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2003 Limited - Planet Express Build Thread

Finally getting around to starting a build thread on the WJ, dubbed "Planet Express".

Stock Specs;
-Purchased in May 2010
-2003 Limited
-Mileage 67K - Currently 200K as of May 2018
-Color - Steel Blue Pearl Coat
-Interior - Taupe
-Leather Seating
-Wheels - Rogue Chrome
-4.7l V8
-Upcountry Suspension Package
-D30 Front Varilok - 3.73
-D44A Rear Varilok - 3.73
-NV247 Quadra-Drive

Current Upgrades;

Interior;
-Rugged Ridge floor mats
-Quadra-Drive to Selec-Trac Shifter Swap

Audio;
-Custom rear fiberglass sub enclosure where CD Changer was, JL Audio 10W0v3-4 10" Subwoofer - WRITEUP HERE
-Boston Acoustics front and rear
-Pioneer Avic-D3 w/Bluetooth Add-on
-2 Farad Massive Audio capacitor

Electrical;
-Oddessy Battery
-Python 5309P Remote Start
-PLX Devices Kiwi 3 OBD2 Reader (Currently using Dashcommand and Kiwi App which is still in early development but looks promising for the future)

Lighting;
-RGB LED valence and grill lighting
-RGB under-lighting - Synced to music (Started my career off as an Electrician and moved into Operations Manufacturing for an LED company)
-LED interior swap (65K)
-Custom interior rear hatch LED lighting (gotta be able to see the cooler when camping)
-Rear Seat kick panel LED Lighting
-Spyder DRL led bar headlights
-AUXITO LED Amber Parking Lights
-JDM ASTAR LED Amber Turn Signals
-BOODLED LED Dash illumination lamp swap
-Selec-Trac Shifter bezel red LED swap - WRITEUP HERE
-Cali Raised 2x2 20W OSRAM Pod Ditch Lights

Performance;
-Replacement 4.7l engine from Powertrain Products w/12 hole injectors, 08 intake manifold, heat wrapped intake and fuel rails.
-Superchips Tuner 3874 - 91 Octane Tune
-K&N CAI
-Transgo Shift Kit

Tire & Wheels;
-KMC Grenade 17x9 Machined Beadlocks
-Milestar Patagonia M/Ts - 315/70R17

Suspension & Steering;
-4" Wheelbase Stretch
-Rear Shock Relocation from XeroFabWorx
-IRO 6.5" Rock Link Longarm Kit
-IRO Rear Long Upgrade Arm Kit
-Bilstein 5125 Shocks
-IRO Bar Pin Eliminators
-Clayton Offroad 6" Dual Rate springs
-Alloy USA Balljoints
-XeroFab Front Coil Spring Stabilizers
-XeroFab Rear Coil Spring Stabilizers
-1.5" OD 1" ID DOM for tie rod, drag ling, panhard bar w/TMR Customs Lifetime Heims

Drivetrain;
-242HD swap (Novak rebuild kit and Tom Woods SYE kit)
-Tom Woods double cardan rear driveshaft
-Front Axle; 2008 F350 D60, Artec Truss, TMR High Steer, TMR Lifetime Heim Ends, Yukon 4.88 Gears w/Yukon Zip Locker
-Rear Axle; 2008 F350 Sterling, Artec Truss, Ballistic Fab Shave Kit, Barnes Bracketry, Yukon 4.88 Gears w/Yukon Zip Locker
-PML Covers "Deep" 545rfe transmission pan w/temp sensor and drain valve

Armor;
-Trail Forged High Clearance Front Bumper
-2x6x.250" Sliders
-Trail Forged Rear Bumper w/Tire Carrier
-IRO Transfer case skid plate


Exhaust;
-IRO 4 Link Exhaust

Misc.;
-Tank Tucked with just enogh space left for some minor storage. Emergency blankets, tarps, etc.

Recovery;
-Smittybuilt 97495 XR 9500lb Winch w/Steel Cable
-Rhino USA D-Ring Shackles
-Rhino D-Ring Shackle Isolators
-Rhino USA Recovery Snatch Block
-Keeper 30' x 4" Recovery Strap


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Future Upgrades;

Drivetrain
-Hydro Assist (RedHead Steering Gears pump planned)

Armor;
-Quarter Panel Armour (Haven't decided between Valhalla Fab or DB Metalworx yet)
-EXO CAGE THIS *****!

