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Unread 10-10-2010, 07:23 PM   #1
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03 WJ Limited Build----She needs a name!

Well it was suggested that i start a build thread, as i've had my new jeep for 2 weeks and now and am on my second project. this is more of a "build-up" thread, as this jeep was sold/handed down to me by another local jeeper. i will be improving upon and building up the wj for my move to NC in dec. this is not my first jeep...i bought a 99 wj laredo 2wd in 2004 and sold it last week to buy this one. so far ive rubberized my spare well for storage...http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...oject-1111561/ and i will be installing an overhead LED in my tailgate next weekend.

a little on the wj....2003 limited 4.7 HO. clayton 4.5" long arm, addco rear sway, jks adj trackbar, jcr sliderz, and custom cat/exhaust. future improvments include diff covers, belly skid, and i'm going to a fab shop tomorrow to get quotes on my bumper. havent come up with a name yet, open to suggestions and the most popular will be chosen! well, here she is...



any and all discussion is welcome, as everyone's opinion counts!

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Unread 10-10-2010, 08:40 PM   #2
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alright...someone piqued my curiousity about this a couple weeks ago when i started my spare tire well project. got everything except the light today at the local hardware store. 25 ft each of white and black 16g wire. 1 rocker switch, some connectors, terminals, some nifty strippers/crimpers, and a small tungsten file to make the hole for the switch in the jeep. spent some time and zip-tied the wires and put terminals on them to speed up the process later. still shopping for a light. looks like this will be next weekend's project. more pics/updates as i have them.



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Unread 10-11-2010, 12:38 PM   #3
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Nice looking ride...I would like to see more pictures!
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Unread 10-11-2010, 05:00 PM   #4
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no work tomorrow. it sucks. i do roofs, so no rain = no work. im gonna go wander around tomorrow with my camera and find stuff to run over
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Unread 10-13-2010, 12:39 PM   #5
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flatlander poser pics...


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Unread 10-13-2010, 02:04 PM   #6
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nice WJ like the wheels theres a guy in my town with a WJ overland4in lift and has 32s on those wheels
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Unread 10-15-2010, 06:34 AM   #7
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getting light rubbing when i cut the wheel all the way to either side. abouot to move up to 33's and worrited about more rubbing. i plan on cutting out the fenders, but before i do that, will backspacers solve the rubbing problem, or is cutting the fenders the only cure?
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Unread 10-17-2010, 08:48 PM   #8
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wheels with enough backspacing will limit some of the rubbing but at full flex you might still get some rubbing
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Unread 10-17-2010, 09:19 PM   #9
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yeah, but i want to keep my factory rims that are on there now. can i get those backspaced or do i have to buy spacers? or is it going to be cheaper to just sell the rogues and get some cheap steelies with backspacing?
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Unread 10-17-2010, 10:28 PM   #10
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well, the LED light should be here tomorrow to install. got all the wiring crimped and setup so all i have to do is cut the holes, connect the wires, and voila! got a killer deal on the light tho..on ebay as "old stock", whatever that means. check it out.....6" Oval WHITE Back-Up Light - 27 LED Reverse Lamp : eBay Motors (item 130441383788 end time Oct-14-10 13:48:38 PDT) more pictures once i get everything finished
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Unread 10-19-2010, 04:12 PM   #11
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Unread 10-20-2010, 08:18 AM   #12
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had a good day off. leavin for nc in a few hours. brakes have been squealin for a few days, so a coworker and i took them apart this mornin and checked it out. found a bent brake boot that was rubbing, loosened the e-brake a little as it was super tight, and bent the caliper spring a little before re-inserting it bc it was rubbing the rotor a little, creating a groove. also lubed up the long-arm joints as they seemed a little dry. started pulling panels for my tailgate light this morning and running the wires, but they didnt send me the connector harness with my light so i have to wait for it to get here while im gone.
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Unread 10-22-2010, 07:48 AM   #13
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the wj started to overheat when parked it to go out of town. looks like im flushing the rad and checking the thermo when i get back. on another note...got a pair of pro comp 9900's this weekend. won them on ebay for $102.50 and $120 respectively. not a bad deal for the pair i think. those'll go on the shelf until i get a safari rack for them. updates with picswhen i get back for the flushing, light install, and pro front brake rotor replacements that will be taking place in the next 2 weeks so she's runnin fine for birthday camping in late nov.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 08:10 PM   #14
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picked up a yakima loadwarrior on craigslist today, and got my new 3' firestik mounted. plan on fabbing/welding on some custom light mounts to keep the lights low on the rack


got one of the lights today. dude emailed me before i got it and told me it was a 9911, not a 9900. (he was selling for neighbor or something) so i have to send it back tomorrow. so now i'm back to 1 light. anyone know of a used pro comp 9900 let me know.
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Unread 10-25-2010, 10:21 PM   #15
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updated list of upgrades....

Clayton LA's, IRO 4.5'' coils, JKS HD Adj Track Bar, Addco Rear, JCR HD Sliderz, IRO Coil Retainers, Rear Sway Links, Superlift Twin Tubes, JKS BPEs, KOR Rear Mounts, 31" Kumho AT's, 17'' Chrome Rogues, 3/4" Receiver Shackle, Cobra 75, 3' Firestik II, Custom Cat/Exhaust w/ Turndown, TCM Switch, Alpine Headunit, Clarion Components, Infinity Reference 3.5" Tweets, Ultrastart Remote Start/Alarm, Yakima LoadWarrior, Pro Comp 9900's
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