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Unread 01-19-2011, 12:35 AM   #1
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Ive had my jeep since may of 09 for my first jeep . i knew i wanted a 4x4 and i always loved jeeps so my dad told my to get a Wrangler but i decided i wanted to be different from everyone else and started looking for grand cherokee's in the 99-04 range which is a WJ .... soon enough i found my jeep with 108xxx miles with the I6 engine
Before

After. 4inch rough country lift and 32s

7.25 IRO lift and 35s

AND HERES THE BUILD..





its wasn't too far after the day i got it and i took it out on some trails


when i got home

i know my rims are still clean.. on the way out of the trail was just water

me trying to do some flex on the stock suspension


i always thought this was a cool picture


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Unread 01-21-2011, 08:52 AM   #2
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ok so now for the small mods i did to keep me busy until i got some cash

blacked out tail light (seriously)


i tried to put a clear coat on the tail lights to make them shine better but i messed them up and they got all foggy so i had to order a new set of tail lights and i re tinted them lighter

got my front windows tinted 20%

i hated the stock radio because it had a cassette player so i picked up this alpine head unit

my ipod nano perfectly fits in that little box below the air controls

my brother gave me his old subs..for awhile i had them hooked up to my rear door speakers with no amp since all my stock door speakers were blown

heres where i installed my amp and capacitor later on




my jeep came with pin stripping on it and i hated it because it looked so girly so one day i borrowed my moms hair dryer, heated up the stripes and peeled them away heres some pics
BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER

i wanted to make my jeep look more like a "jeep" so i decided to put two lights on my roof rack.. so i found out i looked like a bunny

also smoked out my front turn signals



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Unread 01-21-2011, 08:53 AM   #3
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i wanted to see what my jeep would look like with a black grille so i just took the chrome one off

soon after i painted it


made a piece together air intake ..only had it on for a week then i put it on my buddies civic


a long time after selling that intake i made my own out of 3" PVC and a real K&N air filter
i also added a heat shield which i made out of sheet metal and sprayed with high heat paint


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Unread 01-21-2011, 09:00 AM   #4
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got 4 100 watt harbor freight off road lights to put on my roof rack


looks much better with 4 lights

i wanted to add a little new car style to my jeep so i got some led fog lights

i loved the way they looked esp. at night time


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Unread 01-26-2011, 09:03 AM   #5
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now its time for a lift and tires.. i went with the 4 inch rough country, 17 inch kmc rims, and 31 inch nitto terra grapplers

when i put the tire up to my jeep i started the scratch my head thinking they weren't gunna fit



but sure enough they did! heres the pics right after the lift got on





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Unread 01-26-2011, 09:09 AM   #6
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heres some more pictures i took
my jeep next to my buddies YJ

next to my moms yukon xl

in front of an explorer

next to my brothers f150


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Unread 01-26-2011, 09:32 AM   #7
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Unread 01-26-2011, 09:48 AM   #8
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since im trying to put my build thread in order of how everything happened im starting to find out its pretty hard haha. But after i got the lift on i started doing more trail riding and i got a cb radio and 2 foot firestik antenna .. i soon realized that a 2 foot was too short sooo later on i ordered a 4 foot firestik firefly






here is my first cb radio

i liked where i mounted it because the mic was in a easy reach spot

then a long time after i broke my first cb trying to mod a RF gain on it so i ordered a midland 5001Z which is basically a cobra 25


i had the 4 foot antenna way before i got the midland this is just the only picture i have of it ( dont mind the tail light guards they come in the build later )
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Unread 01-26-2011, 09:49 AM   #9
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wow looks good
thanks man im still working on the build i dont have any up to date pictures up yet!!
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Unread 01-26-2011, 09:56 AM   #10
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Must say I think it looks great. I live in jersey too and see so many stock wjs with blacked out tailamps and subs in the back so when I first started reading I thought it was gonna be another one of those. But after the lift and rims along with the lights, it made a complete 180 and is a great looking wj. I have the same cb as you, my only question is that is it comfortable to have it in that location, I can upload a picture of where I put mine if you are thinking of moving it.
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if your wondering if i still got the jeep dirty since the lift here are some pics




my favorite picture yet

as all you WJ owners know when you lift her your front DS isnt too happy so i ordered this
i got some very small vibrating only when i put it in 4 wheel
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Looking good man.
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Must say I think it looks great. I live in jersey too and see so many stock wjs with blacked out tailamps and subs in the back so when I first started reading I thought it was gonna be another one of those. But after the lift and rims along with the lights, it made a complete 180 and is a great looking wj. I have the same cb as you, my only question is that is it comfortable to have it in that location, I can upload a picture of where I put mine if you are thinking of moving it.
haha when i first got my jeep i was going through the black out stage.. and i still am.. im just going in an off road approach

but i really like where i mounted my cb ..its comfortable for me.. thanks for the input tho!
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Who did you order the driveshaft from. I need to get one with the double carden joint this summer.
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ok well now that you guys already saw my graduation present in the pictures above i might as well post some pics of them up

old vs new



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