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Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   08-27-2021, 11:33 AM
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Posted By kbwk
is discontinued and unavailable.

is discontinued and unavailable.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee   07-18-2021, 09:24 PM
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Views: 369
Posted By kbwk
JeePerf makes a hose for the WK and is based out...

JeePerf makes a hose for the WK and is based out of Egypt. Might be a good option if you’re located in the Middle East.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee   07-18-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By kbwk
A few folks have cut a coil off the OME HD...

A few folks have cut a coil off the OME HD springs and paired them with 5100s, without the preload spacer. The SL is discontinued though, so you might have trouble sourcing the parts if you don’t...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   07-06-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,579
Posted By kbwk
I just registered wkjeeps.io - I'll see if I can...

I just registered wkjeeps.io - I'll see if I can get in touch with the former owner.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-25-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By kbwk
SoCal Jeep Meet tonight

Folks start showing up around 7PM, usually a pretty good turn out, but often only a couple WK/XKs

2890 N. Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90807
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-25-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By kbwk
Both QTII and QDII WKs have the NV245 transfer...

Both QTII and QDII WKs have the NV245 transfer case, which is electronically controlled. The FCDM watches various sensor inputs and adjusts the front/rear torque distribution ratio at the transfer...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-23-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By kbwk
So I had recently picked up Tier 4 arms, and was...

So I had recently picked up Tier 4 arms, and was a bit concerned after hearing these comments. I reach out to Core 4x4, who said -

"To be honest, we have never even heard that before. The T4 arms...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-23-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,326
Posted By kbwk
I was surprised the FSM would suggest that...

I was surprised the FSM would suggest that approach, but I just checked and it does detail disconnecting the UCA, removing the strut clevis, removing the axle, then servicing the bushings. I removed...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-23-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By kbwk
If the rack is otherwise in good condition I...

If the rack is otherwise in good condition I don't see why not. I replaced my inner tie rods and had used zip ties to secure the boot on the rack side since the original metal clamps were one time...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-23-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,769
Posted By kbwk
Good point, OME makes MD and HD versions of both...

Good point, OME makes MD and HD versions of both their coil springs AND struts/shocks. The struts/shocks are valved to work harmoniously with the same level coils (MD or HD). OME says you should only...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-22-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,769
Posted By kbwk
If ride quality is your end goal, then you might...

If ride quality is your end goal, then you might look into the full OME lift, complete with OME struts/shocks. My understanding is their valving is not as harsh as what you would get from Bilstein.
...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-22-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,769
Posted By kbwk
I actually bought my original lift (struts,...

I actually bought my original lift (struts, shocks, coils, coil spacers, trackbar) from him. Transaction went fine and the ordered items showed up, albeit all drop shipped (boxes from Rusty's, random...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-22-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,769
Posted By kbwk
Formerly that was true. I have some nice trail...

Formerly that was true. I have some nice trail pin striping down both sides now :2thumbsup:
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-22-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,500
Posted By kbwk
I hadn't actually read the RRO product page for...

I hadn't actually read the RRO product page for their control arms, it reads like a long winded rant by someone who's been day drinking. I'm quite happy with my obnoxiously red UCAs, even if RRO...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-21-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By kbwk
Nope, I hooked the QDII differential to a...

Nope, I hooked the QDII differential to a switch/relay (100% activation). I still have the QTII controller, and it still additionally does braking when it senses a difference in wheel speed. This...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-21-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,769
Posted By kbwk
Initial lift setup * Bilstein 5100 front...

Initial lift setup

* Bilstein 5100 front struts (middle circlip)
* OME HD front coils (2991)
* OME HD rear coils (2993)
* Bilstein 5100 rear shocks
* Rusty's adjustable trackbar (~5/8" IIRC),...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-21-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,769
Posted By kbwk
Pictures should be fixed, I was self hosting them...

Pictures should be fixed, I was self hosting them and needed to setup https. Some browsers don't allow https pages (ie when you're logged in to this site) to embed / load images over http.
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-18-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,769
Posted By kbwk
Here she is before I started going to town ...

Here she is before I started going to town

https://jeep.suckerfree.io/images/01-stock.png

After putting in a ABS honeycomb grill a la craigbru
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Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-18-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By kbwk
You have open differentials. The difference...

You have open differentials.

The difference between QTII and QDII is QTII uses braking to stop spinning tires, whereas QDII activates eLSDs with varying degrees of force. I had the same setup in...
Jeep Forums: WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum   06-16-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,769
Posted By kbwk
The kbadwk build thread

It's about time for me to kick off my build thread! Will follow up with details and pictures for each modification.

Starting point:

- 2008 Grand Cherokee Laredo
- 4.7L V8
- QTII, 3.73 gears...
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