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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

Yep. I know the gibson system is. There are many other brands out there though. You may need to cut or grind off some bolts on a flange that are probably stuck on after the years of tempature changes.
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...Also, as a required rule, we need to see photos of the WJ before giving out more advice.
Haha I'm working on it! I'm probably heading home this week to bring it back with me on campus so I can move out in two weeks. When I have a few minutes, I'll snap some shots of it and give you guys a look at what I'm working with.

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

Off thread question.. what kind of radio do you have installed?.. I saw the video.. thats bad A$$ brother



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Yep. I know the gibson system is. There are many other brands out there though. You may need to cut or grind off some bolts on a flange that are probably stuck on after the years of tempature changes.
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Re: I'm new here and looking for some advice

Before you get a K&N setup, go to your local Advanced Autoparts or Autozone. I got my K&N off ebay for $140 used. A week later when I went to Advanced and found that they have all the parts there for a lot less. I added up what I bought, and It would have been around $50 for all the piping and fittings and I could have gotten an air filter to match my jeep for $25. They don't have the heat shield, but I'm sure that could still be fabricated cheaper...
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Re: I'm new here and looking for some advice

Finally, here are two pictures of the WJ! I'm sorry it took so long. I still haven't done anything to it given that I am dirt broke. However, I start work on the 8th of next month, so I'm gonna get going on her.

EDIT: If I wanted to do something as far as the brakes are concerned (so I can stop this behemoth a little better), what would you guys suggest?
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Re: I'm new here and looking for some advice

Sorry for the double post! But I was reading a little bit about braking and stumbled across the Akebono caliper upgrade that became standard in WJs beginning in 2002/2003. Does anyone have any experience with such a mod? Would it help my WJ stop better? And on that same note, is it even worth doing any brake upgrades that aren't all out performance modifications?

Thanks guys! You've been a tremendous help thus far. I should put in the K&N 57 within the next two weeks!
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Sorry for the double post! But I was reading a little bit about braking and stumbled across the Akebono caliper upgrade that became standard in WJs beginning in 2002/2003. Does anyone have any experience with such a mod? Would it help my WJ stop better? And on that same note, is it even worth doing any brake upgrades that aren't all out performance modifications?

Thanks guys! You've been a tremendous help thus far. I should put in the K&N 57 within the next two weeks!

Yes the Akebono upgrade will help your stopping. I would recommend it to anyone without it. Some say not to worry about it unless your rotors warp though.

It's not hard to do at all, but you do have to bleed your breaks to complete install. I hate doing that part!!



I like your rear bumper, how does it mount?
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Re: I'm new here and looking for some advice

I have absolutely no idea how the rear bumper mounts. It was factory installed when my dad bought the car in '99 and I never bothered to look. Sorry!

And I've only seen three WJs in that color. Ever.
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Re: I'm new here and looking for some advice

hid kit and new headlight housings? cost me around $200 but well worth it!!! pictures attached!

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

This is an epic bump! But here's what I've done so far. I have the K&N installed (I got a good deal on the 77 so I just went with that). I also got the Flowmaster 50 installed. She sounds great and I am very happy with the exhaust note now. I went with new rotors, Akebono calipers, and new pads. I am very happy with how she feels now. Throttle response is a little improved but the noise is really what I was after.

I decided that I'm going to keep the brush guard and tail light covers on there. I don't like how the WJ limited looks without it unless you fit a chrome grill on there to replace the color matched one. But, I'd like to explore HID lighting. I don't want to change the housings out as I quite like the limited housings. I was just wondeinrg about the degree of difficulty in swapping out bulbs and how much this was going to cost me. Do I have to take apart my housings?

What if I just wanted to make my fog lights functional? Since they are next to useless right now, what would it take to make them nice and bright?

Thanks guys! You've been very helpful.
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I would be more than happy to help you out with upgrading your low beams to HID. You can get our Volt HID kit for $94.99 (including a relay harness) for a limited time. Installation is literally plug+play in a sense that you will not need to modify any connectors.

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