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Old 11-22-2009, 08:28 PM
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Project Ground Pounder SRT Wide-Body Clone

Project ( Ground Pounder SRT ) . ( work currently still in progress L )

Hello my friends,

I am a car tuning enthusiast living in Beirut, Lebanon. My hobby is spending my spare times tuning my cars in my humble garage, then driving them to drop some Jaws J ! I Like my ride to be Flashy, One of a Kind, at most of all The attention to detailing (Y) ! I am 30 yrs old now, and I used to modify my rides since I were 15 J .

Where I live, there are no decent car shops. No quality parts, no accessories, no nothing!! …if i have to find anything it would be some bad quality stuff…. what so ever, so I always have to order parts from the U.S.A mostly . So I always have to bare the extra shipping expense, customs, and time…

Why a Jeep WK ? why an SRT clone ?

It all began when I wanted to buy a car that can both be visually modified and handle a big SPL sound system. So it must be an SUV.

An SUV’s interior works like a big box that in turn can multiply the bass sound waves to give that big loudness! … So 1st step, an SUV. 2nd, That SUV must be visually attractive. 1 of the nicest SUV’s in my opinion is the Jeep SRT-8, its a beast.

WK SRT8’s cost in Lebanon 95,000$ at the dealership, not to mention the additional cost to upgrade the looks, like rims, lowering.. etc... So I went with a second hand Laredo, 50,000 Miles for 25,000$ to begin with ..

This build up by far is really really really Costy, tiring, and Verryyyyyy Time consuming. I Working on my Wk alone, and at my spare times, it took me now 9 month’s to be exact, and I still have a long way in ‘’ Detailing ‘’ . The current Awesome Outcome was the result of Sweat, Blood and Tears


I would like to give a big big big thanks up to Scott ( Scottina 06 ) J . Without him whoring here and there with his posts, and giving me some priceless tips my build up would never be an instant success J He was the first person to modd up a Wk and do a complete SRT-8 conversion, with write ups, pictures, part-numbers and suggestions.. I blindly believe in what he suggests. Thanks Scott for your support for us forum members J , I call you : The Life Saver :P

Robpp : The Perfectionalist J
HEMIbeast : JG’s P.I.M.P !

My Project is still in the progress, and its going on slow. Main reason : Ordering parts from the U.S.A and waiting for shipping and customs time.. Other reasons: Working on my own at my spare times…And the attention to detail in my work which consumes lots lots of time J I will post what I’ve done so far.

Before the Pics, a small list of current mods and parts on hand :

- Shaved Antenna.
- Shaved Rear Wiper.
- FIAMM air horn
- Custom built Wide Front Wheel flares + 2cm on each side.
-Custom built Wide rear Wheel flares + 2.5 cm on each side.
- Brand new 08 Laredo Side door moldings, ( to be shaved and color coded )
- Complete Srt8 front fascia with brackets, supports, air ducts…. De-chromed, color coded, License plate bracket color coded also.
- Complete SRT8 rear fascia …. De-chromed, color coded chrome strip, color coded rear sensors.
- Brand new SRT8 roof rails, color coded.
- Mopar Rear spoiler ( modified, bigger lip )
- Stillen headlight covers.
- Custom Mesh grill ( in the works )
- PPG Lambo Pearl Red Paint.
- Flat black door pillars.
- 22’ Dunlop Sp-Sport Max tires. 265/35/22
- Flat black 22’ Gino Wheels With color coded lip(s) both sides.
- Flat Black mirror housings , with color coded cover ( SRT8 style )
- F.B window trim ( Laredo trim )
- F.B headlight housing.
-F.B foglight housing.
-F.B Brake rotors , and Brake pad calipers.
-F.B under carriage.
-F.B ( inside ) door and hood panels, and trunk door..
- Blacked out tails, 3rd brake light, fogs.
- AAC style 6000K Halo rings. Highs, Lows and fogs
- H.I.D Highs, Lows, and Fogs
- Bwoody Lowering springs.
- Srt8 Bilsteins.
- Srt8 Sway bars.
- Mbrp 5’ Dual wall custom exhaust tips.
- Pioneer AVH p-3150 DVD head unit ( touch screen , double din )
- Pioneer 6 woofers ( Tsw-3004 SPL ) 3,000 watts each J
- Pioneer 3 Amps (PRS-D2000SPL ) monstrous amps.
- 6 optima 75 AH yellow top batteries.
- 3 WK 160 amp Alternators

That is => $ 20,000 + in mods SO FAR *


Here Is the story.....

- My 3.7L Laredo still a virgin , before i buy it , when first i set an eye on it at a car dealer.






Fist day Home : 1st mods : debagged , deleted roof rack! lol







Last Day of virginity shot : trying some vynil eye lids ....


