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post #106 of 386 Old 05-17-2010, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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how are you going to paint the chrome molding? Im wondering because I want to do the same to mine...
Well i talked to my buddy at the body shop and he said hes not affriad to do it. He was just gunna buff em up and paint over it...the risk is that if i chip the paint, its chrome underneath.


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post #107 of 386 Old 05-18-2010, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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Today I'll be working on my axle shafts and replacing the boots i tore open. Does anyone have an idea on how to prevent this? Can I buy aftermarket ones that are stronger?

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post #108 of 386 Old 05-23-2010, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Wow mopars a rip-off on some of their stuff...300 bucks each for new axle shafts and i found some new ones for not even 100.

In the mean time, i thought id throw up a pic of my old jeep...which is what was replaced by this one since my parents only let me have one.

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post #109 of 386 Old 05-23-2010, 09:01 PM
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Dude you've got an awesome looking WK. I've never seen one look clean and built as yours is. I can't wait to see what else you do with it!

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post #110 of 386 Old 05-24-2010, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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I FINALLY put my rockrails on. The guys from 4xGuard couldnt get me an EGR module so i got refunded the money and bought one straight from AEV. Not to happy about the service i got with them, but at least i got everything in the end.

Heres some pics..



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post #111 of 386 Old 05-24-2010, 06:42 PM
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Damn dude, 16 and already 2 jeeps? Where do you get the money?
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post #112 of 386 Old 05-24-2010, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Well im 17 now. My grandmother past away last fall leaving quite a bit of money, some of which was specifically set aside for a new vehicle. So i picked up the 06 GC...from there I have just worked my *** off and saved my money to put all the money into it. My dad has helped me a little bit on gas and insurance as well.

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post #113 of 386 Old 05-24-2010, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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So im just wrapping up everything that ive purchased. I dont know what to do next.

Im thinkin either...

-Sound System w/ two 12" subs in a custom box and amped doors.
-Intake and Exhaust
-Tint the front windows to match the back
-Portable Winch
-Hi-Jack with the whole winching gear
-Lights on top?
-Rock lights underneath

Pick one orrr...
Got any other creative ideas???

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post #114 of 386 Old 05-24-2010, 08:12 PM
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I like the idea of the lights, by the way, nice XJ, I just sold mine to get a WJ and let the other half drive the WK. You got all the skids from 4xGuard didn't you? I'll have to go back through the thread now... Ummm, maybe later a rear tire carrier? I hear Saguaro might make one to work with the stock bumper. how bout a diff. cover like the Superlift ring? just superfluous ideas.
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post #115 of 386 Old 05-24-2010, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I got all my stuff from 4xGuard...there stuff is nice...but i just didnt get the best service. I actually like the superlift diff cover idea! That would be cool...ill add that on to my list. I wonder what it would look like with a spare on top like an XJ...

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post #116 of 386 Old 05-24-2010, 08:17 PM
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I know Mayor Bloom had his on top, don't know if he has any pics though
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post #117 of 386 Old 05-24-2010, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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I feel like it may be too tall looking. I think im gunna make a light bar mount that attaches to my roof rack in my metal shop class. We'll see how it comes out.

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post #118 of 386 Old 05-26-2010, 08:41 PM
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i love this jeep man, great job
i wish i could have 2 jeeps

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post #119 of 386 Old 05-27-2010, 09:01 AM
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Sweet full size! Love the looks with those tires/rims.
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post #120 of 386 Old 05-27-2010, 09:12 AM
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Thats some sweet pics. But yeah thats from the top of whealkate. They are having some problems with lots of people shooting out there...i dont think its private land though...cant be. Id talk to the MTU four wheelers more about it, not sure though. I know when i went out there, there were lots of people shooting some bigass guns...the towns people are starting to get pissed.

But yeah we should definetly hit some trails up sometime, ive still got a few things to finish up on my jeep...i only took it offroading that one time cus i just couldnt resist, now im trying to wait till i fix the rubbing in my fenders.
I don't think that Wheelkate is private. From what I heard people were shooting back there and somehow a stray bullet got lodged in a nearby building.

If you guys want to go wheeling some time let me know, I'm in Houghton for the summer.
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