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Old 06-04-2012, 06:23 PM
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0l'Blue Build Thread

Hello Everyone!! I have been reading and searching the Jeep Garage for a few months now, and I decided to start my own build Thread.
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A month ago a purchased a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7L Limited HEMI Oh yea!!! In Midnight Blue. (Ol' Blue) I never took any stock photos so here is a picture of a very similar one.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:53 PM
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Re: 0l'Blue Build Thread

Mods so far:
SmittyBilt Receiver Hitch D-RingHEMI Badge
Painted Calipers Red
Modified Ipad Mount
Thule Ski Racks (Fishing Pole Racks)
Front windows Tinted
Upgraded Trunk and Courtesy lights and glove box to LEDS
Mopar Hitch and Bezel
Taillight Guards
Mopar Chrome Fuel Door Plastidipped
Upgraded to Wrangler Sahara Wheels and Plastidipped


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Old 06-04-2012, 06:56 PM
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Re: 0l'Blue Build Thread

I would like to thank Omelet, JeepCoop, Mr.Tosh and everyone else on Jeep Garage, I have been reading all your build threads and have learned some great information for my own build. THANKS AGAIN!
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Re: 0l'Blue Build Thread

Future Suspension Upgrades: This is what I am planning to do for a lift and would love everyone's input.

I came across a Rocky Road Outfitters 2.25 lift w/ Rear Shock for $75 Couldn't pass that up. I also got a pair of Rock Rails for $80 and it was all brand NEW! I don't plan on using the shocks because of all the bad reviews I have read, but I still thing it was a great deal.
In Addition to that I want to use the following:

Bilstein
Front Struts: F4-BE5-D721-HO
Rear Shocks: F4-BE5-D722-HO

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Old Man Emu Springs 2"
Front 2991
Rear 2993

Spider Trax 1.5 Wheel Spacers

Hopefully this will give me about a 4" lift, Is all this compatible and safe? Is there anything else that I should be upgrading while doing all this?
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:32 PM
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i love midnight blue! best color out there!!
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:38 PM
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You don't want to stack the RRO BB with the OME Springs. It will cause you nothing but problems.
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Re: 0l'Blue Build Thread

Hey Svenska Jeep Guy, I couldn't agree with you more. It's a great color I wanted to go with something different then my black Durango was and my White F250. I was really impressed when I saw it at the dealer. Had to get it!
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Re: 0l'Blue Build Thread

LucasJ Love the Black WK and the hidden lights will definitely be doing that upgrade once I get the suspension worked out. Thanks for the heads up about the BB and the springs. Is there a lift that I can use with the OME springs and Blistein shocks or should I do just one or the other?
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LucasJ Love the Black WK and the hidden lights will definitely be doing that upgrade once I get the suspension worked out. Thanks for the heads up about the BB and the springs. Is there a lift that I can use with the OME springs and Blistein shocks or should I do just one or the other?
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In general stacking is a bad idea because it throws of the factory angles and puts added wear on things like your rack, tie rod ends etc...

IMO you should either stick with a RRO and Billstiens or dump the RRO and get the OME Springs and keep the Billsteins. If you want more then 4 inches of lift, you need to look into the SL (if you can get it), the zone lift or the JBA.
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Re: 0l'Blue Build Thread

Rock on brother, nice build so far!! Glad we can all help you out (help ya spend your money too haha)

Keep up the good work and def keep up the pics! Love that blue, too!
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Jeep looks great! Love the wheel/rim combo. Glad to see a fellow NYer
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Thanks.

In general stacking is a bad idea because it throws of the factory angles and puts added wear on things like your rack, tie rod ends etc...

IMO you should either stick with a RRO and Billstiens or dump the RRO and get the OME Springs and keep the Billsteins. If you want more then 4 inches of lift, you need to look into the SL (if you can get it), the zone lift or the JBA.
Which do you guys think is a better, Rocky Road outfitters lift with Bilsteins or the Old Man Emu with Bilsteins?
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