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Unread 07-08-2015, 09:38 AM   #1
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Modernbluewk Colorado Jeep WK Build / Adventure Thread

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You fix the Jeep, the Jeep fixes you.

This has been a long time coming. I will post projects and adventures here.

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Purchased in April 2009 from GO Jeep in Golden, CO
$21,500 with 19k miles

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
4.7 V8 2nd Gen (dual plug)
Quadra Trac II 4x4 3:73 gears
Modernblue paint, Laredo X Trim
Leather seats, sunroof, Boston Acoustics Stereo

First Trip Off Road : St. Mary's Glacier
First Mods: Front windows tinted
Magnaflow 13742 muffler welded in

September 2009



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Unread 07-08-2015, 09:39 AM   #2
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2010

March 2010
Mods: 245/65-17 Yokohama Geolander AT/S
Trip: Gunnison / Crested Butte Scouting Trip
Slate River Valley (marmot crossing sign)


September 2010 (moved to Gunnison)
Paradise Divide Camping Trip
2008 Jeep Liberty owned by Brandon more of his pics here http://www.wildpanoramic.com


This pic inspired me to plasti-dip my wheels later on.

Emerald Lake on Schofield Pass September 2010
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Unread 07-08-2015, 09:40 AM   #3
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Maroon Bells Trip October 2011

Independence Pass


Maroon Bells


Maroon Bells
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Unread 07-08-2015, 09:40 AM   #4
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2012

May 2012
Spring creek fishing trip


June 2012
Road trip to California
Corner of Arizona Blegh


Tehachipi Grade




My wife and I started a tradition of going "leafing" on our anniversary on the way to dinner. Living 30 minutes from Crested Butte is Awesome!!
September 28
Washington Gulch
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Unread 07-08-2015, 09:41 AM   #5
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2013

2013 was a big year. I sold my S10 ZR2 and bought my wife a new car. A 2013 Dodge Durango Hemi AWD Crew.
I then inherited the Jeep full time. The real build started then.

NEW TIRES!
245/70–17 General Grabber AT2 best tires I've ever owned.



April 2013 Trip to Colorado National Monument

Big rock on Highway 92

Colorado National Monument



June 2013
St. Elmo to Mary Murphy Mine



August 2013
Creede, CO


Plasti-dipped my wheels at some point in fall of 2013
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Unread 07-08-2015, 09:41 AM   #6
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2014

January 2014
Steel Armadillo belly skid installed. Bought used on the commander forum.


June 2014
Annual Boy's trip with my two nephews and brandon. We went Over Cinnamon Pass to Silverton, Durango, Creede.




Mesa Verde NP


Four Corners


Chimney Rock




July 2014
Yankee Boy Basin, Ouray Colorado
4xguard Front Guard installed. Bought used on the jeeps unlimited forum.


Belly skid came in handy. Lift kit shopping....


Baby on the way......................

October 2014 baby girl Emma James arrived.....




December 2014
LIFT and LED LIGHT BAR INSTALLED!
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Unread 07-08-2015, 09:42 AM   #7
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2015

First trip of the year on my new RC lift


MOAB !




I destroyed my stock sway bar bushings in Moab. I also discovered that I needed to adjust my steering yoke to tighten the rack.

Canyonlands Delicate Arch


New MOOG sway bar bushings installed.

I un plasti-dipped my wheels at some point.

Upper ball joint on passenger side started making a knock over every bump. New moog problem solvers installed on both sides for good measure.



June 2015

Annual boys trip with my two nephews.
Great Sand Dunes NP











July 2015
Crested Butte wildflower hunting.





9 months and growing. 5 year old mutt








Project! Rusty powder coat on my 4xguard front guard.




I originally wanted a black front guard but i got a great deal on the used silver one. I used dupli-color black bedliner with a red accent in the vent holes. Im going with the trailhawk red accent theme.
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Unread 07-08-2015, 10:01 AM   #8
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Fantastic! I love seeing people take their Jeeps, get out, and explore!

Some of those pictures are amazing! Keep them coming!
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Unread 07-09-2015, 10:49 AM   #9
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WK is looking great. You have done a lot of the trails that are on my list, love Colorado!! How did you know you needed to tighten your steering rack?
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Unread 07-09-2015, 02:26 PM   #10
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WK is looking great. You have done a lot of the trails that are on my list, love Colorado!! How did you know you needed to tighten your steering rack?

I could feel a knock in my steering wheel. With the engine off, i could feel the same knock when turning the wheel. It was not the inner tie rods so i found a thread about the steering yoke adjustment. Seemed to help a bit.
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Unread 07-14-2015, 03:42 AM   #11
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when you adjusted the steering rack- did you find it easier to crawl underneath to get to it or I heard you could get at it from the top
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Unread 07-14-2015, 10:04 AM   #12
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Underneath for me with the v8 in the way. You have to remove the oil drain funnel waterslide thingie. It is in the way.
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Sick ride! Where did you get the red tow hooks? I like that "trailhawk" look!
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Unread 07-14-2015, 01:09 PM   #14
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Red plasti-dip
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Did a bit of wheeling at Hartman Rocks BLM area today.
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