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    Well I finally got my jeep ( heres what happened to my old one), I found a guy selling a already lifted WJ (link from MC and JU). I talked to the seller about the jeep and it sounded like it was a good deal so my friend and I drove down to Sac to check it out . Next think I knew I bought it .. this jeep is very clean for a 2001 , engine ran perfect and the tranny shifts really nice . The PO had removed the rear swaybar for better ride but after driving it over the pass with the wind and all I actually found it quite scary so I will be adding a Stock swaybar .

    Here are specs .(copied from the for sale ad)
    2001 WJ Laredo
    117k Miles
    Black on Black
    4.7L V8
    4x4
    Leather
    Sunroof
    Stock Fog Lights
    Front Window Tint (Driver & Passenger Front Windows)
    Claytons 6" Hard-Arm Kit
    K&N Intake
    Custom 3" Exhaust with Carsound Cat & Hooker Aerochamber Muffler
    Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks
    Optima Redtop Battery (Recently Installed)
    Addco Front Sway Bar w/ JKS Quicker Disconnects
    Mopar Front/Engine Skid Plate
    Mopar Gas Tank Skid Plate
    ORGS SuperNerfs (Rocker Protection)
    Custom Transfer Case Skid Plate (Made By Aprilzwarrior)
    Mopar Gas Tank Skid Plate
    Tom Woods Rear Drive Shaft
    Black 16" Procomp Steelies
    285/75/16 Toyo Open Country M/T's (Pretty New; 10k Miles on them maybe)
    Avital Alarm with Remote Start Feature
    I know it kinda sucks that I didn't fully build this jeep but im just simply taking over a build . Which I don't mind because I pretty much planned on building it pretty much the same way but at least I knew it was done right


    So here is the list of upgrades and things I will be doing to the jeep .

    Transformer sticker
    Change all fluids
    Fix u joints --Done
    Add stock swaybar back on --Done just need to install ..
    Barpin eliminator
    Dual Steering Stabilizer
    Rear bumper tire carrier (Dr.Smash)
    Spring retainers front and rear
    Stainless steel Brake line extender
    Change all Clayton bushings
    Diff skid front and rear
    High steer upgrade
    Front bumper
    .. and more that i can't think of ..







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    nice, should have some snappy sticker thanking her for your new ride too
    96 ZJ, Black, 5.2, Auto, 242 Swap, D30 D44a, 3.5 inch lift and 2 inch poly boost 5.5 inches total lift, 33/12.5/15 BFG MTs on Chrome steelies
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    I also just ordered some some goodies from Clayton & Iron rock off road can't wait

    Currie johnny joints replacement bushings mine are worn

    Front and rear spring retainers
    Tenneco HD Steering stabilizers
    rear Sway bar links .
    and an Air compressor kit from Iron rock off road

    I do how ever have a couple questions ..

    Do I need a SYE kit for a NV247 ?

    With 6" of lift and LAs do I really need brake line extenders ??

    Also I am going to be purchasing some Diff guards for my d30 and d44a what do you guys suggest on getting ??
    I was thinking these
    http://rustysoffroad.com/mm5/merchan...t_Code=RA-DS30
    http://www.knowwhere2jeep.com/catalo...oducts_id=8079

    Thanks Shin
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    who did you get the spring retainers from?

    I have heard you don't need brake line extenders, they stockers are plenty long.

    I would say unless your getting really bad vibes from your rear drive shaft, its fine as is, with no SYE, as long as you have a good amount of spline engagement. I don't think anyone runs an SYE on a grand that i have heard of.
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    I know that dude. He is near me. I actually bought a spare rim off him.

    Pretty sure Aprilzwarrior did the Clayton's kit for him. Nice buy you saved a ton of loot getting it done already.
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    The Hookup Build http://www.mallcrawlin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12701
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    Nice buy. Glad the insurance deal worked out for you in the end. That's a pretty crazy story with what happened to the last Jeep!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSRGreg View Post
    who did you get the spring retainers from?
    Im sure he got them from IRO. They make some good ones for front and rear. I have a set of fronts and they work great.
    Will

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    thanks guys .. yes I did buy the spring retainers from IRO ..
    Has any one ever used or have the Air compressor kit from IRO ? If so any thoughts ?

    Quote Originally Posted by WJJEEPIN View Post
    I know that dude. He is near me. I actually bought a spare rim off him.

    Pretty sure Aprilzwarrior did the Clayton's kit for him. Nice buy you saved a ton of loot getting it done already.
    Yes he is on here also . He said he wanted to follow up on the build so I figure Id post it here too .
    Yeah every thing underneath seems to be built very well and the TC skid is very cool can't wait to scratch it up . Aprilzwarrior & wonder371 did a great job and im glad to be taking over the build .
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    Quote Originally Posted by WJJEEPIN View Post
    Im sure he got them from IRO. They make some good ones for front and rear. I have a set of fronts and they work great.
    Good to know that they work great !! Do you have the lower or upper front?
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    Was looking at your Dr. Smash dude. Has he built a WJ bumper or is he your local fab dude? Depending on how much I might be interested in having him make more than one if it may lower the price.....

    Let me know your timing on it and what they are thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WJJEEPIN View Post
    Was looking at your Dr. Smash dude. Has he built a WJ bumper or is he your local fab dude? Depending on how much I might be interested in having him make more than one if it may lower the price.....

    Let me know your timing on it and what they are thinking.
    Yes he is local fab guy with a great rep on our local forums I will be leaving my WJ with him next week so he can build it .

    Here is some of his work .
    http://www.reno4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25413

    http://www.reno4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13077

    http://www.reno4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25129

    http://www.reno4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25131

    http://www.reno4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22069
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    Can't see the pictures of the links without a password...
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    okay I uploaded some to my PB account ..
    http://s56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...obikp/drsmash/
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    I checked out his site. His stuff Looks nice. Keep me posted with updates. Ill PM you my email.



    Did you pick up wonder's locker and gears too? I know he picked up a set before he changed his mind on the jeep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WJJEEPIN View Post
    I checked out his site. His stuff Looks nice. Keep me posted with updates. Ill PM you my email.



    Did you pick up wonder's locker and gears too? I know he picked up a set before he changed his mind on the jeep.
    Yeah no problem ill keep you updated on it ..

    Oh yeah forgot to mention he did give me the locker but no gears ..
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    Went to a local 4x4 fab shop near my work for lunch and tested out their ramp



    Last edited by Shinobi; 02-13-2009 at 06:09 PM.
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    Our local Fab guy is starting to make the bumper / tire carrier . Sign up and give us some input

    http://www.reno4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25994
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    Yay!! finally got my first toy in the mail

    I think this thing will come quite handy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinobi View Post
    Our local Fab guy is starting to make the bumper / tire carrier . Sign up and give us some input

    http://www.reno4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25994
    I figure Id post some pics of the progress here







    Last edited by Shinobi; 02-19-2009 at 02:40 AM.
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    RIP 2004 WJ - 3.5' lift , JKS Disconnect and 33's
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    nice.. keep the pics coming!
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    Yep, looks good so far. Those are some high quality pictures!! haha yep keep the pix comin
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    Nice - I've been looking at cutting the rear bumper sheetmetal out, now I can see what it looks like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Smash
    Without the factory hitch I would have to make teh bumper mounts a tad differently since its there I am going to use its strength. Here is the side bars, and now on to the swingout.




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