westin guard and at the welds, it started to rust within the first 2 years. I had it replaced but being on back order I went with Polar Bear. It seems to be holding up better. I need taillight gurads, but haven't heard that the polar bear taillight gurads are crap. Why is that? thanks.

Luckily i grabbed some sliders that were discontinued from turbocity.com (?) on ebay, I dont think there are any more though:confused:

The polar bear tail light guards: The tabs that hold the screws that go into your housing werent bent right. You can kind of see that the guards sit ON my housing instead of around it. Also one of the tabs on the drivers side one was welded about 3/4" too high, so i had to drill my own holes in the housing. And lastly, im having the same problem you did with your guard... Thye are starting to rust after about a month...

Quote:

Originally Posted by fraser1986brown (Post 7007990)
What does the designation "special appearance group" denote?

"Laredo Special Appearance Group, new, includes 17x7.5 inch 7-spoke wheels, color-keyed cladding and fascias, body color license brow and liftgate handle, bodyside stripe, fog lamps and leather seats"-from wjjeeps.com

Thanks for the good comments!

ANGJetMech 04-22-2009 05:07 PM

Picked up some KC Daylighters!:cool:

http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/w...0422091650.jpg

GraKee99 04-22-2009 06:52 PM

Nice mallcrawler, now ditch the brush guard, get some recovery and skids and wheel it.

05Roadglide 04-23-2009 10:59 PM

So its been a few weeks now, whats your latest thoughts on the lift,......nice KC's too.

ANGJetMech 04-24-2009 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 05Roadglide (Post 7074665)
So its been a few weeks now, whats your latest thoughts on the lift,......nice KC's too.

I still love it. Especially finding a stock WJ and parking beside it in the parking lot:laugh:. I still highly recommend IRO, I dont think you could go wrong with them

ANGJetMech 05-12-2009 07:23 PM

Getting my Kolak exhaust system installed tomorrow. Great deal, great product, great guy. Thanks Kolak!!!

http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/w...e/100_0438.jpg

05Roadglide 05-12-2009 09:52 PM

Cool man, getting them mods going, all ive done is new tweeters, jeepforum sticker on, and i de-badged her, and a new shorty black antenna, ....are you installing the exhaust yourself?

97DCZJ 05-12-2009 09:53 PM

i'm getting the 3.5" IRO for my ZJ and then ordering Black Diamond Shocks. i've heard BDS are amazing and have a real smooth ride.

SportsJeep01 05-13-2009 09:51 PM

Man I love the Jeep. Looks good. How doeos that exhaust sound w/ the FW and the cat? have the same engine and thinking about doin the cat!


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