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post #1 of 10 Old 06-30-2013, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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New member intro and build sheet

Hey all,
Just bought my first jeep the other day and from my lurking on various jeep forums, this seems like the best forum/site I came across.
So I bought a 2008 Black Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland with the 3.0 CRD with 50k miles on the clock. Pretty much stock, except for the TS perf chip installed.
So far I've ordered the 4" superlift kit, black AEV pintler wheels w/ 285/70R17 Duratracs(best tire I've ever used), Rola roof rack and a half a dozen rigid LED light installed. Ordered the 4xGuard rock rails and the ARB front bumper with a TJM winch. Should be installing all this gear in the next 1-2 weeks. Will be posting a few pics.

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-30-2013, 10:23 AM
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Wow.

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post #3 of 10 Old 06-30-2013, 11:23 AM
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Wow.
X2 excited to see this

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'06 WK 3.5" lift on 33's (Sold)
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post #4 of 10 Old 06-30-2013, 05:34 PM
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Dang! I'm excited for this build! Good list if parts coming in.

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post #5 of 10 Old 07-01-2013, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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It's gonna be quite similar to Dubya's Jeep. Missing a few letters in his name. Sorry
Cant stand chrome, she's gonna be all blacked out. Soon as I can find a Black Laredo owner who wants to swap for chrome bits.
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post #6 of 10 Old 07-01-2013, 12:57 PM
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If that doesn't follow through you could always plati dip the chrome. I plasti dipped all mine black and red

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post #7 of 10 Old 07-02-2013, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Apparently there is a big time backorder on ARB bumpers and has been for 2 months.
Winch and bumper may be put on hold for now......
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-25-2013, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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So, I eventually got most of this stuff installed.
The black AEV's were backordered till 2029 by the sounds of it, and the arb bumper wasn't available when I was ordering it.
I ended up using Worx 803 beast wheels.
My "guy" ended up ordering the wrong fox shocks all together and I had to settle for the rear superlift shocks and re-used my front factory struts due to shipping times etc, for an aftermarket set of new struts.
I'll try and post some pics of her in the next few days, but am wondering what my options are to "level" out the front suspension?
I imagine that my factory struts are a little sagged out after 50k on them, but will a stock bilstein/ome strut fix the nose down look I still have and hate?
Or will going to a 2" OME strut be the ticket? Still going to put the bumper/winch combo on as well at some point.
Thanks
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post #9 of 10 Old 09-25-2013, 07:17 AM
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Bilstein 5100 struts give between .75-2'' of boost depending on what you adjust them too. Perfect for leveling it out to your taste. I have new ones for sale if you're interested.

Otherwise I'm excited to see how this turned out!

'15 JK 2.5" lift on 35's
'06 WK 3.5" lift on 33's (Sold)
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-26-2013, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply. The shipping up to me would probably be worth more than the struts. lol
How do the 5100's ride?
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