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post #1 of 655 Old 06-22-2011, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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"Oscar the grouch" build thread

Finally introducing myself after months of lurking and adding my .02 here and there lol. Been a big advocate of Jeeps forever. After building multiple XJ's, a couple WJ's I finally stepped up and graduated to a WK. By far my favorite Jeep thus far. About a month ago I picked up a '05 Hemi WK, QDII Limited. Front struts were blown, EGR was bad, the only fluid that was routinely changed was the engine oil, some light body damage, bad ball joints, and brakes. All that being said for the price I really couldn't pass it up, knowing that it was going to be "upgraded" ASAP. After doing a tune up, changing the EGR valve, new PCV, cleaning the TB, changing tranny filters and fluid, and all the other fluids I got around to modding it some. First was the Volant CAI, then the Gibson CB. Just got around to doing the OME HD and changing out the ball joints(all 4, pain in the a$$). Just added the Flashpaq and am quite amazed with the difference in throttle response and shift points alone on the 87 tune. I'm waiting on some JBA UCA's(GF's XK is getting my stock UCA's w/fresh bj's since her bushings are squeeking to beat hell after a RC 2"). Also am going ahead w/the patent pending "Omelet lift" with spacers front and rear. Big thanks to Omelet btw for all the help via PM's, dude knows his stuff!

As for the name, the gf likes to name all the vehicles and when it came time to name this one she flat out said, " It's Oscar, cause it looks like it crawled out of a trash can!" Bahahaha! Couldn't argue with that. On to the pics!!

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GF removing the front valance

pinch weld taken care of

Installing the OME HD

Right after

New 285/70/17 Duratracs, 1.25" spacers, and side skirts removed




'05 WK Limited QDII, Superlift 6", Bilstein struts,315/70/17 Duratracs, Gibson CB, Volant CAI, JBA UCA's, JKS quick disco, adj. Rear trac bar, 4xguard armor, Diablosport Intune, Xenondepot 6000k HID's, Putco Jet yellow fogs.
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post #2 of 655 Old 06-22-2011, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Couple comparison pics



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'05 WK Limited QDII, Superlift 6", Bilstein struts,315/70/17 Duratracs, Gibson CB, Volant CAI, JBA UCA's, JKS quick disco, adj. Rear trac bar, 4xguard armor, Diablosport Intune, Xenondepot 6000k HID's, Putco Jet yellow fogs.
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Wow off to a great start! I have almost the same lift/tire combo but my tires are 255/75. I like the GFs XK too they look great together!

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Thank ya sir! She'll be happy to hear the compliment. She loves that thing, lol. How do you like the 255/75 setup? I almost went that route, but like a little fatter footprint.

'05 WK Limited QDII, Superlift 6", Bilstein struts,315/70/17 Duratracs, Gibson CB, Volant CAI, JBA UCA's, JKS quick disco, adj. Rear trac bar, 4xguard armor, Diablosport Intune, Xenondepot 6000k HID's, Putco Jet yellow fogs.
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Hers is what? a v6? I'm looking forward to seeing wheeling pics featuring both Jeeps

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Hers is what? a v6? I'm looking forward to seeing wheeling pics featuring both Jeeps
She's got the Gen II 4.7 with a Magnaflow CB. Thing boogies, even with the 265's. I'll def post some pics and hopefully vids soon w/the WK. Her's is a mall crawler to the fullest, lol. Until then here's a couple pics of my last XJ build wheeling up north for the Iron Rock Offroad customer appreciation run to hold ya over.



'05 WK Limited QDII, Superlift 6", Bilstein struts,315/70/17 Duratracs, Gibson CB, Volant CAI, JBA UCA's, JKS quick disco, adj. Rear trac bar, 4xguard armor, Diablosport Intune, Xenondepot 6000k HID's, Putco Jet yellow fogs.
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Very nice looking Jeeps you have there! Looking forward to the rest as it comes along.

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Very nice looking Jeeps you have there! Looking forward to the rest as it comes along.
Thank ya! As well as thanks again for all the helpful advice!

'05 WK Limited QDII, Superlift 6", Bilstein struts,315/70/17 Duratracs, Gibson CB, Volant CAI, JBA UCA's, JKS quick disco, adj. Rear trac bar, 4xguard armor, Diablosport Intune, Xenondepot 6000k HID's, Putco Jet yellow fogs.
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No problem! It is my pleasure. I will enjoy having another Omelet Edition out there!

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No problem! It is my pleasure. I will enjoy having another Omelet Edition out there!
Haha! Best patent that!

'05 WK Limited QDII, Superlift 6", Bilstein struts,315/70/17 Duratracs, Gibson CB, Volant CAI, JBA UCA's, JKS quick disco, adj. Rear trac bar, 4xguard armor, Diablosport Intune, Xenondepot 6000k HID's, Putco Jet yellow fogs.
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Loving both the rides. My girl wants a WK so bad. I would trade my XK for anything. Well maybe a 5.7L...haha
They look great man. What lift and all does she have?
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I woke up this mornimg to this thread. You better believe its gonna be a kick a** day. Love the Jeeps.

Oh I added it to build threaads list.

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Great Looking WK and XK!

2008 WK Limited: OEM Skid Plates/4xGuard Armor: Belly Pan, Front Guard, Diff Cover/Saguaro 4x: front recovery shackles/Lift: DayStar 2" BB/Wheels MB CHAOS 5 - 8.5x17 w/pos 25 offset/Tires: Hankook Dayna Pro ATm 265/70r17/ Front and Rear PinchWeld Mod./ Now a 'little LESS' Limited!
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Love the Jeep! How big of a lift is on the commander? looks huge!! Edit: after reading the top its an rc 2inch



Hey Omelet, this dent remind you of anything? Lol
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Nice Wk and XK combo! The comparison pic makes yours look huge compared to the stock WK. Badass.......

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