Found Srt-8 front and Rear bumpers at a salvage yard!!! sold them to me for (2000$) without the brackets, ducts..and all the hardware .... installed them , and trying some home made LED's .. by that time from 1 and 1/2 yrs , there were no Halo kits for a WK





The 22' Rims from GINO USA had arrived ( 1,950 $ ) , + 15 offset . installed so i can widen the flares custom on them . i had to widen the jeep fenders by 2.5 cm at the rear, and 2 at the front.









Time to stripp off the jeep inside out, and mark every single part to identify later and clean before installing again... took me 3 weaks.

installed rims and bumpers and began the conversion... bought 2 WK front fenders and we cut the flares and welded them + some metal work on the rear...



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Old 11-22-2009, 08:29 PM
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Bought some Primer that the military use at their TANKS! ! lol and primed the metal this stuff is soo expensive and stinks like !@#$% !









Hired a proffesional to do my paint preparation at my home garage .. no bondo, thats Fiberglass. much more stronger..







Shaved Antenna, and rear wiper .... preparing the jeep











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Old 11-22-2009, 08:36 PM
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Sick man! That's how we Roll in the Middle East! LOL! Awesome Job!
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:41 PM
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test fitting everything at a sunday .. working on my friends violet dreams Lambo Replica and my ///M3 ..




From this On , i am all alone, working with the jeep...

Welds that need to be sanded, rubbed well and sprayed with car undercoating




Welds sprayed

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From here on , The built is not by sequence order...

Work done completely by me in my humble garage

OEM Rims :



Dunlop Tires Sport Max's 265 35 22



Preparing to custom Paint at night .... Its all about them details






Lamborghini's RUSSO POP Color .. with white undercoat...




Et voilaaa !








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Re: Project Ground Pounder SRT Wide-Body Clone

That is sick bro!!
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:16 PM
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Re: Project Ground Pounder SRT Wide-Body Clone

Bwoody Springs Arrived
Bilsteins Arrived
Srt8 sway bars arrived .....

worked 3 weaks under the jeep, prepared it all so i can spray 3 layers of
undercoating!!!

LOOOOL !!!! 3:00 AM .... preparing to paint calipers and drums flat black the next mornin











Bwoodys , bilsteins, painted calipers Flat Black undercoating, Minus the Sways...




Sways arrived ... MOPAR didnt send me the front sway mounting brakets never installed the front sway yet waiting shipping..



Waiting for the first base coat to cure, 3 more to come in White, then the OranGe..




Not Lambo Color , But in Orange , looks nice next to the yellow bilsteins monkeying on the tree!



Rear srt sway, next to the OEM



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Man I need to see more.
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Very sick!!! It's cool to see someone do all of this custom work themselves; kudos man! Can't wait to see the end result!!

I have a question though:

You say you want to do 3 of those Pioneer amps and 6 of those Pioneer sub woofers.... you do realize that each sub woofer will only be seeing 375 watts each and each amp only delivering 750 watts - they are capable of delivering 2000 watts if wired properly... why limit the amps to 750 watts a piece? I'd rethink the stereo as you are really leaving a lot of power on the table.
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Very sick!!! It's cool to see someone do all of this custom work themselves; kudos man! Can't wait to see the end result!!

I have a question though:

You say you want to do 3 of those Pioneer amps and 6 of those Pioneer sub woofers.... you do realize that each sub woofer will only be seeing 375 watts each and each amp only delivering 750 watts - they are capable of delivering 2000 watts if wired properly... why limit the amps to 750 watts a piece? I'd rethink the stereo as you are really leaving a lot of power on the table.

Hello brother, why 375 ? no ?!!

each sub is 1000 Rms at 4 ohms, provided it is double coil.
each amp is 2000 Rms at 1 OHMS , so, if we wire 2 subs in parallel to 1 amp, the amp will go down to 1 ohm stable, so it will give each sub 1000 RMS!

each 2 subs will be fed with it 2 optima 75 AH yellow tops and its own 160 amp alternator...
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Hello brother, why 375 ? no ?!!

each sub is 1000 Rms at 4 ohms, provided it is double coil.
each amp is 2000 Rms at 1 OHMS , so, if we wire 2 subs in parallel to 1 amp, the amp will go down to 1 ohm stable, so it will give each sub 1000 RMS!

each sub will be fed with its optima yellow top and its own 160 amp alternator...
hehe, I had a brain fart.

I was thinking voice coils wired in series, speakers wired in parallel. In fact, voice coils wired in parallel, speakers wired in parallel will give you your 1 ohm. LOL, my bad, it's been a long day.
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Its time to do some Flat black on the inside..... The Preparation .... Very hard work to get the details right..












The Results ....








The White stuff under the window molding is just accumulated dust, jeep is All dusty.. never washed since painted...































Flat Black front Hood sound insulator

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