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Unread 11-07-2011, 09:39 AM   #1
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White 2006 WK Build Thread

Got my White 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.7L V6 a little less than a year ago. Things have been slow as I spent most of my money on buying it in the first place but now that I have some more cash in my pocket I've been planning on getting a lift and tires and other various upgrades. So I figured I'll make a thread of the couple things I've done and then update it, hopefully in the near future.

Here's my jeep in the dealership when I first got it and a pic of my jeep and my friend's exterra...




First I took the factory air dam off and threw a bull bar on the front..



Couple days ago I painted the "jeep" badges black, de-badged the bottom left corner of the rear door, and put a "cherokee" decal on the back door. I went to autozone and got the letters in chrome, painted them black, and then put them on. I cant take credit for the idea though, I saw it on Robb286 build thread first.


Future upgrades coming soon:
-Rock Krawler X-Factor 3.5" Lift
-LT255/75R17 off-road BSW tires
-Rola Roof Rack
-Fogs for Bull Bar and Roof Rack

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Unread 11-07-2011, 09:49 AM   #2
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Looks good! I just debadged the lower left corner of the liftgate myself this weekend, It looks so much cleaner in my opinion. I wish Chrysler left the trim over the license plate painted in the 08's, I'm not thrilled over the black trim.
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Unread 11-07-2011, 09:51 AM   #3
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Nice start so far man, the plasti dip emblems with the white looks great!!

Hey listen, a bunch of guys from nj are goin down to south jersey for some wheelin and a jeep show on the 12th. All the details are in the thread "jeeps in the vineyard" and since ur mad close to me maybe we could roll down together. Stop by the thread and let us know what u think. Hope you can make it!!
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Unread 11-07-2011, 11:32 AM   #4
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You are missing Grand



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Unread 11-07-2011, 01:47 PM   #5
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Lol yeah but I don't think I would have fit that...
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Unread 11-07-2011, 01:50 PM   #6
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Nice start so far man, the plasti dip emblems with the white looks great!!

Hey listen, a bunch of guys from nj are goin down to south jersey for some wheelin and a jeep show on the 12th. All the details are in the thread "jeeps in the vineyard" and since ur mad close to me maybe we could roll down together. Stop by the thread and let us know what u think. Hope you can make it!!
I would go but it's actually the girlfriend's birthday... You had me excited for a moment too!

Why do gf's always ruin everything??? :
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Unread 11-07-2011, 05:18 PM   #7
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Haha thanks for the credit! The letters turned out Great! Your build is coming together nice and the future mods sound pretty bad***.
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Unread 11-07-2011, 10:48 PM   #8
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I would go but it's actually the girlfriend's birthday... You had me excited for a moment too!

Why do gf's always ruin everything??? :
Haha what better way to celebrate then go to a jeep meet!! Well that sunday the 13th we are also having a little get together at GSP so maybe u can make it there. itll be around 3pm so just pm me if u wanna come. I need another WK to help me represent!!
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Unread 11-09-2011, 05:58 AM   #9
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Nice thread - I'll toss it up with the rest.
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Unread 12-18-2011, 09:39 AM   #10
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Plasti dipped my front grill yesterday and put it on this morning... i think i like it but now it makes me want to get the stillen headlight covers, i might end up plasti dipping them to match them though... thoughts?
here's two pics of the grill

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Unread 12-18-2011, 09:44 AM   #11
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Also, a little change in plans on lift and tires...
Lift: RC lift
Tires: Falken Wild Peaks, cause a couple people I know have them and like them a lot, they're aggressive looking but still are A/T's and the price is very cheap compared to similar tires.
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Unread 12-18-2011, 10:24 AM   #12
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I think the black grill on the white WK looks good. I've thought about doing it to my silver, but I didn't like how it looked when Jayl00p did his. I have no opinion on the headlamp situation though hehe. Good luck with your decision. Nice choice on the falken tires too.
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Unread 12-18-2011, 06:17 PM   #13
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I like the black grille on the white man, looks good! I was contemplating getting Stillens for mine too, but I wasn't sure I wanted to drop 110$ on them. So I kind of cheaped out and decided to try to "make my own." I used Plasti Dip and painted some on lol.

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Unread 12-19-2011, 02:36 PM   #14
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I like the black grille on the white man, looks good! I was contemplating getting Stillens for mine too, but I wasn't sure I wanted to drop 110$ on them. So I kind of cheaped out and decided to try to "make my own." I used Plasti Dip and painted some on lol.

I think I'm guna end up doing that, it's kind of a waste of $110. Especially when then bulk of my money will be going to lift and tires. Yours look great though, you didn't take them off to paint them right?
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Unread 12-19-2011, 02:51 PM   #15
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Nope I did it with them still on. I just taped the line with blue painters tape, and then taped some grocery bags around the area to protect from over spray.
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