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post #1 of 182 Old 05-08-2011, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Matti's Swedish Arctic Circle WJ build

Hi!
I have at last gotten me a new WJ. I sold my old one a year ago and yesterday i picked up my new one.
Its a 1 owner WJ Limited 2002 with the Mercedes Benz 2,7 CRD Diesel, its in very good condition, not mint, but very close. It's a black/dark grey leather interior in very good condition.

Reason for the thread name. I live above the Arctic circle in northern Sweden.

2012 02









My plans
Sell the "20 weels and buy me a set of "17 alloys and 265/70
A full 4" lift
New lights front and rear.
Interior lights.
Install new speakers.
Roof cross rails with snowboard holder.
and some mounting for the bike.
Rebuild the front seat, due to wear =S
Full stainless exhaust from the turbo, all the way back.
And allot of small mods.

This is how she sat when i bought her. Photos are from my 1920mile trip back from where i bought the car. I flew down yesterday to Stockholm and there i picked up the car and then i picked up my bike outside Sthlm (which you can see in the last pics). Then i drowe all the way back in one go.. i was back here this morning at 5am.







Well i am sick of the DUB style. And i need a lifted ride.

Post as it happens wich might be a tad slow since i go to Thailand next sunday.

How she sits now:




Mods done 2011
Rough Country "4 lift
Mamba "17 wheels with General Graber AT2 265/70R17.
Dual steering stabilizers.
New DLS high performance tweeters
Black Fire Extinguisher installed in the trunk.
New Jeep and Grand Cherokee emblems installed.
Thule Tow hook bike carrier.

2012.
Clayton "4,5 coils att all 4 corners.
JKS Quicker disos.
Battery Relocated to the trunk.

More will come as I make progress!


2002 GC LM2.7L CRD
-2007 GC OV 3.0L CRD
-2002 GC LM 2.7L CRD
-1999 GC LM 4.7 V8
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post #2 of 182 Old 06-12-2011, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Well better to do some progress on my truck.
I put in an order on wheels now, along with a "4 raise.





I am also changing occupation right now. Which will occupies my time pretty much along with the Camaro build. But i will try to get a tank raise done soon!

I have used my car for couple of longer trips. One yesterday with Down Hill cycling. And its just amazing how much you can fit in these. And the mileage is wickid! 0.76liters/10km! Thats incredible good for a 2.2 metric ton truck! My old 4.7WJ had a mileage of 1.1Liters/10km! Thats a big different during a year. and considering that the gas costs, $9 a gallon! And the diesel cost around $8 and i fuel tax free diesel which costs $5 a gallon

Anny way. Yesterday my friend and i went DH i Levi Finland. We took the Jeep of course!










I will have the wheels here this week for a test fit! I post as they appear

2002 GC LM2.7L CRD
-2007 GC OV 3.0L CRD
-2002 GC LM 2.7L CRD
-1999 GC LM 4.7 V8
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post #3 of 182 Old 06-12-2011, 12:16 PM
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That looks like alot of fun! To Bad we dont have anywhere to trail ride in Iowa.

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post #4 of 182 Old 06-12-2011, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Att work in the Aitik copper mine. Europe's largest copper quarry.



2002 GC LM2.7L CRD
-2007 GC OV 3.0L CRD
-2002 GC LM 2.7L CRD
-1999 GC LM 4.7 V8
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post #5 of 182 Old 06-12-2011, 02:38 PM
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im so jealous of your crd.

do you know if there are any here in the states?

99 WJ hp44, 3 link, Eaton e locker, 14" foa coilovers in the front. 14 bolt, 4 link, grizzly locker, 12" foa coilovers in the rear. 5.38s and 37s
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im so jealous of your crd.

do you know if there are any here in the states?

They are actualy great! And when i have made my custom exhaust its gona sound sweet as well!
No i dont think the CRD ever made its way to the US. But you can alwais import :P

2002 GC LM2.7L CRD
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Those pictures with the dump trucks are awesome man!!

