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Post  wayne07jk on 12/25/2011, 9:27 pm

the jk is not my first jeep i have owned had a 1997 grand cherokee with a 4.5" iro front long arm lift kit with 31" bfg all terrains painted in rustoleum spray on bedliner and my rear window decal that read Just Empty Every Pocket miss this jeep alot but had to get rid of it still have the lift though.

bought my self a 1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 limited that i still own and have a few performance mods done to it k&n intake with amsoil filter and prefilter, sct tuner, ported throttle body custom exhaust and remote start, also bi xenon hid projectors by far my favorite mod to any of my jeeps.
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bought the JK from Kelly Jeepin the beginning of February 2011 with 13k miles on it. its an 07 Jeep Green Sahara 2 door dual tops 4.10 gears from the factory Dana 30 front axle and 44 rear.

first mods for the jeep were a set of rampage grab handles which have come in handy getting in the jeep on several ocassions and also the silver sahara bumper inserts since the )& models did not come with them from the factory
pic of the front silver trim piece


shortly after that the jeep i was backed into ending up having my tail light broken tub dented and rear bumper dented. ended up using this as an excuse to upgrade the tail lights i ended up buy a set of warrior product led tail lights

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took it wheeling in May 2011 and ended up messing up my steering stabilizer because of the horrible place jeep decided to put it from the factory which caused me to have death wobble at any speed above 55 and made my drive home from the western part of the state a long drive. replaced the stabilizer and also purchased a relocation bracket from jeepswag.com also ended up cracking one of my factory side steps on the same trip but did not care since i planned on replacing them at some point anyway. also cracked the evap canister since jeep had the great idea of putting it under the jeep with no sort of skid plate to protect it. ended up having to replace the canister and purchased a poison spyder custom evap canister skid plate for it to make it so i don't have to worry about it breaking again.
steering stabilizer relocation

evap skid plate


next started piecing together a lift kit for the JK bought a set of Old Man Emu heavy duty coils, jks front and rear trac bars, jks rear endlinks, jks quick disconnects, teraflex bumpstops

bought a set of Rubicon rock rails off a forum member on jk-forum.

bought a rugged ridge xhd modular front bumper with hoop off another member on jk-forum



also since the 3.8l doesn't have a lot of power don't get me wrong it is peppy for a v6 but i am also driving a 5.9l V8. purchased a Super chips Flashpaq from a forum member on jk-forum. added an afe cold air intake to the jeep.withe the intake i saw an increase in fuel economy since i did not change the way i drove and i drive the JK responsibly. also purchased a MBRP stainless steel offroad cat back exhaust for the jeep still need to install it

removed the grill on the jeep and did the grill mod which was done with one sheet of expanded aluminum

added a set of silver star bulbs to the headlights since the stock JK lights leave much to be desired. also added a set of KC day lighter long range lights to a set of KC windshield brackets with the help of Ryan wired them to a the rugged ridge a pillar switch panel.

also got in a set of hothead headliners that i will be installing when i can take the hard top off and paint the inside of the hard top black since jeep had the great idea to paint it white hopefully can get that done soon

also added the vector off road ufos to replace the bumpstops on the hood for when you lower the windshield which i never plan on doing



added the daystar hood wranglers to stop the hood fluttering at highway speeds














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Post  CrawlingForward on 12/28/2011, 10:15 am

Sounds awsome! Any pictures to post?

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Post  Ryan McKee on 1/2/2012, 6:52 pm

Pics of the lights install on Wayne's JK. Clean install buddy! Glad this worked out well.











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Post  wayne07jk on 2/10/2012, 4:43 pm

the lift will so much closer now since i am picking up a set of 35" bfg km2s on 15" soft 8s now need to finish paying off control arms then install
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Post  Ryan McKee on 2/24/2012, 12:50 pm

wayne07jk wrote:the lift will so much closer now since i am picking up a set of 35" bfg km2s on 15" soft 8s now need to finish paying off control arms then install

What kind of control arms did you get? That thing's gonna look bad ass on 35s and a lift!

