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Unread 02-11-2009, 04:24 PM   #1
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Shinobi's WJ build thread (The Blackwidow)

I finally got my jeep ( heres what happened to my old one), I found a guy selling a already lifted WJ (link from MC and JU). I talked to the seller about the jeep and it sounded like it was a good deal so my friend and I drove down to Sac to check it out . Next think I knew I bought it .. this jeep is very clean for a 2001 , engine ran perfect and the tranny shifts really nice . The PO had removed the rear swaybar for better ride but after driving it over the pass with the wind and all I actually found it quite scary so I will be adding a Stock swaybar . The PO did also mention the front Drive shaft vibrating and making noise which wasn't too big of a deal cuz it was just the U joints But other than that the jeep Is awesome

Here are specs .(copied from the for sale ad)
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2001 WJ Laredo
117k Miles
Black on Black
4.7L V8
4x4
Leather
Sunroof
Stock Fog Lights
Front Window Tint (Driver & Passenger Front Windows)
Claytons 6" Hard-Arm Kit
K&N Intake
Custom 3" Exhaust with Carsound Cat & Hooker Aerochamber Muffler
Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks
Optima Redtop Battery (Recently Installed)
Addco Front Sway Bar w/ JKS Quicker Disconnects
Mopar Front/Engine Skid Plate
Mopar Gas Tank Skid Plate
ORGS SuperNerfs (Rocker Protection)
Custom Transfer Case Skid Plate (Made By Aprilzwarrior)
Mopar Gas Tank Skid Plate
Tom Woods Rear Drive Shaft
Black 16" Procomp Steelies
285/75/16 Toyo Open Country M/T's (Pretty New; 10k Miles on them maybe)
Avital Alarm with Remote Start Feature
I know it kinda sucks that I didn't fully build this jeep but im just simply taking over a build . Which I don't mind because I pretty much planned on building it pretty much the same way but at least I knew it was done right


So here is the list of upgrades and things I will be doing to the jeep .

Transformer sticker
RENO4x4 sticker
Change all fluids
Fix u joints
Add stock swaybar back on
Barpin eliminator
Dual Steering Stabilizer
Rear bumper tire carrier (Dr.Smash)
Spring retainers front and rear
Stainless steel Brake line extender
Change all Clayton bushings
Diff skid front and rear
High steer upgrade
Front bumper
.. and more that i can't think of ..









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Unread 02-11-2009, 04:24 PM   #2
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Unread 02-11-2009, 04:29 PM   #3
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Not to be nosy, but how much did you pay for it? Looks llike it was built nicely.
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Unread 02-11-2009, 04:29 PM   #4
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Thats awesome man. Helluva find.
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Unread 02-11-2009, 04:33 PM   #5
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NICE FIND!!!!!!

Looks Great! Good luck with everything!

Whats going on with your old jeep? Part out?
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Unread 02-11-2009, 04:34 PM   #6
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Nice jeep. You swapping in a 242HD?
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Unread 02-11-2009, 04:34 PM   #7
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thanks guys

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Not to be nosy, but how much did you pay for it? Looks llike it was built nicely.
I got the jeep for 7K not a bad deal I must say

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NICE FIND!!!!!!

Looks Great! Good luck with everything!

Whats going on with your old jeep? Part out?
My old jeep is gone .. completely totaled


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Nice jeep. You swapping in a 242HD?
you know I was thinking about it .. but I don't really see a reason to do it yet unless you guys can convince me


I also just ordered some some goodies from Iron rock off road can't wait

Front and rear spring retainers (rear retainers are also bump stops )
Tenneco HD Steering stabilizers
rear Sway bar links .
and an Air compressor kit from Iron rock off road

I do how ever have a couple questions ..

Do I need a SYE kit for a NV247 ?

With 6" of lift and LAs do I really need brake line extenders ??

Also I am going to be purchasing some Diff guards for my d30 and d44a what do you guys suggest on getting ??
I was thinking these
http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...t_Code=RA-DS30
http://www.knowwhere2jeep.com/catalo...oducts_id=8079

Thanks Shin
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Unread 02-11-2009, 04:46 PM   #8
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Why are you getting a stock sway bar? Addco would be a better option IMO.
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Unread 02-11-2009, 04:52 PM   #9
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Why are you getting a stock sway bar? Addco would be a better option IMO.
the reason I am getting a stock sway bar is because I want to be able to flex pretty good like my old jeep and still be able to keep it on the road with out disconnecting it but thats just my personal opinion let me know if im in the wrong here
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I have the slider for my 44a and it has worked good so far. Blue torch now has a cover for the 44a and iro can make spacers to push your sway bar out to clear it.
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Unread 02-11-2009, 05:31 PM   #11
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I have the slider for my 44a and it has worked good so far. Blue torch now has a cover for the 44a and iro can make spacers to push your sway bar out to clear it.
cool is there any way you can take a pic of the slider and show it to me cuz im curious how it is on it thanks
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Ya I can once I get my camera back from my gf. Might be a little while but it is pretty easy to explain. 2 bolts on each side of the cover hold it up and the front arms mount around the axle output. I covers the cover very well. (That sounded weird)
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Unread 02-11-2009, 05:39 PM   #13
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Very sweet, I paid 8k for mine as is.

Anyways, I have diff guards on both diffs, I'll take pictures tomorrow and show ya. We should start the club of Pre-Built Badass WJ owners .
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Very nice! Something good can come out of a mess.

Congratulations.
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Unread 02-11-2009, 06:05 PM   #15
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Looks like things worked out for the better! Very nice find.
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