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Unread 07-17-2010, 12:20 PM   #1
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Alright guys, finally a build thread from me. I used to have one but didn't keep it updated. I deleted that one and am starting this one.

First got the Jeep in October 2007, bone stock.



Did a little stock wheeling:



Also threw in a CB Radio:



Then came a budget boost. I bought some Cragar Soft 8's from Summit and MT/R retreads from Treadwright.







Wheeled that setup for a while, here's a picture from a trip to Hollister:



Then I decided to go higher:

4.5" Front Coils, Adjustable Track bar, and Skyjacker Shocks



Turned out pretty good:



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Unread 07-17-2010, 12:32 PM   #2
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More wheeling pictures:

Small case of Shinobi Arm


This could be a first, PASSENGER SHINOBI ARM!


White Grand Cherokee belongs to cebo14 here on the forums








Same teeter-totter, bigger lift:
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Unread 07-17-2010, 12:46 PM   #3
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Now for the MAJOR updates!

Got the IRO OTK Steering:



Followed by the IRO Front Long Arms:



So I was going to get the IRO Rear Long Arms in the Group Buy, but then I saw that Jones was selling his Clayton's Rear LA's, so I picked those up for a great deal. Thanks Brian!

Installation Pictures:







HOVERJEEP.
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Unread 07-17-2010, 12:50 PM   #4
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The Clayton's install was over Memorial Day weekend. Big thanks to Nick and Matt (Starboard M on here) for the help!

And now for a picture taken yesterday:



Been sitting for a while as I have been on vacation, but there is a hug plan in the works.

I have Clayton's 7" coils, Bilstein 5125s (You're the man Kolak!), JKS adapters for the shocks (Also from Kolak), and 35" BFG M/T KM1s waiting to go on. Should be completed soon.
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Unread 07-17-2010, 12:51 PM   #5
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Nice jeep! Reminds me of mine. They looked identical.... before you had to go and get LA's.
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RC Front ADJ. Trackbar - IRO Rear ADJ. Trackbar - Rusty's Lower ADJ. CA's - Front tow hooks - Rear OE Hitch - T-Case Skid -
Gas Tank Skid - Bilstein 5125's - 31" MTR's - Magnaflow SS Muffler - 1.25" Wheel Spacers - Custom Rock Sliders - Cobra 19 DXIV


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Nice jeep! Reminds me of mine. They looked identical.... before you had to go and get LA's. :P
Thanks!

It needs to be cleaned up and washed, it got nice and dirty while I was gone for the last four weeks.
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Unread 07-17-2010, 01:14 PM   #7
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Look up a couple posts. I have 35s waiting to go on.
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Unread 07-17-2010, 01:48 PM   #9
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Sweet build man.
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Do you plan on doing gears for those 35's?
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Gas Tank Skid - Bilstein 5125's - 31" MTR's - Magnaflow SS Muffler - 1.25" Wheel Spacers - Custom Rock Sliders - Cobra 19 DXIV


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Unread 07-17-2010, 02:24 PM   #12
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looks great man
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Unread 07-17-2010, 02:41 PM   #13
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Sweet build man.
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Do you plan on doing gears for those 35's?
Yessir, 4.56s.
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So I was going to get the IRO Rear Long Arms in the Group Buy, but then I saw that Jones was selling his Clayton's Rear LA's, so I picked those up for a great deal. Thanks Brian!
No problem. Glad you're putting them to good use! The Jeep is looking good.
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