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post #24856 of Old 09-28-2013, 11:57 AM
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Pics as promised
Clear matte plasti dip over chrome grill surround. Turned out well, gave it a nice satin finish. I think the finish would've been a little better if it wasn't so windy out.


Looks way good you did a great job


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post #24857 of Old 09-28-2013, 12:51 PM
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Looks way good you did a great job
Thanks

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post #24858 of Old 09-28-2013, 02:11 PM
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Drooled at this>>>

http://m.finn.no/car/used/ad.html?fi...&engine_fuel=1

email sent,,,, asked seller all the crusial questions about rust and paint/body damages that not shows in pics, and might be a deal/no deal breaker.

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post #24859 of Old 09-28-2013, 02:30 PM
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Got the wire harness for my rack lights started and light switches in. LED's in the front footwells. Too tired to do anything more.

Good thing is I"m not having coughing fits anymore, although still no voice. Hydrocodone in cherry flavour. mmmmmm...

The beatings will continue until attitudes improve!

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post #24860 of Old 09-28-2013, 03:49 PM
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Yesterday I spent a little over 6 hours on the road driving to North Carolina to check out a Limited that looked and was advertised as immaculate on Craigslist. We got there and it didn't even look like it was the same color, though it could have been because it was overcast... Never the lest, there were dents, dings, scratches, a rusty looking corroded wheel, bald tires, etc. I drove it and it wasn't bad to drive, and the V8 had some balls behind it--but we were more disappointed than anything that it wasn't like it was advertised. The car was for my girlfriend anyway, so we walked away.

Today, we bought her a 2004 Grand Cherokee from a friends dealership locally. It has a few cosmetic issues of its own, but we got it out the door for $5k, and I thought we did alright. I don't think we stole it, by any means, but it seemed to be a good deal. What do you guys think? I'll be frequenting the WJ forum more often as I try to deal with new Jeep issues other than TJ issues.




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post #24861 of Old 09-28-2013, 05:29 PM
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I cannot post pictures, yet I just took some good ones...

Today I started my day by taking my wife to work in the WJ, went to Napa, and dropped ~200 US on Marine Clean, Metal Prep, POR-15 and Top Coat.
Drove thru the Robo-Wash, gave her a good air dry, then "flexed" my 2004 by putting the 8" ramps up on concrete blocks, and proceeded to apply the new purchases. Over the course of the day, front on the block/ramp rear on the block/ramp combo, RF on ramp with LR on ramp and then LF on ramp with RR on ramp. I stink, I am covered with toxic sh*t. I have beaten the rust monster back another day. I finished my day taking pictures of "her" on the last set of ramps. I wish I could post the last set of pictures I took, looking into the setting sun at the 1500' driveway that is the way home (working up top on the level is much nicer, and have power!) "over the river and thru the woods, to grandmothers house we go" is the best way to describe what I (we) do to this vehicle. 1500' linear, 90' grade change. 800' feet of open field with drifts that pi$$ me off, as I have to back up, and clear the hood, so I can see where I am! I am not giving up my 3rd Cherokee, 2nd Grand easily to the rust monster. What would I replace "her" with? A snow cat? Sled dogs? Do they have heated seats? Mirrors that defrost themselves? The ability to make the better part of 70 MPH in 600'? Tomorrow I think I will just sit in "her" for a while, and "JAM"... 'cus I am one tired puppy!
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post #24862 of Old 09-28-2013, 05:38 PM
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Yanked my front driveshaft today on my 01 with the 4.0. It has a cv joint at the tcase end and a ujoint on the diff end. Started getting a bad vibration after my 2 inch lift and found the culprit

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post #24863 of Old 09-28-2013, 05:39 PM
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Today, we bought her a 2004 Grand Cherokee from a friends dealership locally. It has a few cosmetic issues of its own, but we got it out the door for $5k, and I thought we did alright. I don't think we stole it, by any means, but it seemed to be a good deal. What do you guys think? I'll be frequenting the WJ forum more often as I try to deal with new Jeep issues other than TJ issues.
What engine? 4x4 I imagine how many miles? I too own a TJ and added a WJ to the mix. picked up a 2004 WJ 4.7HO Quadra Drive with 101k miles for $4500 so $5k sounds reasonable to me.

OT I'm working on getting the Clayton 6" lift installed.
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post #24864 of Old 09-28-2013, 06:36 PM
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Got my tow hooks mounted today. I need to trim the bumper just a hair so that the bumper can sit where it normally sits, its pulled down about 1/2 a centimeter. Not really noticeable but it is to me haha. I'll post a write up sometime of the brackets i made. These things will rip the front of the jeep off before the bend or break lol
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post #24865 of Old 09-28-2013, 06:58 PM
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Drooled at this>>> http://m.finn.no/car/used/ad.html?fi...&engine_fuel=1 email sent,,,, asked seller all the crusial questions about rust and paint/body damages that not shows in pics, and might be a deal/no deal breaker.
Thomas, I am drooling over THAT one. I hope you get back a good report. That is a sharp-looking vehicle.

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post #24866 of Old 09-28-2013, 07:50 PM
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What engine? 4x4 I imagine how many miles? I too own a TJ and added a WJ to the mix. picked up a 2004 WJ 4.7HO Quadra Drive with 101k miles for $4500 so $5k sounds reasonable to me.

OT I'm working on getting the Clayton 6" lift on.
ooh another local WJ. what are you live in?

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post #24867 of Old 09-28-2013, 07:57 PM
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I added a new sticker to it and then wheeled her with a great group of guys

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post #24868 of Old 09-28-2013, 09:12 PM
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What engine? 4x4 I imagine how many miles? I too own a TJ and added a WJ to the mix. picked up a 2004 WJ 4.7HO Quadra Drive with 101k miles for $4500 so $5k sounds reasonable to me.

OT I'm working on getting the Clayton 6" lift on.
Kind of bummed now.. lol! It's the 4.0L Selec-Trac Laredo. The Limited had all the creature comforts that I wanted her to have but I was just too pissed off that the Jeep didn't look like it did in the ad to care, and she didn't want it either as a result of that. This one has some issues, and I thought we got a pretty reasonable price for it, but you got a far better deal it sounds like.

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post #24869 of Old 09-28-2013, 10:09 PM
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ooh another local WJ. what are you live in?
SWFL - Ft. Myers area. might have to make a trip up to wheel with the mid-florida club looked like a good time.


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Kind of bummed now.. lol! It's the 4.0L Selec-Trac Laredo. The Limited had all the creature comforts that I wanted her to have but I was just too pissed off that the Jeep didn't look like it did in the ad to care, and she didn't want it either as a result of that. This one has some issues, and I thought we got a pretty reasonable price for it, but you got a far better deal it sounds like.
There used cars so things come up, mine was not without issues itself. I had the transmission go into limp mode after a month of owning it and had to buy a new solenoid pack for the trans and install it. That was after having it leave me stuck at work because it wouldn't start. It had an aftermarket alarm that was messing with the SKIM. Removed the junk Viper alarm and no more issues. I'm sure once you get yours sorted it will be a great Jeep and I think you did fine buying it.
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post #24870 of Old 09-29-2013, 05:23 AM
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Changed fluid in Transfer Case, and both diferentials. also changed spark plugs. Changed the TPS a montha ago to help with the idle, that helped but the plugs fixed it. Bought oil for diffs, and case at a jeep dealer (that hurt) and champion plugs from napa ($100 lest then the jeep dealer)
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