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Old October 6th, 2010, 14:17
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Re: Grin's WJ Build Thread

I wasn't offended in the least, man. If you're gonna pimp a non-XJ on an XJ board, you gotta expect a little ribbing.

Interesting how I get the most support from the non-XJ owning membership though... hmmm, maybe we're getting one of those "clique" things going so we can be like CO4x.... nevermind.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 14:19
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The only real downside to the WJ is that aftermarket bumpers are ****in expensive because of all the angles needed to get them to fit and look right. Otherwise, not a whole lot of difference between modifying a WJ or XJ.
quoted for truth, and IMHO, most of the aftermarket bumpers look like blocky-shit-on-a-shingle. Since the WJ is curvy, I think the bumpers have to be as well. I'm getting some ideas bouncing around in my noggin, but those will be a ways off in Phase II of the build anyways...
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Old October 6th, 2010, 14:36
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bouncing around in my noggin...
I'm telling you, it's the squirrels.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 14:38
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they're tasty mid rare with a little sauce.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 14:45
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Re: Grin's WJ Build Thread

Troy/Chris

How is the visability inside?
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Old October 6th, 2010, 14:50
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How is the visability inside?
Might be comparing apples and oranges between the ZJ and WJ, but the ZJ has excellent visibility. The windows all around are bigger than an XJ 4 door's.

But I'll point out - again - I'd never give up on the XJ for a trail rig. Cheaper and easier to modify and simply better looking when lifted/modified than the Grands. I've not seen a lifted/modified Grand that I'd want over an XJ.

If I were looking to get more power outta the trail rig, I'd go Frank's route of insanity and drop a V8 in the BOR rig LONG before I made a trail rig out of a Grand.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 14:51
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The only real downside to the WJ is that aftermarket bumpers are ****in expensive because of all the angles needed to get them to fit and look right. Otherwise, not a whole lot of difference between modifying a WJ or XJ.
I thought this was a pretty slick method of utilizing a stock bumper, but with a swingout tire carrier based off the trailer hitch...

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Old October 6th, 2010, 14:53
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Re: Grin's WJ Build Thread

visibility is nice -- the WJ is appreciably bigger in every way, including axle width (63.5). The doors are heavier and there is lots more interior room. Mine will be a trail vehicle, but my XJ was only moderately built as well, so building this one in a similar manner shouldn't be a big deal.
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Old October 6th, 2010, 21:22
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Get these for your WJ..

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/pts/1992839043.html

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Old October 6th, 2010, 21:48
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Re: Grin's WJ Build Thread

I don't even want to know what you're searching for...
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Old October 6th, 2010, 22:03
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So are you wanting to do a triangulated 4-link in the rear?
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Old October 6th, 2010, 22:08
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I was looking for cherokees and those popped up.. guess they would fit better under Troy's cus he is lowering his..
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Old October 6th, 2010, 22:46
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Re: Grin's WJ Build Thread

Those rims look like six align heads
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Old October 6th, 2010, 22:59
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I was looking for cherokees and those popped up.. guess they would fit better under Troy's cus he is lowering his..
Uh, yeah. When you start turning wrenches on YOUR OWN rig without a babysitter........... you can start busting me in the chops for how I modify mine....... junior. (insert flipoff smilie here)


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Old October 6th, 2010, 23:57
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Re: Grin's WJ Build Thread

I see nothing being built here.......... just a bunch of shop talk
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