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Unread 12-07-2014, 01:23 PM   #1
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Crawl Offroad WK Build

I've wanted to make a build thread for a while now, just never had the time to sit down and actually make one.
Ever since I saw the AEV built WK I feel in love

then I stumbled upon Omelet's build thread and knew I had to build one.
My first WK was a Black 2007 3.7L QT1

First lift was the Rough Country 2" Spacers, the first time I took it offroad, I was less then impressed, not so much with the spacers but with the OEM coils, they were soft and handled like crap offroad.
I got home and ordered the OME HD lift. The difference between the two was ridiculous, the OME made the Jeep better on and off road.

From the day I first saw the Gobi rack I knew I needed one, but at $1500 there was no way I could justify buying it new. I would continuously search classifieds all over the internet for a used one, then I came across the Silver 2006 4.7L QT2.

The 2006 came with the OME HD lift, Gobi rack, and 6' ARB awning. There wasnt much this one had that the 2007 didnt, and everything it didnt I could swap over.

I eventually added full Steel Armadillo armor and 33" Wrangler MT/Rs

This Jeep took me places the QT1 never could


On this trip I made the decision that we needed to develop a WK front bumper for added approach angle


and so the design process started





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Unread 12-07-2014, 01:33 PM   #2
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Nice! Looking forward to this one.
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Unread 12-07-2014, 08:54 PM   #3
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Nice! I like the front bumper.
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Unread 12-08-2014, 08:54 AM   #4
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Let the build begin!

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Unread 12-09-2014, 02:17 PM   #5
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Unread 12-09-2014, 02:57 PM   #6
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Unread 12-09-2014, 02:59 PM   #7
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Unread 12-09-2014, 10:51 PM   #8
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Awesome. Was hoping you were going to start a thread. Can't wait to see how it progresses!!
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Unread 12-11-2014, 09:02 AM   #9
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Finished the hidden winch install, I've had the mount installed for a while just no winch. It's The Steel Armadillo mount, Smittybilt 9500 w/ synthetic line, Warn wireless remote, and The Steel Armadillo flip up license plate bracket.

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Unread 12-12-2014, 09:30 AM   #10
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Did you notice any drop in front end height after the winch install?
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Unread 12-12-2014, 10:28 AM   #11
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Didn't drop much, the Synthetic line helped out alot
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Unread 12-15-2014, 12:16 AM   #12
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Made some more progress on the bumper.

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Unread 01-13-2015, 09:13 PM   #13
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A few more teaser pictures, we got the brawler bar bent and tacked on, got the LED pod brackets and the D-Ring mounts cut.
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Unread 01-14-2015, 04:36 PM   #14
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Any estimate of overall weight with the bar?
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Unread 01-14-2015, 07:16 PM   #15
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Dude, Love the build. We need to get all these San Diego WKs together.
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