Audio;
-Custom Ipad Pro 10.5 Dock. (Hoping to overlay this atop the current double din Pioneer and re-integrate the stock steering wheel controls, potentially with a bluetooth module vs. the standard stereo interface)


Future Wish List;

Suspension;
-Radflo bypass shocks

Armor;
-Full Belly Skid

Drivetrain;
-Chromoly or RCV Axle Shafts
-Ball Joint Eliminators
-Yukon Locking Hubs
-Artec Super Bearings or Equivalent

Interior;
-Driver and Passenger seat swap (Would be nice to grab a set of Corbeaus or Recaros)

-03 WJ Limited - 4.7L, SC 91 Tune, 8.5" XeroFab/IRO Hybrid LA
-98 ZJ Limited - RIP

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FOR SALE;

**All components have roughly 192k on them unless otherwise noted**

PM me with that you're looking for and we can work out a reasonable price, photos and shipping methods. (P.S. - NOT shipping internationally due to costs)

Armor;
-Factory LIMITED Transfer Case Skid Plate
-Factory Transfer Case Crossmember

Drivetrain;
-Rear Factory Limited Driveshaft (Never had any issues but considering the mileage it wouldn't hurt to refresh the u-joints)
-Front Factory Limited Double Cardan Driveshaft (Recently rebuilt, all u-joints and centering yoke are new, no miles since rebuild, currently the spare during trips so may hold onto it.)
-247 Quadra-Drive Transfer Case (Ran with no issues when removed, swapped out for a 242HD)
-545RFE Valve body w/Transgo Shift Kit (Valve body has some wear but there are absolutely no miles on it since the Trans-Go kit was installed. Could pull parts and swap over to your transmission with less miles if desired)

Engine;
-Factory air intake (Intake box, tube & filter box with K&N filter)

Exhaust;
-Kolak 3" Catback Exhaust Kit (Has probably 70-100k on it, seen some better days, needs a hole patched, 3" cat on attached to system currently and seems good still, also cut in two pieces. Had to remove it for clearance reasons with the rear long arm upgrade)

Suspension;
-IRO Rear Fixed Short Control Arms (Less than 20K on them)
-IRO Front Sway Bar Links for 6.5" Lift (~20k on them)
-IRO Front Bump Stops (Still have bolts for them, ~20K on them, minor blemish and scraped on them)
-Rancho RS5000 Front and Rear Shocks for standard ride height (Maybe 50K on them, changed out due to the 6.5" lift, otherwise still solid shocks)
-Factory Front Upper Control Arms (Could use new bushings)
-Factory Front Lower Control Arms (Could use new bushings)
-Factory Rear Lower Control Arms (Could use new bushings)
-Factory Track Bar
-Factory Front UC Coil Springs
-Factory Rear UC Coil Springs

Interior;
-Factory CD Changer
-Factory CD Changer Enclosure (Taupe color)
-Quadra-Drive Shifter Assembly (Bezel is slightly damaged, plastic snaps that hold it into place broke, could probably fix with some glue or double sided tape)
-Selec-Track Shifter Assembly (CLEAN AF!!!, cleanest one I've ever seen to date, just don't want to swap mine out after upgrading the lighting in it.)

Exterior;
-Factory Limited Headlights (Need a good cleaning, no leaks, no moisture ever trapped in them, swapped out for Spyders)
-Factory Limited Receiver/Tow Hitch (Electrical was crushed in a minor rear end accident but the unit is straight otherwise)

Body;
-Front Bumper (Minor paint smudge on it and plastic is slightly tweaked, also removed the factory grill from it to keep in use on my Jeep)

Misc.;
-Factory WJ washer fluid reservoir (Still need to swap this out for the ZJ reservoir but will expedite if there's someone interested)

-03 WJ Limited - 4.7L, SC 91 Tune, 8.5" XeroFab/IRO Hybrid LA
-98 ZJ Limited - RIP
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2.5" OME HD & Bilsteins
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Nice build so far. What tire size?


