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Old 10-01-2012, 07:03 PM
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ItsAJeepThing's Build Thread

So its been a year since I bought my WK and sold the WJ. I was shopping around for the JEEP SRT8, but I found this WK at a price that I couldn't refuse. My plan was/is to convert this WK into a White Jeep SRT Clone. So far, I have put a good amount of work and it is looking pretty good. I get a lot of compliments, people just stare at the car as i am passing by. I have a lot of pictures, some are good (dig. cam.) and some are not that good, but not bad (cam. phone).

Information about the JEEP:
Year: 2009
Make: Jeep
Model: Grand Cherokee Limited
Color: Stone White

Lets get started on the pictures and Ill try to put them step by step, from the day I got it.

The 1st day that I got the JEEP.



Parked in the Driveway.





My WJ and WK just hanging out together.



This is my 2 tone interior.



I hate that fishing pole antenna, so I ordered a 3" shorty antenna from ebay. Let me tell you, same quality signal for the radio, but a much better look.



Decided to PlastiDip all the chrome badges/emblems just to see how it will look.

Taped everything off and started dipping.







The result. Came out pretty good. Black on White theme.





Started ordering parts.
HID from v-leds.com 8000K low/fog
Sylvania Silverstar Chrome 3157 bulbs (blends right in, in the headlights and gets rid of the orange/amber turn signal
SRT8 Roof Rails
WeatherTech front/rear Window Visors
WeatherTech front/rear floor mats

Here are the SRT Roof rails and Window Visors that I purchased from 2 members from JG



Installing HIDs in fogs, 1 HID vs 1 Stock. How much of a difference does it make.



Parked in the school's garage, only fogs and parking lights are on.





I decided to tint the car. Went with 20% on the front windows to match the rear.



Just some random pictures.











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Ordered KnN 77 series CAI
Pictures of the installation process



















The finished product





Washed the car and decided to snap some shots



























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Old 10-01-2012, 07:05 PM
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Ordered 22" Gloss Black SRT reps wrapped in NITTO NT420s 265/40/22 from factory reproductions



And the rims are on. The car looks completely different with the 22s. I love it





SRT Bumpers got dropped off at my body shop and I came back a week later for the installation.



Brilliant Black SRT grill is on. Looks good =]











Getting ready to install the SRT exhaust





Just chilling in the rain



Driveway QUEEN

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A little photo shoot with my friends
Unfortunately I am the only JEEP, but I love it



















































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Just a short video of how my custom SRT exhaust sounds on a V6 3.7l (cold start up)


I was bored 1 day, got a piece of scotch print 3M carbon fiber vinyl and wrapped my FOB key =]





Installed the front bumper lower grill and SRT badge



Installed LED reverse bulbs

Before



1 LED vs 1 Stock



After



Ill get better/night pictures later on tonight.

Just some random photos.

















Some shots from Saturday's Meet 9/29/12







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Old 10-01-2012, 07:06 PM
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:53 PM
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Sweet jeep hopefully mine will look that good one day
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:23 PM
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Sweet jeep hopefully mine will look that good one day
Thank you bro. still have a lot of plans for the car. Being on this forum almost 24/7 and seeing a lot of sick jeeps over here, gives me ideas on the next mods and then my pocket starts crying =]
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:05 PM
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Shopping around for a staggered 20" srt rims. Oem or reps. Preferably with tires, but if its a good deal w.out the tires, ill take them. Im in NYC
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Re: ItsAJeepThing's Build Thread

looks good Aslan!
how do you like the K&N? im deciding between that and the Airraid for the future.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:47 PM
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I like it, but I was expecting a little more from it. After the installation, I was expecting a nice sound from it, that is why I got the 77 series (metal piping instead of plastic), but unfortunately no sound at all. I dont know how the other intakes sound on a 3.7, if they even make any sound. I have a couple of friends with Infiniti G37/FX37 (3.7 l engines) Lexus GS350 (3.5l engine) that have 77 KnN intakes on their cars and they sound like a beast.
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Very nice my fellow Brooklyn Brother
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