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Unread 11-15-2009, 04:41 PM   #1
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GraKee99 WJ build thread

Well, I am bored so lets do one for this rig. I will try to remember everything that has been done but probably not.

Stock w/ front tow hooks added




Got a Coleman roof rack for $75 shipped.




And then went with a BB and Black Diamond shocks. Turns out I had really saggy stock springs and only got about 1" of lift over stock. Also, added an addco rear sway bar and front disconnects.




Painted the grill black.



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Unread 11-15-2009, 04:44 PM   #2
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Then it was off to Colorado for the summer to do an internship.



Got an JKS adjustable track bar, IRO t-case skid, OME SS and 1.5" wheel spacers.





Tinted the blinkers.




Made a trip to Moab.






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Unread 11-15-2009, 04:48 PM   #3
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Then I came back to AR and added my 2.5" lift springs, 31s and 15" cragars




Got some tail light covers which I have sense ditched and put the black grill back on.





Mounted my CB



Added my 04 grill and JCR sliders




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Unread 11-15-2009, 04:52 PM   #4
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First to run this trail in Devils Den








Some from Rocktoberfest but no action shots


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Unread 11-15-2009, 04:58 PM   #5
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That is all I have for now.

Everything I have done should be in profile. If not just ask.

Parts waiting to go on - ARB Dana30 locker
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Unread 11-15-2009, 05:17 PM   #6
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thatta boy grakee! bout time you get ur WJ build thread up
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Unread 11-15-2009, 05:35 PM   #7
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Haha I was getting at least 1 pm every couple days asking about a build thread so I figured it was time to get some stuff.

But don't expect this to get to much action, maybe the occasional wheeling trip until December but this thing won't get anything done until I am in Colorado for a couple months. I do plan on go to 4" and 33s once I am out there but that is a couple months away. It is crunch time to save money for the move.
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Unread 11-15-2009, 05:38 PM   #8
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nice dub grakee. do you ever come up into kansas at all?
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Unread 11-15-2009, 05:40 PM   #9
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Nahh, never wheeled in Kansas. I am pretty sure I lost my sanity driving from AR to CO and back so many times. The Kansas stretch makes me go crazy especially alone. So if you see that floating around up there, let me know.
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Unread 11-15-2009, 05:42 PM   #10
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i know what you mean its just nothing. try driving from new hampshire to kansas i lost my sanity somewhere in PA.
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Unread 11-15-2009, 06:12 PM   #11
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Haha I was getting at least 1 pm every couple days asking about a build thread so I figured it was time to get some stuff.

But don't expect this to get to much action, maybe the occasional wheeling trip until December but this thing won't get anything done until I am in Colorado for a couple months. I do plan on go to 4" and 33s once I am out there but that is a couple months away. It is crunch time to save money for the move.
I like your style...be at those specs in about 2 wks when all my stuff gets in..
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Unread 11-15-2009, 08:04 PM   #12
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I was wondering when you planned on doing this. Everything looks nice. It's a good all around dub.
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Unread 11-15-2009, 08:05 PM   #13
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Ya, I decided I am going to ditch the soft 8s and actually get a decent rim that doesn't weight 100lbs. Figure the tires will be heavy enough. Probably get a 17". I really want to get the AEV Pinters but they are discounting them and just don't know if I will be able to in time. We will see.

But after that, I am going to lock the rear, possibly a 231 swap, front winch bumper (haven't decided if I am going to build it or not), and rear tire carrier bumper (same as front). That will leave me with a pretty capable rig/DD for a short time, then I will be get a new DD and have it is a play rig.

Thanks WJ Renegade.
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Unread 11-15-2009, 08:08 PM   #14
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Paint your cladding and bumpers black! It will look a million times better. Cost me $40 bucks for rattle cans. Think I did 3 coats.
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Unread 11-15-2009, 08:13 PM   #15
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I have been told that a lot. I am going to wait to get bumpers to do the sides. And maybe Kevin will have his new cladding out so I just get that and don't have to paint anything. After painting an entire CJ, I am taking a break from it.
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