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Unread 01-27-2009, 03:53 AM   #1
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DothanJeep Build Thread

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Well Its 3:15 AM And Im bored as all hell So ...Might as well Start a Build thread lol

Subject : 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ)
Engine: 4.0L I6
Transmission: 4 Speed Auto W/OD
Purchased: Will fill out latter
Bought with 172,000 Miles on it and Running Great!
Location Of Purchase:Geneva, AL
Price Of Jeep: Cant Tell you ( for those that know keep it to yourself)
The Image that was provided on Craigslist

The Night I bought it, And went to Office max, and climbed a hill lol

Windows Tinted

New Headlights

New CD player

Some Days Shots of it ( first week)




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Unread 01-27-2009, 03:54 AM   #2
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CLEAN INTERIOR





Not much happened after that for a little , just turn key, drive Change oil, basic maintenance, ect.... It had alot of long trip... Pensacola FL, New Orleans, Montgomery, Birmingham, Atlanta....All withing this year... Its a really reliable vehicle with no problems at all...

HIDS Were installed...6000 Kelvin
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Unread 01-27-2009, 03:55 AM   #3
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Then the madness Begun, I got the itch for a lift and some tires, I browsed around for about a month of what my options were, Originally I was just going to go with a 2" coil spacer referred to as a budget boost, which is designed to boost it up enough for some bigger tires... I then realized I wanted to go bigger So I purchased this
Iron Rock 4" Kit
I then Purchased a 285/75/16 Kuhmo All Terrain Tire from Discount Tire

I only have some lift install pics as it was cold and It took about 6 hours to complete, god that was a messy job, someone took "chassis lube to heart and went all out"





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Unread 01-27-2009, 03:55 AM   #4
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Unread 01-27-2009, 03:56 AM   #5
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When I bought the jeep Its only problem was a door lock actuator was bad in the driver door, so it was not able to lock, I replaced it..PITA....
I also Purchased a New key fob.. $110.00 CRAZY
I was looking at some new Ideas and I came across this " painting cladding"
I figured why not , its grey and ugly lets make it look good and I was tired of wasting money on dressing after dressing trying to spruce it up, So we painted it

My "new bumper": for comparison of color change



Rear bumper "unpainted"



Painted Front Bumper




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Unread 01-27-2009, 03:57 AM   #6
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Thats all for now, As I stated I was bored and this took me a half an hour!
Hope you guys enjoy!!!
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Unread 01-27-2009, 04:26 AM   #7
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good thing you got rid of those tails
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Unread 01-27-2009, 04:29 AM   #8
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But I liked the old tails.


Just kidding, nice build so far. Keep it up!
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Unread 01-27-2009, 04:32 AM   #9
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Hey hey now, dont let 99Avant See that, He bought them... lol

thanks ZJones
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Unread 01-27-2009, 05:15 AM   #10
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good thing you got rid of those tails

i have to agree those are just not my style at all i am more of a fan of tinted stock then most tails i see

nice looking jeep by the way keep up the good work
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Unread 01-27-2009, 07:12 AM   #11
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Haha, to each his own! I was hesitant on the style, but the price was right. I was getting pulled over regularly for my broken stock light. Now that they are on I think they are great.

They seem to look darker on my jeep than yours, did you do the tinting yourself after those pics?


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Unread 01-27-2009, 07:56 AM   #12
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Nope... No tinting They do look really good on yours! I guess the Alabama sun is brighter in the pic!!!

YA!!!whored up build thread lol
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Unread 01-27-2009, 08:28 AM   #13
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Cladding Fully painted!
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Unread 01-27-2009, 08:36 AM   #14
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Unread 01-27-2009, 08:57 AM   #15
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im guessing you found your wheels you were looking for. lets see them on your jeep. im curious to see the difference
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