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Unread 08-16-2010, 08:38 AM   #1
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My WJ Build Thread

Traded my '09 Honda Civic Si in for this '04 WJ back in December, and didn't keep it stock very long.

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
4.7L V8, Auto
Quadra-Drive

List of Current Mods:

6.5" Hybrid Lift
- 6.5" IRO Coils
- Custom Long Arms Front Link1 (Start) Link2 (Parts List) Link3 (Finished) / Rear Long Arms
- Bilstein 5125 Shocks
- JKS Disconnects
- JKS Adjustable Track Bar
- IRO BPE's
- IRO Brake Line Spacers
- IRO Upper/Lower Coil Retainers

1.5" Rough Country Wheel Spacers
315/70R17 Treadwright Guard Dog MT's on Graphite Painted JK Moabs
IRO Transfer Case Skid Plate
Custom Rock Sliders
ZJ Washer Fluid Reservoir
Thrush Welded Muffler
Superchips 3875 Tuner
Gas Tank Lift
Custom Aux Jack for the RB1 *Replaced with a Kenwood KDC-X794*
Swing Out Tire Carrier Hitch Mount Details
Custom Vinyl Badges

Stock:




Next up was a 4" Rough Country Lift:




1.5" Rough Country Wheel Spacers:



6"





6" w/ 315/70R17's








Wheeling Pics:


Tuttle Creek, KS

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...l#post10261135
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...l#post10270527

Thedford, NE
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...l#post10649279

Moab, UT
Coming Soon!


Last edited by smunns; 03-02-2011 at 08:29 AM.. Reason: Updated with current info and links to the mods in the build thread.
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Unread 08-16-2010, 08:43 AM   #2
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Gas tank lift... Gained about 6".

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Unread 08-16-2010, 03:52 PM   #3
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Damn good work on the tank lift. I really like how cleanly the interior shot ended up after relocating it. How much were you actually dragging it on things? Excellent choice on wheel color also.
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Unread 08-17-2010, 07:44 AM   #4
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I wasn't really dragging it much, I just figured I might as well raise it since the spare tire storage area wouldn't fit my tires anymore.
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Unread 08-17-2010, 09:25 AM   #5
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looks great!
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Unread 08-20-2010, 04:00 PM   #6
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I added a 1/8" AUX jack to my RB1 by tapping into the factory CD changer harness. It's nice because it only cost me about $5, looks almost factory, and because it's a closed circuit the CD changer will function as normal until you plug something into the AUX jack, at which time it will play whatever you plug in.




Here's what you need.
  • 1/8" Stereo Panel-Mount Phone Jack - Part # 274-246 from Radioshack - $2.49
  • A few feet of 22ga. wire (length just depends on where you want to mount the jack.)
  • Electrical tape
  • Solder or crimp-on connectors
  • Wire cutter/stripper
  • Drill and the appropriate sized drill bit to mount the jack


All you need to do is remove your stereo, cut a few wires on the CD changer wiring harness and connect each end of the wires you cut according to the following diagram. Hope it makes sense.




Once it's all wired up, test it out. (switch your radio to CHANGER, and plug something in.) Once you've verified that it works, drill a hole and mount it wherever you want.
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Unread 08-21-2010, 09:04 AM   #7
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Good pointer there. If you wanted to try to make it match the console, maybe you could try some gun blueing or something to make it black like the stereo.
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Unread 08-29-2010, 09:02 AM   #8
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After a few weeks of fab work in my free time, I finally finished my tire carrier. The finished product turned out great! I'll also be swapping my wheels and tires for the rest of the JK Rubi combo.











Still have access to the rear while it's closed.




Locks open.

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Unread 08-29-2010, 10:31 AM   #9
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Nice work on the carrier! Look real good!
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Unread 08-29-2010, 10:44 AM   #10
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Do you have details on how you made your tire carrier?
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Unread 08-29-2010, 10:52 AM   #11
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Im glad to see another lifted dub from nebraska. Even tho mines with me in colorado for school. Looks great, love the new imput for the radio
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Unread 08-29-2010, 11:25 AM   #12
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I would love to have the plans so I could make one my self. That looks great.
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Unread 08-29-2010, 11:21 PM   #13
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Sweet! I keep thinking of how to build a rear bumper to carry the spare, but was concerned about overall weight. This looks great. Do you have any close ups of the hinge or locking point? Do you have any other pics of how the tire is mounted - Did you use lug studs, a hub...?
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Unread 08-30-2010, 12:27 AM   #14
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I love your dub, please keeps those wheels.
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Unread 08-30-2010, 09:58 AM   #15
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Sweet! I keep thinking of how to build a rear bumper to carry the spare, but was concerned about overall weight. This looks great. Do you have any close ups of the hinge or locking point? Do you have any other pics of how the tire is mounted - Did you use lug studs, a hub...?
I'll try to get some more pics up later. It's an A to Z hinge, 3/4" bolt with a "t" welded to it to latch the carrier, and I made the locking pin with a clevis pin, spring, and roll pin in my own bracket.
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