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Old 12-15-2011, 11:43 AM
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My 2001 grand cherokee limited is almost 11 years old and has been stock it's entire life it was handed down to me for my 18 birthday and It time for an overhaul.

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4in rough country lift
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33x11.5r16 Mickey Thompson claw ttc radials
Lone star racing incline front winch bumper
Custom cherokee 4x4 rear bumper with spare rack
And engine rebuild seeing as it has 207900 miles (also including tranny flush and diff flush and rebuild on front and back)
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:49 AM
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Change of planes going with IRO 6.5 lift with same tiers new engine with tranny at 250,000 miles
The nv242hd transfer case so I have selctrac
Upgrade diffs lockers
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Of that a custom designed full skid plate seeing as no one makes them for wj
Current mileage 210,890
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Currently at 2inch lift with 31x9.5r17
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Originally Posted by alexallen86
Currently at 2inch lift with 31x9.5r17
I have 33 12.50s on mine but had to cut the fenders. Now building my own fender flares out of rolled 16 gauge sheet metal with 1" tube welded the whole way around the edge of the flares. Looks like I'm gonna have some questions that I may need help answering when I get to the things like differential and such but I'll get back with you on that.
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Originally Posted by RichW

I have 33 12.50s on mine but had to cut the fenders. Now building my own fender flares out of rolled 16 gauge sheet metal with 1" tube welded the whole way around the edge of the flares. Looks like I'm gonna have some questions that I may need help answering when I get to the things like differential and such but I'll get back with you on that.
Sounds great and by the way it looks great I'm trying to find an xj 2 door for a decent price and I will be chopping that yea I know kinda a common thing to do but I love my wj to much to cut into it part of the reason I don't want to trim the fenders
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Nice jeep man. I'm looking forward to seeing this one. Grand Cherokees that r built up look so nice
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Originally Posted by just_jeepin
Nice jeep man. I'm looking forward to seeing this one. Grand Cherokees that r built up look so nice
Thank u it's gona take a while I'm going into the navy soon and can't work on it much for the first year
I'm trying to decide what engine to swap up to whether go with the 4.7 HO or something bigger
Think about doing diamond plate interior
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Partly because my spare did this last night
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Just added a custom k&n cold air intake for less then 10$s make it sound like it has exsaust done up and no more whinny engine
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did you see any performance increase or gas mileage?
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did you see any performance increase or gas mileage?
Gas mileage went up 6mpg from 10 to 16 and not much real performance. Better throttle response and a heck of alot better noise got rid of the whinny 4.7 and gives it a real v8 noise don't really need exhaust now
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Nice!! I'm about to do a cowl snorkel cai on my xj. Hopefully I'll see some improvements
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Sick rig man i love wj's only reason i dident buy one is cuz i cant stand auto. Be carefull with the cold air and water i did mine and im regreting it way to ez to suck in water. Good choice on lift iro lifts are sic. Is it a 3 link do you know?
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Sick rig man i love wj's only reason i dident buy one is cuz i cant stand auto. Be carefull with the cold air and water i did mine and im regreting it way to ez to suck in water. Good choice on lift iro lifts are sic. Is it a 3 link do you know?
Don't really know haven't gotten it yet I'm saving currently for it about half way there
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And I can't stand autos to jeep did make them in stick with a 5speed or a 4 but very few where made because this was the time the entire car industry started pushing the public towards auto in every car (more expensive to buy then stick) and I have been looking for a manual wj no luck yet (I've driven both off road tho a manual 1987 k-5 blazer and my auto jeep offroad I'd say auto is superior because you don't have to worry about sifting when you get in some bad situation it does have its advantage tho of being able to choose the gear you want for certain things)
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