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Hey Steve, nice WJ and welcome to the garage!!

I do agree the hummer grille doesn't really suit the Jeep, but if you like it cool. Although the original grille with mesh behind it looks awesome.

Summit Racing sell the sway bar (I got mine there) although Eibach do them now too, and they do a front/rear package with mounts etc, powdercoated in red which look great. You're choice.

Brake upgrade, the Akebono caliper upgrade is worth it if you are fed up with warped rotors but they aren't cheap. R1 concepts do good rotor/pad combos for the WJ and are on here, check them out.

A induction kit is supposed to help improve MPG (maybe 1 or 2) but the noise is awesome so I'd suggest one of those. Not an overly expensive mod either.

Rear glass... When you push the button on the tailgate do you hear the locking mechinisim working or not? If you do, it might be the hydraulic rams that are busted preventing it from opening. Happend to mine. It was a PITA to get them off but its do able, I've actually not got round to putting new ones in yet, but I can open the window (just need to manually hold it up).

Hope that helps a little.
That info helps A LOT! Thank you! I'm going to order the blistein shocks off of their website. I just looked up the sway kits on summit and there is a big difference in price for the addco rear and eibach front/rear. I don't mind spending the extra $$ for the front/rear but is the difference in ride going to be that noticeable and worth it? I'm really fed up with my brakes so I'm going to look at doing the akebono brake upgrade. Is there an installation thread or link anywhere? Also, do you have a part number for the induction kit?
When I push the rear glass button i hear or feel nothing. I put my head up against the inside panel under the glass and nothing. Any ideas?
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Re: new member - lots of pics - FIRST THREAD!

Never knew Summit sold the Blistein shocks TBH but that's good to know!

I myself only have the rear addco sway bar and the handling is awesome now. I do want to get the Eibach front/rear kit but only because they are red and well I'm OCD...

Akebono upgrade, click here. They sell the Mopar OEM rotors too, which I guess you'll need. Don't have a guide or anything, but its a like-for-like swap so is easy if you're up for it or a quick job at a shop.

K&N induction kit for 4.0L WJs - click here.

Hmm, not sure what's going on if the button isn't working, perhaps a fuse but probably the locking mechinisim is faulty?

Hope that helps.

EDIT: You may as well add this site to your Favorites list. http://www.wjjeeps.com/jmenu.htm
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Sweet thanks Martyp! I meant that I was going to order the blistein off of the blistein website haha. But yeah thanks for all the links. When it comes to my vehicles I don't go cheap and always want the best so my debit card is about to get smacked! I'll post updated pics once I start getting things in and installed. Thanks again!
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No problem Steve, glad to be of use.

You're gonna grin from ear to ear with that stuff on!

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Welcome, and don't forget to add an exhaust to your list
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UPDATE: Alright so I went into summit and bought the K&N induction kit and the Addco front & rear sway bars. I asked about bilstein shocks and they do sell them. The parts rep looked into his book and pulled up the bilstein shock part numbers for my year WJ. They weren't 5100's like most of you had tho. He called some other place and said the 5100's are for lifted jeeps only not for stock WJs. I passed on the other models just to be sure this is correct before I purchase.
this is the link for them below
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BSN-F4BE52964H0/

I'm holding off on installing my sway bars until I get the shocks so I can feel the full awesomeness of the upgrades.
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UPDATE: Alright so I went into summit and bought the K&N induction kit and the Addco front & rear sway bars. I asked about bilstein shocks and they do sell them. The parts rep looked into his book and pulled up the bilstein shock part numbers for my year WJ. They weren't 5100's like most of you had tho. He called some other place and said the 5100's are for lifted jeeps only not for stock WJs. I passed on the other models just to be sure this is correct before I purchase. Should I go with what summit has or look for the 5100s elsewhere?
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How do you like your brake lights? I'm looking at buying some...
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i love'em and all my friends give me complements on them especially at night.. LEDs look sick!
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