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Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-13-2021, 06:46 PM
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Posted By spottedfrog
Not a lot of fuel tank skidplate options,...

Not a lot of fuel tank skidplate options, basically the Skidrow or the Elite from affordable offroad.
any one have experience with either?
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-13-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,096
Posted By spottedfrog
Didn't get much done on the WJ this weekend....

Didn't get much done on the WJ this weekend. waiting on some tools to set up the diffs. Just installed new windshield wipers. Out here it's normally so dry that the blades dry out before the first...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-06-2021, 03:32 PM
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Posted By spottedfrog
Rear axle is pretty much converted. Now its going...

Rear axle is pretty much converted. Now its going to be time to start stuffing the guts into the housings!
One thing I would change about the assembly of the rear mounts: The instructions call for...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-05-2021, 04:10 PM
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Views: 1,029
Posted By spottedfrog
Disregard the information about being able to use...

Disregard the information about being able to use the WJ width tierod on a JK width axle. it is false.
My own experience says it will not work with out modification. I got my WJ Ultimate steering...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-05-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,096
Posted By spottedfrog
Got some good information now. I fitted the...

Got some good information now. I fitted the TrailForged OTA track bar bracket to the JK front axle. the bracket needed quite a bit of fitting. The Clayton Offroad WJ spring mounts are much beefier...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   09-01-2021, 08:32 AM
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Posted By spottedfrog
The rods can and do get bent on rocks. You lose...

The rods can and do get bent on rocks. You lose alignment after hard off roading, the TREs on these are much beefier. this also corrects the steering geometry from a lifted vehicle. improved roll...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   08-31-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,096
Posted By spottedfrog
Still waiting on the sliders, BUT the Trailforged...

Still waiting on the sliders, BUT the Trailforged steering kit showed up! the axle stub is in the picture for size reference. https://i.imgur.com/hleKo8ah.jpg
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   08-23-2021, 07:53 PM
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Views: 12,096
Posted By spottedfrog
Got the Shipping notification on the HK Offroad...

Got the Shipping notification on the HK Offroad Glissade rock sliders! Very excited for these. Think I really need to look into a good fuel tank skid.
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   08-23-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By spottedfrog
I got ahold of a gentleman on the Trail Forged...

I got ahold of a gentleman on the Trail Forged owners FB page. his information was extremely helpful. He is running a JK width axle with Reid racing knuckles and WJ suspension mounts. Really a closer...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   08-23-2021, 09:05 AM
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Views: 12,096
Posted By spottedfrog
It's been raining here a lot so I haven't been...

It's been raining here a lot so I haven't been able to accomplish much. I'm planning next week to get the rear axle all welded up and ready. I got ahold of a gentleman on the Trailforged owners FB...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   08-23-2021, 08:56 AM
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Posted By spottedfrog
sheet metal/bodywork tools?

I'm planning on 35's for my build. to accomplish this and actually have suspension travel I'm going to have to trim the fenders. I dont want a raw edge and would like it too look nice.
There is a...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   08-16-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By spottedfrog
I know the track bar will work,its in the stock...

I know the track bar will work,its in the stock location. I strongly suspect the drag link will be just fine. the knuckles will be farther out because of the JK width, however the frame of the WJ...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   08-15-2021, 08:02 PM
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Views: 1,029
Posted By spottedfrog
JK swapped WJ steering question?

So My JK swap axles are a bit different. I'm running Reid racing knuckles, and have swapped in Claytons HD WJ mounts, so essentially I have WJ mounting for the suspension. The Reid knuckles require...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   08-12-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,096
Posted By spottedfrog
Got the replacement Eaton. On initial inspection...

Got the replacement Eaton. On initial inspection it looks good. I think I'm back on track.
Now that its sorted out, I'll say I got it from NorthRidge4X4. The have been very good to deal with on...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   08-09-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,096
Posted By spottedfrog
Glad you like it. I think I'm going to weld the...

Glad you like it. I think I'm going to weld the rock sliders to the "frame" instead of using the self tappers. I have IRO frame reinforcements and just think I should weld to them. the struts for the...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   08-09-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,096
Posted By spottedfrog
I couldn't find one I like more. I've also got...

I couldn't find one I like more.
I've also got his Glissade rock sliders on the way. supposed to be ready to ship Wednesday. And after that the Overland bumper. At this rate I'll have all the HK...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   08-08-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,096
Posted By spottedfrog
I got the HK Offroad Kratos tire carrier...

I got the HK Offroad Kratos tire carrier installed. It turned into an all day job. there were a couple alignment issues that needed addressed. the finished install is pretty awesome though.
NO...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   08-06-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,096
Posted By spottedfrog
Thurmand92, I'm hoping its just a minor set back....

Thurmand92, I'm hoping its just a minor set back. There are some design features I do not like with the ARB having now seen them in person.
I did find out that my Rock sliders should be ready next...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   08-05-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,096
Posted By spottedfrog
I got my defective Eaton sent back. Hopefully...

I got my defective Eaton sent back. Hopefully they take care of me at this point its the major thing holding me up.
In the mean time, I took the family back to Ouray by way of Owl Creek Pass. camped...
Jeep Forums: WJ Grand Cherokee Forum   07-26-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,096
Posted By spottedfrog
Front Elocker arrived. It's looking good. Still...

Front Elocker arrived. It's looking good. Still haven't heard back on the rear one.
https://i.imgur.com/lrEjzUnh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/cM5sIbCh.jpg
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