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Ok first of all, That's a Nice looking Jeep.
But i cannot believe That you changed out a 4.7L V8 with a 2.7L CRD???

I understand That it use a little less fuel, but now you dont have the feeling, power, and sound That the V8 gives you. Nobody drive a Jeep for gas consumption reasons.

Go buy your self a Prius and debadge it and put a Jeep sticker on it.

Anyway it Looks great though.

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Ok first of all, That's a Nice looking Jeep.
But i cannot believe That you changed out a 4.7L V8 with a 2.7L CRD???

I understand That it use a little less fuel, but now you dont have the feeling, power, and sound That the V8 gives you. Nobody drive a Jeep for gas consumption reasons.

Go buy your self a Prius and debadge it and put a Jeep sticker on it.

Anyway it Looks great though.
id take a crd over a 4.7

99 WJ hp44, 3 link, Eaton e locker, 14" foa coilovers in the front. 14 bolt, 4 link, grizzly locker, 12" foa coilovers in the rear. 5.38s and 37s
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post #10 of 182 Old 06-16-2011, 12:32 AM
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awesome wj, making me miss mine, i might have to import a crd when i get back into a wj

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Ok first of all, That's a Nice looking Jeep.
But i cannot believe That you changed out a 4.7L V8 with a 2.7L CRD???

I understand That it use a little less fuel, but now you dont have the feeling, power, and sound That the V8 gives you. Nobody drive a Jeep for gas consumption reasons.

Go buy your self a Prius and debadge it and put a Jeep sticker on it.

Anyway it Looks great though.
2.7 CRD every time for me and I have driven both and own a CRD.

the CRD is a great towing vehicle thats for sure
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post #12 of 182 Old 06-16-2011, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the coments!
Two days a go i orderd new emblems for the truck, both front and rear JEEP and the side GRAND CHERKOEE ones will have them next week.

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Ok first of all, That's a Nice looking Jeep.
But i cannot believe That you changed out a 4.7L V8 with a 2.7L CRD???

I understand That it use a little less fuel, but now you dont have the feeling, power, and sound That the V8 gives you. Nobody drive a Jeep for gas consumption reasons.

Go buy your self a Prius and debadge it and put a Jeep sticker on it.

Anyway it Looks great though.
Thanks.
Thats what i thought as well! I bought the 4,7 for the V8 soud and offcourse the tq! I had the V8 for a year and i drove 12500miles during that time. I loved that car but since gas prices here are sick, and i got good price on Diesel, That was an option for me!
Always when i was going some where i wanted to take the jeep but if i went with friends they always said, No its to pricey... Not any more!

In the CRD you got the power it got allot of tq! No, you dont have the v8 sound and thats the only thing i miss about my 4,7! Otherwise the CRD is a good engnie low end TQ wich is awesome for offroad, great towing capacities and good fuel consumption.

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awesome wj, making me miss mine, i might have to import a crd when i get back into a wj
Thanks dude! I love to help out as much as I can!
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2002 GC LM2.7L CRD
-2007 GC OV 3.0L CRD
-2002 GC LM 2.7L CRD
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BTW. Does any one have a 2004 front lower center pice in gray laying around? I would love to buy one of those and make a custom frontend. =)

2002 GC LM2.7L CRD
-2007 GC OV 3.0L CRD
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-1999 GC LM 4.7 V8
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Nice WJ. From your original pictures, your bottom pic has different rims, the the others. Looks like 2 different sets of 20 inch rims.

Edit: Just noticed how you said it was similar to your old one. Helps if I read.

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Nice WJ. From your original pictures, your bottom pic has different rims, the the others. Looks like 2 different sets of 20 inch rims.

Edit: Just noticed how you said it was similar to your old one. Helps if I read.

Yes it looks to mutch as my old one.. people that havent met me for a while thinks it's still the same truck!

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-2007 GC OV 3.0L CRD
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