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mrtosh 06-23-2011 12:41 AM

"Oscar the grouch" build thread
 
Finally introducing myself after months of lurking lol. Been a big advocate of Jeeps forever. After building multiple XJ's, a couple WJ's I finally stepped up and graduated to a WK. By far my favorite Jeep thus far. About a month ago I picked up a '05 Hemi WK, QDII Limited. Front struts were blown, EGR was bad, the only fluid that was routinely changed was the engine oil, some light body damage, bad ball joints, and brakes. All that being said for the price I really couldn't pass it up, knowing that it was going to be "upgraded" ASAP. After doing a tune up, changing the EGR valve, new PCV, cleaning the TB, changing tranny filters and fluid, and all the other fluids I got around to modding it some. First was the Volant CAI, then the Gibson CB. Just got around to doing the OME HD and changing out the ball joints(all 4, pain in the a$$). Just added the Flashpaq and am quite amazed with the difference in throttle response and shift points alone on the 87 tune. I'm waiting on some JBA UCA's(GF's XK is getting my stock UCA's w/fresh bj's since her bushings are squeeking to beat hell after a RC 2"). Also am going ahead w/the patent pending "Omelet lift" with spacers front and rear. Big thanks to Omelet btw for all the help via PM's, dude knows his stuff!

As for the name, the gf likes to name all the vehicles and when it came time to name this one she flat out said, " It's Oscar, cause it looks like it crawled out of a trash can!" Bahahaha! Couldn't argue with that. On to the pics!!

Stock
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...-20-11_753.jpg
GF removing the front valance
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...IMAG0056-1.jpg
pinch weld taken care of
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...IMAG0051-1.jpg
Installing the OME HD
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...h/IMAG0104.jpg
Right after
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...h/IMAG0078.jpg
New 285/70/17 Duratracs, 1.25" spacers, and side skirts removed
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...h/IMAG0115.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...h/IMAG0116.jpg

mrtosh 06-23-2011 12:42 AM

Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread
 
Couple comparison pics
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...IMAG0106-1.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...h/IMAG0107.jpg
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...h/IMAG0110.jpg
The GF's XK
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...h/IMAG0089.jpg

Scottina06 06-23-2011 12:45 AM

Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread
 
nice pics bro!

SvenskaJeepGuy 06-23-2011 12:50 AM

Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread
 
:thumbsup:

mrtosh 06-23-2011 01:01 AM

Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread
 
Thank ya gentleman! Work in progress.

JAYBEE3 06-23-2011 01:37 AM

Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread
 
Nice What did you do with You SIdeSKirts and Front LIP??????? im asking cus thhats a Mopar Bodykit

Djsal5 06-23-2011 10:02 AM

Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread
 
diggin the xk all black is soon how my wk will be!

antsjeep 06-23-2011 10:16 AM

Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread
 
those tires are sexy as hell! :drool:

JeepCoop 06-23-2011 11:32 AM

Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread
 
damn that looks good!!! Good job!!

Jblock 06-23-2011 11:43 AM

Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread
 
Looks great man! Keep up the good work!

Megatron 06-23-2011 12:31 PM

Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread
 
love the color!

mrtosh 06-23-2011 01:22 PM

Re: "Oscar the grouch" build thread
 
Thanks for the compliments fella's.


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