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Post  ArticRubi on 2/24/2012, 2:44 pm

Have you closed the deal on your 35's yet? I'm looking to move up to 37's with beadlocks so I'll be trying to unload my current 18x9 XD's with 35x12.50 Trail Grapplers. Grip is excellent on the TG's from 15 psi down to 10.
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Post  wayne07jk on 2/24/2012, 3:28 pm

Ryan M wrote:What kind of control arms did you get? That thing's gonna look bad ass on 35s and a lift!

going with clayton off road short arms

ArticRubi wrote:Have you closed the deal on your 35's yet? I'm looking to move up to 37's with beadlocks so I'll be trying to unload my current 18x9 XD's with 35x12.50 Trail Grapplers. Grip is excellent on the TG's from 15 psi down to 10.

yeah aleadry closed the deal on them do you still have your stock rubi wheels and tires since i know someone who is looking for a set
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Post  ArticRubi on 2/28/2012, 2:50 pm

Yeah the stock rubi takeoffs are gone already, sold them back in december.

You going to regear for those 35's?
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Post  wayne07jk on 2/28/2012, 3:07 pm

no staying with the 4.10s i have from factory till i either add a locker or go 37s
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Post  wayne07jk on 2/28/2012, 10:07 pm

update on the jk

yesterday after a busy day go home to just chill out for the night when i get called out side to find out my mother had backed p into my jeep and cracked my passenger side fender and inside liner as well as breaking the turn signal light. so now i am trying to find a new fender but at the same time might just wait for the new stock width tube fenders from ace engineering to be released then get the ace rock rails to match if i do.
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Post  CrawlingForward on 3/6/2012, 12:45 pm

How bad is the crack?

Can you just trim it and give yourself flat flares in the meantime?

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Post  wayne07jk on 3/11/2012, 1:46 am

since the weather the last couple days has been nice decided to do some work on the jk. did an oil change on Thursday.

today with the help of CrawlingForward i finally got my MBRP cat back exhaust system installed and what a difference it makes it brings the jeep to life



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Post  CrawlingForward on 3/13/2012, 1:32 pm

Yup, the whole project only took a couple of hours or so, complete with cutting off the entire exhaust, ha ha.

Much better sound. Throaty without being obnoxious!

And the only photo I got before my camera died.


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Post  JaFra on 3/13/2012, 2:15 pm

Nice job, Wayne. that exhaust hits a good note.

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Post  Tobit on 3/13/2012, 5:30 pm

Very nice Wayne. Cool
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Post  wayne07jk on 3/13/2012, 7:13 pm

Impatiently waiting for ace engineering to update thier site with the new stick width tube fenders so I can make my next purchase
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Post  wayne07jk on 3/15/2012, 1:10 am

i have money to spend on my new fenders and they are still not released yet why do companies do this to me
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Post  dongalonga on 3/26/2012, 11:34 pm

Nice rig! Gotta love when people fast forward your build plans by breaking the Jeep for you.
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Post  wayne07jk on 3/27/2012, 6:31 am

Change of plans ended up picking up a set of factory flares for cheap so just installing those for now also picked up a skid row skid plate
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Post  wayne07jk on 4/8/2012, 1:12 pm

finished paying for my lift parts now just need to go pick them up and finally install teh pile of parts gathering in my room and jeep

going to be installing

ome hd coils 2.5"-3" lift
jks front and rear trac bars
jks rear endlinks
jks quick disconnects
bilstein 5100 shock absorbers
all 8 clayton short arm control arms
extended brake lines
skid row engine skid plate
cragar soft 8s with 35x12.5x15 bfg km2s

also be replacing my passenger side front fender flare

and installing my cobra 29 ltd bt cb radio with firestick antenna and teraflex mount

after that saving for a rear bumper and sleeves and gussets for my d30


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Post  angri on 4/8/2012, 2:34 pm

That's great. Are you going to be ready for the 21st?
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Post  wayne07jk on 4/8/2012, 2:40 pm

angri wrote:That's great. Are you going to be ready for the 21st?

That's the goal but who knows what will happen since I work 7 days a week the only good thing is if it takes me more than a day I have another jeep I can drive till its done hoping I can get it done in one day if I get a couple people to help who have done lifts since this is my first jeep I am lifting my self since my first one I had installed by a shop
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Post  wayne07jk on 5/13/2012, 8:29 pm

so over the weekend i installed my lift and tires minus the control arms jeep now looks so much better since its no longer sitting on stock bridgestone duelers will post up pics in a little bit once i get the cord for my phone so i can upload them to my computer
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Post  angri on 5/13/2012, 9:22 pm

Can't wait to see the pics. Were you able to find KM2's?
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Post  wayne07jk on 5/13/2012, 10:28 pm

angri wrote:Can't wait to see the pics. Were you able to find KM2's?

i had a used set of 5 but was trying to see if i could get a set of 4 to replace the 4 worn down ones i had.

pics coming soon they are just poser shots

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