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Old 08-24-2015, 03:48 AM
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Default WJ 4.7HO Overland family project

I'm letting my XJ project rest for a while, but to ensure I still have something to throw money at in the meantime I bought a stock '04 WJ Overland with the 4.7HO V8 with 110k km (68k miles) on it to use for family transportation.

Preliminary plans:
  • A mild lift. I'm starting with a 2" BB and Up Country shocks. Im not going to take it off-road, so I guess this will be sufficient.
  • Bigger tires and steel rims. I'm considering 31/11.5/r15 Hankook RT03 and Cragar Soft 8's.
  • Bushwacker flares.
  • New muffler. I've ordered a Dynomax Super Turbo Muffler 17733.
  • Replace stock stereo in dash with a 7" tablet. I've ordered a Double DIN Bezel Adapter and a LG G pad.
  • New paint job. I'm considering spraying it with Plasti Dip (black).
  • Replace headlights.








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Old 09-08-2015, 09:53 AM
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like to here how the paint turned out..
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:19 AM
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I haven't had time to paint it yet. Will probably have to wait a month or two for that.

I've bought Bushwacker flares, Hankook RT03's (31x11.5r15), Black Rock Lobo rims, Superchips Flashpaq 3872, floor mats, 2" BB, Dynomax muffler, 7" LG tablet and a double din bezel. Still waiting for the rims to arrive, and so far I've only had time to put in the mats and install the Superchips tuner. With luck I'll get the time to install the BB during the week, and hopefully also the Bushwackers and muffler.




Junior approved of the tires. Jeeps, big tires and tractors are the main things in his life at this point (two years old) and as the good father I'm trying to be I of course do my best to satisfy his interests...




Black Rock Lobos:
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Finally got the rims on friday, so spent the weekend installing the bushwacker flares. Installation went more or less smooth. Time consuming, but pretty straight forward. What took me the most time was removing the stock Overland rock rails, because the bolts on the front side just spun. The outer ones I could just grind off, but the one partly hidden was another story.. Driver side came out eventually but on the passenger side I ended up cutting the mount as I'm not going to use the rails again anyway.

Also installed the BB in the front and that leveled her at exactly 2" with UpCountry springs in the rear. At least I think they are. Hard to tell from looking at them, but since PO (actually PPO..) had installed UC shocks I guess they also put in UC springs.

And I swapped the third brake light for a black LED one and headlights to black ones.

Next up: swap rear sway bar to 1" Addco and stock SS to a Rancho.
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:52 AM
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Looks great. I knew this was going to be a good build after reading the first paragraph. I want to find an Overland myself.
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Nice jeep great build!
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Old 09-29-2015, 05:17 AM
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Thanks guys!

Updated to-do list:
  • Check e-brake pads/ adjust.
  • Relocate track bar on axle mount.
  • Install Addco rear sway bar.
  • Install Rancho SS.
  • Finish up tablet install.
  • Fix driver side mirror heater.
  • Interior LED swap.
  • Install new amp, speakers and build a subwoofer box for a 10" and fit it in the now empty spare tire compartment.
  • Debadge.
  • Herculiner on rocker panels.
  • Matte black paint job (Plasti Dip).
  • Change all fluids and filters.
  • Sandblast and paint various parts. Diff covers, tie rod etc.
  • Apply new undercoating.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:55 AM
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Installed Superchips Flashpaq a couple of weeks ago, and that was definitively worth the money. Great to be able to adjust speedo/transmission for tire size. Hard to tell about the stated 20+ increase in hp and lbs, but the improved shifting is noticeable.


http://superchips.com/shop/media/cat...paq_jeep_1.jpg
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Default New tail lights and parking sensors.

Installed new tail lights and parking sensors. Also modified fog lights to clear more wheel space (after I wrecked the bulb and holder on the passenger side so I now have to use a fixing band to hold it in place..).
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Hey mate, what width and offset are the black rock lobo rims?

Looks awesome!
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Originally Posted by ******** View Post
Hey mate, what width and offset are the black rock lobo rims?

Looks awesome!
Thanks!

15x8 with 4" backspacing.





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Looks awesome. I'd honestly leave it the gloss black it looks good.
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Hey I love the jeep and I'm looking to do something pretty similar. Could you send me the links of where you bought your headlights and tail lights???
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Originally Posted by Victor Rodriguez View Post
Hey I love the jeep and I'm looking to do something pretty similar. Could you send me the links of where you bought your headlights and tail lights???
Hi, thanks. I found them both on eBay. Can't find the original listings, but a quick search came up with these that are the same:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anzo-USA-311...lYr3DS&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fit-1999-200...1WDwDR&vxp=mtr
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Originally Posted by Boxermann View Post
Thanks guys!

Updated to-do list:
  • Check e-brake pads/ adjust.
  • Relocate track bar on axle mount.
  • Install Addco rear sway bar.
  • Install Rancho SS.
  • Finish up tablet install.
  • Fix driver side mirror heater.
  • Interior LED swap.
  • Install new amp, speakers and build a subwoofer box for a 10" and fit it in the now empty spare tire compartment.
  • Debadge.
  • Herculiner on rocker panels.
  • Matte black paint job (Plasti Dip).
  • Change all fluids and filters.
  • Sandblast and paint various parts. Diff covers, tie rod etc.
  • Apply new undercoating.
hey just wanted to also know the link for the BB 2" Lift kit
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