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post #1 of 126 Old 10-27-2008, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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EVOLUTION of my WJ

haven't bragged about my jeep in a while, so here it goes
starting with the first pic in February of last year, shortly after i got the jeep

first addition, lights

stock wheelin

my group of jeeps

then i bought some 245/75/16 firestone destination mt's

couple wheelin pics on the firestones, still at stock height


then i bought the 2" BB, it was fun while it lasted




04 WJ 4.0
6.5" IRO Front and Rear Longarms
Soft 8's, 285/75/16 BFG Mall Terrains
Super 44 with 3" Side Dump
Dana 44a, 4.56's

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post #2 of 126 Old 10-27-2008, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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next came my 16x7 cragar soft 8's

every jeep needs a sunset pic

i got the fever, 2 inches just wasn't enough anymore! so on went the IRO 4" coils, trac bar, sway bar links, and black diamond shocks




some flex with the 4" lift


04 WJ 4.0
6.5" IRO Front and Rear Longarms
Soft 8's, 285/75/16 BFG Mall Terrains
Super 44 with 3" Side Dump
Dana 44a, 4.56's

My Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=623825
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then came the 33" swamper thornbirds

and my trip to nepaug, last night
back right tire off the ground

front right tire off the ground

and of course, the damage shot


and heres some eye candy jeeps owned by JEEP 48STRAIGHT





it's been less than a year and i've already made it this far with my jeep
just makes me wonder what it'll look like around this time next year

let me know what you guys think!

04 WJ 4.0
6.5" IRO Front and Rear Longarms
Soft 8's, 285/75/16 BFG Mall Terrains
Super 44 with 3" Side Dump
Dana 44a, 4.56's

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post #4 of 126 Old 10-27-2008, 12:01 PM
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post #5 of 126 Old 10-27-2008, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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yep.. backed up into a tree
oops...

04 WJ 4.0
6.5" IRO Front and Rear Longarms
Soft 8's, 285/75/16 BFG Mall Terrains
Super 44 with 3" Side Dump
Dana 44a, 4.56's

My Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=623825
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post #6 of 126 Old 10-27-2008, 12:28 PM
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I take nitto is one of their sponsors :O

Nice build where in CT are you ?

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post #7 of 126 Old 10-27-2008, 12:34 PM
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And the butterfly emerges from the cocoon..... nice job!

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post #8 of 126 Old 10-27-2008, 02:15 PM
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When you put the cragars on, had you painted your cladding black?

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post #9 of 126 Old 10-27-2008, 02:18 PM
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Nice Jeep.......and Sunday.
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post #10 of 126 Old 10-27-2008, 02:47 PM
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for your lift u only got new coils, trac bar, sway links, and shocks??? just wondering b/c that is pretty much identical to what i want to do to my WJ.
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post #11 of 126 Old 10-27-2008, 02:59 PM
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nice. i dont think i would have the nuts to get under my jeep with the wheel off the ground like that.

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post #12 of 126 Old 10-27-2008, 03:29 PM
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I got the Nittos and me not have a sponsor?

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4.7L V8,20x10 Wheels,33/12.50/R20 Nitto Muddgraplers,6.5" IRO Long Arm Kit,Flowmaster 50 SUV Series Exhaust,4 10" Memphis M3 Sub's In Slot and Port Box,2000 watt Memphis Bell Amp,300 Amp Alterantor,Memphis Amp Kit,5% Tint All The Way Around,Black Projector Lights,Black Projector Fog Lights
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post #13 of 126 Old 10-27-2008, 04:29 PM
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How's the ride on the stock CA's? And good lookin Jeep, I like the black on silver

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post #14 of 126 Old 10-27-2008, 04:34 PM
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Makes me miss my WJ. We need more WJ build threads on here.
Just one question, why Thornbirds?

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post #15 of 126 Old 10-27-2008, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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nierace, i'm from southington, we already talked?

lawdogg, yes i painted the cladding black when the soft 8's went on, i thought black and black looked sick

dhrfxjoe, thanks, i'm not sure which i like more haha

semperfismhs, yes, i did the cheapest 4" lift i could toss together, i'm only on a highschool budget!

spife7980, yeah it took a little convincing to get him under there, that isn't me, i dont think i'd have the balls either!

shoey40, the ride on the stock arms is surprisingly nice, VERY much smoother than my friends 4.5" lifted zj on stock arms. nonetheless longarms go in soon though

kenbuck, i'll be sure to continue this thread when the longarms and additional 2" lift goes in, and when i re-gear to 4.10s. and why the thornbirds? 135$ for the set, i know they're not spoken very well of, but they'll tide me over till the km2's come in

04 WJ 4.0
6.5" IRO Front and Rear Longarms
Soft 8's, 285/75/16 BFG Mall Terrains
Super 44 with 3" Side Dump
Dana 44a, 4.56's

My Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=623825
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