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Old 04-27-2010, 05:31 PM
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Welcome! Please feel free to send me PM regarding any lighting related questions :-)
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:19 PM
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Re: I'm new here and looking for some advice

I had a 99 laredo 4.7 QD. I had airraid CAI, Jet stage 2 chip(Go with superchip). One good thing that helped I put rancho rsx shocks and rancho stearing stabilizer and addco rear sway bar. This helped the ride and handling a great deal. You can upgrade the rotors and pads also. The mod list is endless. Good luck.
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:43 PM
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Hi mate and welcome!
Superb first post, glad to have you here!
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Re: I'm new here and looking for some advice

Holy! I'm surprised at the extent of all of your guys' responses. Thanks for the warm welcome.

Sorry I fell off the radar for a little, I've been swamped with work. Its like professors think all of the stuff they should have assigned throughout the semester should be assigned at the absolute end, right before finals, and that theirs is the only class your taking. I also need to start making a little cash after this semester is over in order to finance my newly found addiction to the WJ.

After doing some more reading, I decided that I'll likely go with the K&N 57 first (just because I will definitely love the sound, haha). Then, I was thinking about the GENIII with HIDs, though I've got a little bit of an issue. I have the big, black grill/brush guard mounted on this bad boy (protecting both the front and rear headlights). If I don't remove them entirely, does it make any sense to even doll out the cash for the GENIII? Similarly, I don't think I'll do anything with the taillights unless I decide to remove the grills.

Once I sort that out, I'll also go with the Superchips for my 4.7. Between the CAI and the Superchips, I think it should be a little more fun to drive.

Next, I will have to decide between an exhaust or some sound. I am an electronic music enthusiast. I do some mixing/remixing as a hobby and understand the value of a good sound system. Both of these will be relatively expensive investments and I want to make sure I am committed to either one or the other before doing anything. Thoughts?

I forgot to mention that I've got relatively new tires on this thing. They look considerably different than the set that came with the WJ. I wish I had access to the vehicle right now so I could get some pictures up, but its sitting at home 50 miles away. I will get some visuals for you guys as soon as I can. Also, I'm really feeling the shorty antennna.

Thanks for the help!

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Old 04-28-2010, 06:01 PM
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I have the big, black grill/brush guard mounted on this bad boy (protecting both the front and rear headlights). If I don't remove them entirely, does it make any sense to even doll out the cash for the GENIII?

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It's a HUGE difference with good projectors and HID's...

Here's mine with a little black bumper and the gen III's.....


And a short vid of the Jeep with a K&N, Superchips, and the Gibson exhaust...



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Re: I'm new here and looking for some advice

Nice video! That WJ sounds mean, haha.

I was on the Gibson Performance website and found a kit for approximately $500 USD, featuring the following:

"Swept Side; Single Exhaust Kit; Stainless; Exit Is Straight Out The Back; Incl. Muffler/2.5 in. Pipes/3 in. Stainless Tip/Hangers/Clamps"

Is that a similar kit to what is featured in that video?
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:35 PM
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Re: I'm new here and looking for some advice

Yep that's just about the same thing I have. I also recommend a high flow cat.
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Great picture!
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Re: I'm new here and looking for some advice

Quick questions:
1. what is the level of difficulty for installing the CAI? It seems easy enough, but I just want to get an idea.

2. similarly, what is the level of difficulty in installing the Gibson exhaust? I have a friend who I trust to do the work, but I just want to know if its worth getting dirty and learning more about my vehicle or is it going to be wayyy over my head?

3. The way I understand it, the Superchips is essentially an exercise in following directions? Or is it a little more intricate than I think?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:29 AM
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Re: I'm new here and looking for some advice

I can answer 1 and 3 for you

1) CAI is easy to install just follow the basic instructions
3) Read the quick setup guide and follow the directions on the screen... simple as that
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If your buying a catback that is pre-made...it should just bolt right up in the stock locations and hand from the stock hangers
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Re: I'm new here and looking for some advice

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If your buying a catback that is pre-made...it should just bolt right up in the stock locations and hand from the stock hangers
Well the most you will have to do it cut the old one off and then bolt/clamp on the new one. Its really up to you, I had mine welded.

BTW welcome to JG and I agree with what everybody else has posted thus far (Gen III projectors, K&N, HIDS from one of our 2 lighting vendors). Also, as a required rule, we need to see photos of the WJ before giving out more advice.
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