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post #1 of 15 Old 04-11-2011, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Not REALLY a build thread.....yet

Bought this 99 4.7 WJ in early February and couldn't leave it alone. I picked it up for 3k with 144k on it and 77k on the motor. First thing I wanted to do was to get rid of that god awful gold package.

This is about 3 days after I bought it.



However the first thing to REALLY do was replace the slipping chain that got the price that low to begin with and some real nv247 fluid. The old chain was almost an inch longer than the new one. Luckily nothing else appeared to be worn.
Before


After


Next up were the headlights, I envisioned a black out look but instead of buying Laredo lights I modified my Limited lights. I wanted projectors but I didn't really want the halo or led's that most came with. So I took them apart and painted the chrome with VHT Epoxy paint. Of course they were so cloudy they barely let any light out to begin with so I cleaned them up.






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post #2 of 15 Old 04-11-2011, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Next I wanted to match the tails up too. Of course here I went with VHT to black them out and couldn't be happier with the results.




The only gold left was the emblem package and the inner spokes on the wheels so I made quick work of that by just deleting the badges for now and spraying the wheels. Also threw some 30" Treadwrights on there, love the Treadwrights!




Finally (for now) I got my Westin safari bar and Hella 500FF's on yesterday. Love the look and they are decently bright. Got them wired to a 12v wireless switch that I programmed to the Homelink buttons to turn it on and off, works like a champ!




Its not a trail rig or anythng right now, its just a fun DD so I can keep the miles/dirt off my GTO. I still need to take the rack off and respray it since its peeling. Then I plan to do a 2" BB for now because my wife occasionally drives it and would flip if I did anything higher....but I will later. For now the exterior transformation is nearly done and I am very happy with the results.

Akro is my inspiration, his truck is incredible and recently was found to be very capable at Moab too.


A little pic of my stock 5.9 ZJ I got rid of a few years back...missed it so I had to get me another Jeep!
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post #3 of 15 Old 04-11-2011, 09:10 PM
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looking good man.
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post #4 of 15 Old 04-12-2011, 12:15 AM
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murdered out dub? me likey

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post #5 of 15 Old 04-12-2011, 12:30 AM
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murdered out dub? me likey
x2

Jeep is sexyyy
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post #6 of 15 Old 04-12-2011, 12:53 AM
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ever though of having the black walls turned out???

I hate black walls out but on ur dub itd be sexxxxxxy!!!!!!!!!!!

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post #7 of 15 Old 04-12-2011, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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ever though of having the black walls turned out???

I hate black walls out but on ur dub itd be sexxxxxxy!!!!!!!!!!!
I thought about it and actually had asked to have them to put the black walls out and they didn't.

I kind of like it with the while walls out but we will see. It can always be changed.
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post #8 of 15 Old 07-12-2011, 07:32 PM
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looks good man!

-98 xj sport-
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/weeder1s-xj-build-1391067
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post #9 of 15 Old 07-12-2011, 07:39 PM
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Looks GOOD!

BUILD THREAD BELOW http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/why-did-you-get-niner-build-1200616/"]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/why-did-you-get-niner-build-1200616/
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post #10 of 15 Old 10-17-2011, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Time for an update!

So since I last posted I have added HID's and projectors.



Played around in the mud and trails...





And yesterday added a BDS 2" lift with Bilstein's and 3/4" spacers up front. So far I love it.



Also added back a front and back Jeep logo because the 100% debadged look was just too bare for me.
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post #11 of 15 Old 10-17-2011, 06:10 PM
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Looks good man!! We might be getting some rain here in okc, lets go get them dirty.
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post #12 of 15 Old 10-18-2011, 01:04 AM
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personally i think ur dub would look better dropped with sum form of black big shinny rims.

dont flame me!!!! lol

looks great the way it is but just throwin options out there!

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post #13 of 15 Old 10-18-2011, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah...i dont think that will ever happen....but thanks. Lol
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post #14 of 15 Old 10-18-2011, 06:05 PM
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When i see 'pimp' gc, i think a waste of $.
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post #15 of 15 Old 10-19-2011, 10:32 PM
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Hey man

Awesome blackout, wish mine was fully black. just got mine 01 wj. may i ask how did you clean the headlights so well>??
thanks bro.
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