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Unread 05-25-2014, 06:56 PM   #1
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121ak's Build Thread

Needed a place to drop pictures and mod updates so here we go!

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee WK
Laredo w/Rocky Mountain Package

Day 1 of ownership.


1st mod was the grille. A few of the factory slats were broken when I bought it. Dealership hadn't replaced it. So I found the metal mesh mod on here.




I then debadged the rear hatch. Looks clean! I also put some VHT nightshade on the taillights but I masked out the reverse lamps.


Next up was plasti-dip on the factory wheels.


Since I use to work at Best Buy and still have my discount, I bought the iSimple aux adapter for the radio. I actually like the stock radio since I have Sirius/XM Satellite radio and it's the Boston sound system. Decided to mount the jack on the trip near the drivers footwell.



Moved to Idaho for the military. Joined a local 4x4 club and spent a Saturday taking it out on the trails. For a stock Jeep, it handled itself well.



Upgraded the rims and tires to some Wrangler take offs. While they are only 255s, I plan on upgrading to 265s soon.



New tire height next to a stock WK. Not much difference.



I have an appointment to get the 2" Rough Country lift installed this week. Roof rack, bumper guard and various other additions are on the list.

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Unread 05-29-2014, 06:55 PM   #2
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Got the lift installed today. Loving the looks!


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Unread 05-31-2014, 05:23 AM   #3
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Looks really good!
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Unread 05-31-2014, 06:41 AM   #4
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Did you need to run any spacers? Do you think you will need bigger tires?
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Unread 05-31-2014, 11:02 AM   #5
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Did you need to run any spacers? Do you think you will need bigger tires?
I'm running 255/70/17s at the moment. They fit without spacers but they come pretty close to the bolt.

I'm in the market for new 265/70/17s and I will run a spacer for those.
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Unread 05-31-2014, 05:04 PM   #6
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Okay thanks! I plan on doing the exact same to my
Wk.
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Unread 06-01-2014, 06:52 PM   #7
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How are you running jk take offs without spacers? I thought they needed spacers to clear the calipers?
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Unread 06-01-2014, 07:47 PM   #8
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How are you running jk take offs without spacers? I thought they needed spacers to clear the calipers?
Haven't had an issue with the calipers. The upper control arm bolt is awfully close and I only get a slight rub at full lock.

I bought some spacers that will be arriving this week to clear up those issues.
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Unread 06-05-2014, 05:48 PM   #9
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Got the Hunter's Brushguard on today. Was a little pain as the instructions are practically not there.

Didn't add the headlight guards although I kept them.




Also, did anyone run the upper brackets through the grille with the metal mesh mod? I don't see how you would do it.
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Unread 06-07-2014, 08:17 PM   #10
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Finally got the Rola Roof Rack on.

Mounted the spare tire up there as well. Tried several different ways with the straps but it still moves a bit.

Only downside, it covers the Satellite radio antenna. Might take it down.



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Unread 07-19-2014, 06:16 PM   #11
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It's been awhile since I updated this build thread so here we go.

Had the front windows tinted last week. I also had the guy do the windsheild strip. It helps a lot with the heat here.



I then had the Rough Country 1.5" Spacers installed along with my new set of General Grabber AT2s.



My WK next to a stock WK


And then today I finally plastidipped the JK wheels and hammered out the pinch weld.






Up next is either the Hypertech programmer or a Kicker sub and amp package.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 12:12 PM   #12
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Lookin good!
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Unread 07-30-2014, 11:57 AM   #13
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Got some new goodies to add!

Just waiting on the 4xguard windsheild mounts.

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Unread 07-30-2014, 01:34 PM   #14
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I love this build!! So far it's looking great and clean! Quick question though, what % did you go with on the tint?
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Unread 07-30-2014, 05:27 PM   #15
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I love this build!! So far it's looking great and clean! Quick question though, what % did you go with on the tint?
It's stock tint on the rear windows. The front's I had tinted to 25%. Darkest my local tint guy had.
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