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Old 06-22-2012, 10:52 PM
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Well I picked it up!

Hey all, New guy here just picked up my first GC a few days ago. It's an 04 limited with the basic 4.7 and quadradrive. I'm an autobody guy so I bought it wrecked, light hit in the front passenger side. Just needs some minor frame rail work and the bumper, grill, cooling, etc put back on. I got it and a parts jeep for $4k. It only has 44500 miles and is in ridiculously good shape aside from the wreck.

I'll get pics up soon of the fix/build progress. I plan to upgrade the motor in the future with intake, exhaust and a good tune job if not more and if the wifey will loosen her pockets a little, some handling and towing mods.

Glad to be here I'm pretty excited about all the info here about these things.
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Re: Well I picked it up!

Sounds like you got yourself a hell of a deal. If you plan on towing and would like to improve the handling, i highly recommend an Addco rear sway bar. It is a night and day difference to say the least. Which shocks you run is going to be a debate and a lot of personal preference. As for the intake, you cant go wrong with the K&N fipk. The plastic one is the one you want as it doesnt get heat soaked, thus adding a bit more power.
Exhaust is another thing that will be a lot personal preference--i'm running a Flowmaster super 44 on my 4.7 and couldnt be happier. There are a few options that are quieter and im sure someone else will chime in here with what they have.

Enjoy your WJ and good luck with the repairs!...ready for some pics
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Good luck and post some pics! Afters are nice, but they are better if there are some "befores" as well. I have to agree with everything JeepGC60th said. The addco sways are a HUGE improvement to handling. All of my mods are in my sig, and I've had nothing but excellent results from all of them. Pretty rare when that happens...
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