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Old 07-23-2013, 09:47 PM
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A lot of kudos to TJXJWJ, his WJ is the nicest I've ever seen. So a lot of the work going into mine is from him!

First off, bought it from the original owner, older guy. Was completely factory. Now has 280,000km. It's a Limited, 4.7 H.O. Fully loaded.
Did all the necessary repair work, new brakes etc. Cut the muffler out for now, so it's just straight pipe all the way back. Tinted taillights. Installed a full LED interior light kit 5000k.

Day I bought it home..
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The jeep I sold to buy the WJ
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New headlights and foglights.
Headlights are a Spec-d projector with CCFL halos and LEDs.
Foglights are Spyder full LED.
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Debaged exterior except for the Grand Cherokee labels on the side, and added in the SRT-8 badge on the lift gate.
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Installed OEM SRT rims. Still awaiting new tires.
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Freshly detailed!
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Removed roof rack assembly
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Installed new Shifter
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More to come!! Awaiting an intake and some other goodies for the engine bay, will take more pics! I'm a bit of a pic whore as well!
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:17 PM
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Re: Another Pre-SRT!

looking good
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:35 AM
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nice. i also got rid of my tj for my wk
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:27 AM
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Nice work! Does the shifter handle come off with just brute force like in my old XJ, or is there a fastener/trick to it?
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:29 AM
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Shifter comes off with a whole lot of brute force. As well as you will probably rip the wires for the o/d switch out with it. I opened my sunroof and sat on the console to get a good grip. All the forums I checked said that it doesn't come off! I proved them wrong lol!
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:05 PM
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Re: Another Pre-SRT!

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Shifter comes off with a whole lot of brute force. As well as you will probably rip the wires for the o/d switch out with it. I opened my sunroof and sat on the console to get a good grip. All the forums I checked said that it doesn't come off! I proved them wrong lol!
hahahah...so what did you end up doing with the OD switch?
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:16 PM
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hahahah...so what did you end up doing with the OD switch?
The shifter knob I have has an o/d switch too so I just pulled the wires a bit further out and soldered them to the new switch. Basically they just rip out of the old knob and then you have to fish for them.
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Installed my AFE Stage 2 cold air intake! Had to modify the shield quite a bit to make it fit but it's in there!
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Re: Another Pre-SRT!

I so want to ditch that big @ss baseball sized knob for a nice B&M or Hurst T handle with a button. The horror stories have always stopped me along with the lockout linkage issue. I don't care about the brake lockout I just don't want to hit reverse while banging gears.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:37 AM
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I so want to ditch that big @ss baseball sized knob for a nice B&M or Hurst T handle with a button. The horror stories have always stopped me along with the lockout linkage issue. I don't care about the brake lockout I just don't want to hit reverse while banging gears.
I had some trial and error with the height adjustment on mine for the same issue. Sometimes the interlock wouldn't work. Other times I couldn't get my key out. If you play around with the height and then just lock it in and figure out a nice way to cover up the shaft you won't have any issues.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:41 AM
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Oh and if you find a nice t-handle hurst or b&m Let me know where!!
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:32 AM
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Re: Another Pre-SRT!

I need to find time for a BM...hahhaha
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