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Unread 08-11-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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New WJ Laredo (Wayne)

i had been poking around for a car lately cause the MJ was getting terrible gas mileage and its making my ears ring every trip.

I had struck a deal from a dealership my Father works at, a decent dark slate blue WJ for only $1,600, one owner too! I immediately grabbed it before it was wholesaled. I would have to say this is probably the best Jeep deal next to getting my MJ.



here are the specs..

Year- 2003
Trim- Laredo
Engine- 4.0L (with 180psi compression)
Trans- 4-spd automatic, you know this already..
4x4- Seletrac, just what I wanted
miles- 203,000
MPG- average 23.2
problems- airbag light, loose radio antennae, and dim headlamps


A/C blows cold, heat works great, everythings all clean, no serious damage, only one owner, great gas mileage, engine runs very smooth after I cleaned it out.

I wasn't a fan of the WJ before, I take that back now, they are very nice Jeeps to have. Now I can leave the noisy MJ at the gas station!


later on I plan on doing very minor things to it, no lifts cause of front coil suspensions and too expensive. I probably wont even take it offroading, its too nice for that! I would have to switch out the tires soon since the rear is wearing out, and I like the BFG A/Ts alot. I could get a set from work cheap. my MJ needs a muffler so bad, it blew 4 already, so Ill get a cherry bomb for the WJ and the old muffler on the MJ. also a set of new Headlamp assemblies and a K/N air filter just for kicks. I also have an itch to add overhead foglights and a tow package in case.

suggestions and replies are welcome

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Unread 08-11-2013, 08:15 PM   #2
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Polish up your head lights and de-amber and tint your tail lights. Also think about getting a bull bar and Fawkes relocation mounts for it.
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Unread 08-11-2013, 08:21 PM   #3
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Polish up your head lights and de-amber and tint your tail lights. Also think about getting a bull bar and Fawkes relocation mounts for it.
headlamps have been polished, i took it to get detailed the other day, looks real good now but still lousy lightshow.

im not really considering a front bumper unless deer are crossing the road more often.
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Unread 08-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #4
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Don't put a glasspack on the 4.0 it sounds really ricey
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Unread 08-11-2013, 11:01 PM   #5
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Don't put a glasspack on the 4.0 it sounds really ricey
No it doesn't. I have one on mine and its deep and throaty. The key is to get a long glass pack, and short one will sound like a civic.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 07:18 AM   #6
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No it doesn't. I have one on mine and its deep and throaty. The key is to get a long glass pack, and short one will sound like a civic.
lol i guess size matters

nice find! welcome to the Dub Jay club!
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Unread 08-12-2013, 01:15 PM   #7
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Don't put a glasspack on the 4.0 it sounds really ricey
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No it doesn't. I have one on mine and its deep and throaty. The key is to get a long glass pack, and short one will sound like a civic.
what he said

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lol i guess size matters

nice find! welcome to the Dub Jay club!
it does apparently, long and thick wins
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Unread 08-13-2013, 06:29 PM   #8
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No it doesn't. I have one on mine and its deep and throaty. The key is to get a long glass pack, and short one will sound like a civic.
Really? What brand of glass pack do you have? The only ones ive heard all sounded like a civic like you said.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 06:33 PM   #9
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I have a thrush, got it from auto zone. It's like 27" or something. Sounds nice haha. Size does matter
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Unread 08-13-2013, 06:36 PM   #10
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I have a thrush, got it from auto zone. It's like 27" or something. Sounds nice haha. Size does matter
Got a video of it?
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Unread 08-13-2013, 06:38 PM   #11
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I have a thrush, got it from auto zone. It's like 27" or something. Sounds nice haha. Size does matter
I tried that on my comanche, didnt sound good and kept backfiring. I plan on getting the Cherry Bombs
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Unread 08-13-2013, 06:48 PM   #12
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Got a video of it?
Not right now, I'll try to get one tomorrow and post it.
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K&N FIPK | glasspack | plasti-dipped badges | 17" moabs | HID's, 245/65/17 Cooper Discover AT3 | Rola rack | Fawkes stand alone shackle tabs | Bed lined interior (what a pain that was)[/FONT]
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Not right now, I'll try to get one tomorrow and post it.
That would be great thanks
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Unread 08-15-2013, 07:12 PM   #14
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Sorry guys forgot to take the video yesterday. Posting this from my phone so it might not work on a computer. This was from a cold start, once warmed up its a lower tone [URL]Sorry guys forgot to take the video yesterday. Posting this from my phone so it might not work on a computer. This was from a cold start, once warmed up its a lower [URL]Sorry guys forgot to take the video yesterday. Posting this from my phone so it might not work on a computer. This was from a cold start, once warmed up its a lower tone Sorry guys forgot to take the video yesterday. Posting this from my phone so it might not work on a computer. This was from a cold start, once warmed up its a lower tone, but this is just a general idea. Iphone quality! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=dWoSiSOE62Y&feature=plcp
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[FONT="Century Gothic"]2" BDS coils & Bilstein 5100's | Addco rear swaybar with energy bushings |
K&N FIPK | glasspack | plasti-dipped badges | 17" moabs | HID's, 245/65/17 Cooper Discover AT3 | Rola rack | Fawkes stand alone shackle tabs | Bed lined interior (what a pain that was)[/FONT]
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Unread 08-15-2013, 09:03 PM   #15
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Sorry guys forgot to take the video yesterday. Posting this from my phone so it might not work on a computer. This was from a cold start, once warmed up its a lower tone [URL]Sorry guys forgot to take the video yesterday. Posting this from my phone so it might not work on a computer. This was from a cold start, once warmed up its a lower [URL]Sorry guys forgot to take the video yesterday. Posting this from my phone so it might not work on a computer. This was from a cold start, once warmed up its a lower tone Sorry guys forgot to take the video yesterday. Posting this from my phone so it might not work on a computer. This was from a cold start, once warmed up its a lower http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=dWoSiSOE62Y&feature=plcp
Sounds good man! Im gonna have to pick me up one! I was going to get a dynomax muffler but this is much cheaper and sounds great.
and theres for people on the computer
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