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Thanks. I've had her for nearly a decade and after someone put my ZJ into the median one winter I've always wanted to build a Grand.

Tires are BFG KO2 287/75/17. I was actually planning on the Falken Wildpeak A/T3Ws but after the shop ordered in the incorrect size they offered these for the same price, never ran BFGs so I figured I'd give them a try. Not as agressive on the tread as I would have liked but they'll do for now.

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Thanks. I've had her for nearly a decade and after someone put my ZJ into the median one winter I've always wanted to build a Grand.



Tires are BFG KO2 287/75/17. I was actually planning on the Falken Wildpeak A/T3Ws but after the shop ordered in the incorrect size they offered these for the same price, never ran BFGs so I figured I'd give them a try. Not as agressive on the tread as I would have liked but they'll do for now.


Have you done any trimming? Im looking at upping my 4 to a 6.5 with 35s


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Got a little cabin fever today (Currently unemployed, resigned from my last job after 6+ years and taking a break before getting back to the grind, seemed perfect timing for the WJ) and took a trek up to Crystal Peak CA. Took Dog Valley road from the north side of Reno.

Snapped some more pics while I was up there doing a little exploring and testing of the suspension on the trail...I realized I neglected to put the washers on the upper rear shocks...so that'll probably be a job for tomorrow. Clankity clank

Took a time lapse video I may edit and post later of the trail up.
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Have you done any trimming? Im looking at upping my 4 to a 6.5 with 35s


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With the 35s you'll definitely be doing some trimming, even with the 6.5", mine are about the equivalent of 33's and seem huge to me.

I did some minor trimming on the bumper, started from the second from the bottom inner fender well plastic rivet tapering it down to roughly 2" by the time it hit the underside. From there I used some 2" wide blue paint tape to continue trimming the underside to the radiator slots. I'm too partial to my fog lights for actual usage to get rid of them just yet. Maybe when I settle on a bumper. I wanted a Protofab but they're not producing them anymore so I'm eyeing the Hansen as it has pretty good clearance and I like the stinger bar look on it as well. Rear bumpers are slim pickings these days for a tire carrier version from what I've been peeking around on.

I really like the "baja" style bumper trim that some guys are running but it will completely cut out the fog lights. However the stance looks pretty aggressive from the front if you do it.

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With the 35s you'll definitely be doing some trimming, even with the 6.5", mine are about the equivalent of 33's and seem huge to me.



I did some minor trimming on the bumper, started from the second from the bottom inner fender well plastic rivet tapering it down to roughly 2" by the time it hit the underside. From there I used some 2" wide blue paint tape to continue trimming the underside to the radiator slots. I'm too partial to my fog lights for actual usage to get rid of them just yet. Maybe when I settle on a bumper. I wanted a Protofab but they're not producing them anymore so I'm eyeing the Hansen as it has pretty good clearance and I like the stinger bar look on it as well. Rear bumpers are slim pickings these days for a tire carrier version from what I've been peeking around on.



I really like the "baja" style bumper trim that some guys are running but it will completely cut out the fog lights. However the stance looks pretty aggressive from the front if you do it.


Do it like I did. I can get more pics tomorrow. Everything is in my build thread. I cut out the stock ones, cut holes into the center section plastic and foam and flush mounted led fogs. I spliced into stock wiring and have it on the factory switch.

My thread should be in my signature if you have it turned on if not I can post a link


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Do it like I did. I can get more pics tomorrow. Everything is in my build thread. I cut out the stock ones, cut holes into the center section plastic and foam and flush mounted led fogs. I spliced into stock wiring and have it on the factory switch.

My thread should be in my signature if you have it turned on if not I can post a link


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Your's actually looks pretty good! Not sure how I missed it while searching the forum. Thanks!
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Your's actually looks pretty good! Not sure how I missed it while searching the forum. Thanks!


Thanks! Thats what Im here for. Heres the tire carrier I built


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Not really build related but first stab at come video editing using the GoPro on my trip up to Crystal Peak yesterday


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Moving to the Grand Cherokee General Discussion sub-forum.

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Moving to the Grand Cherokee General Discussion sub-forum.
Thanks Jeeples! I wasn't exactly sure if I had started this in the correct location after reading some more build threads.

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