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post #23266 of 42792 Old 08-04-2013, 12:03 AM
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Ugh. Man. I've told you before, but you have the Grail WJ of all time, IMO.

Are your brakes stock? I only have 32's and I don't have much trouble, but I can tell that when I need to slam on my brakes, it's not as responsive and I'd like to regain some stopping power. I do have Akebono's (that's the name of the newer/better ones, right?). I always wonder what you guys with 35"+ tires do to make sure your Jeep stops fast enough. I don't even know what brake upgrade options there are, though.

I'm asking you because I know you don't cut corners. BTW, how long did it take you to get your bumpers? From order placement to arrival? Man, I'm so jealous of your Jeep. I don't know if I'd change a thing aside from maybe trying some Bushwackers on it and adding the rear eBay tail lights that look pretty stock but have bright LED's in them in the C-shape. Oh, and some Rigid LED lighting here and there, since that's a Jeep that spares no expense

Not that it isn't already, but that would make it truly magazine article quality.
Thanks for the kind words.

As far as brakes, I'm not running WJ axles anymore so the brakes are completely different. The front HP44's brakes are 3/4 ton Ford brakes, the rear 60 has a disc conversion on it utilizing GM brakes (El Dorado rear calipers and mid 80s 3/4 ton GM rotors). I can lock the 37s up pretty easily. The brakes work really well and aren't overly touchy or anything.

The bumpers had a pretty long turn time, I want to say we were well into the second month by the time I got them. They are nice though.

If you have any more questions feel free to shoot me a PM


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post #23267 of 42792 Old 08-04-2013, 12:35 AM
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After 11 hours I finally got this protofab bumper installed
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post #23268 of 42792 Old 08-04-2013, 02:05 AM
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^ I haven't seen a WaWa since I was in boot camp in Cape May like 7 years ago?
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post #23269 of 42792 Old 08-04-2013, 05:44 AM
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Nice why did you stop :-)
The one tire that dose the work won't I could not. Get o
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post #23270 of 42792 Old 08-04-2013, 05:45 AM
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The one tire that dose the work won't I could not. Get o
Up on the car lol
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post #23271 of 42792 Old 08-04-2013, 08:56 AM
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Well, AC/water issue seems may be solved. Today, everything gets put back into the jeep.

The beatings will continue until attitudes improve!

HID Quad bi-xenon + foglight retrofit
http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?44572-Jeep-2000-Grand-Cherokee-WJ
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post #23272 of 42792 Old 08-04-2013, 11:48 AM
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Polished X2, +Sealant, + Wax on the hood of the Girly Jeep, looks Way better IMO.

She also desided the Cobra bar have to Go, ruins the beautyful front and grill and Even F up approach height.

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post #23273 of 42792 Old 08-04-2013, 12:20 PM
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Where do I begin!! Well last night the wife and I were going to meet a couple out for diner, of course there was a small trail just down the road from where we were to meet, so I had to be a fukin idiot and do it real quick. Bad idea. Got stuck as ****, I'm talking framed it and all wheels were spinning freely. Called a couple of buddies to help me out and another guy just showed up out of no where to wheel so he tried to help. Anyway after 2 hours of busting tow straps and standing in waist deep water at 930 at night, a angel appeared with a bobcat and yanked me in one try. Thank god!! My wife wanted a divorce last night. I had about 3 inches in the cab.

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So back on topic, today I'm vacuuming muddy water water out of the carpet. Yea me!! So far total damage is my radio is buzzing really bad, looks there is now a leak in the Bering on the front yolk and cross my fingers that's it.
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post #23274 of 42792 Old 08-04-2013, 03:44 PM
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Got rid of the clunk/thud sound in the back end of my ride!!! Changed all the bushings out with Energy Suspention and now it glids to where ever it drive it haha. Finally changed out the front shocks... they were worse than I thought!

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post #23275 of 42792 Old 08-04-2013, 04:27 PM
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Ouch! Reminds me of a night run several years back and the g/f had to be at work the next morning. Needless to say, ripped tire, tierod pushed to the pumpkin so couldn't go faster than 50km with out deathwobble really bad. She was absolutely pissed at me.

So the question is, did you have fun? and 'what did you learn?' LOL

The beatings will continue until attitudes improve!

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post #23276 of 42792 Old 08-04-2013, 04:28 PM
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Got rid of the clunk/thud sound in the back end of my ride!!! Changed all the bushings out with Energy Suspention and now it glids to where ever it drive it haha. Finally changed out the front shocks... they were worse than I thought!
I figure next time I do shocks I'll save myself the hassle and put in energy bushings from the get go!

The beatings will continue until attitudes improve!

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post #23277 of 42792 Old 08-04-2013, 05:51 PM
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Installed K&N FIPK today. got to say I'm very happy with it. Not only is the sound awesome, the throttle response improved a great deal. It doesn't feel like I gained any horsepower, but I didn't care about gaining HP anyways. They claim you are suppose to gain 13hp. But it was definitely worth the money.


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post #23279 of 42792 Old 08-04-2013, 06:06 PM
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Aside from my Jeep, I changed the headlights on the wife's T & C LXI AWD. Next are the corner turn signal marker lights, when they come in. They were really yellow.
As for the Jeep, I finally got around to replacing the ACM. I bought a 56010488AH, but when I took the console off, I found that I had a 56010488AG. Replaced it and no more airbag light. Yay!
Also finally washed her, after nearly 9 months. She really needed it. Next, when I am able to walk, again, without too much pain, I will detail her.

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post #23280 of 42792 Old 08-04-2013, 06:08 PM
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Ouch! Reminds me of a night run several years back and the g/f had to be at work the next morning. Needless to say, ripped tire, tierod pushed to the pumpkin so couldn't go faster than 50km with out deathwobble really bad. She was absolutely pissed at me.

So the question is, did you have fun? and 'what did you learn?' LOL
To tell you the truth it was hell. I was all dressed up to go out and getting water inside my jeep was not a fun experience. I learned that I need to have that guy with the bobcat on speed dial in my phone. I'm pretty sure if I had a winch I still wouldn't have got out. Oh and did I mention the tail pipe was under water and the gas gauge was on empty. That truck idled for like two hours on empty.
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