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TJXJWJ 04-12-2012 07:05 AM

What are you doing to your WJ next?
I thought a thread like this might be fun here...I know I've seen them in other forums (before I discovered the greatest forum of them all).

Here, I'll start...on my short list are:

New upper and lower radiator hoses and stainless clamps. Jeep's got about 85k on it. A new set of hoses is probably not a bad idea considering summer is almost here and the cost to do this is like $20.

Hopefully getting some parts hydro-graphic'd

Installing a bored TB (70mm)

Swapping out billet grille inserts for black mesh

GrnBeltWarrior 04-12-2012 07:13 AM

Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?
Last weekend I did Bilstein shocks and PCV valuve, took pictures and planned on doing a quick write-up but lacking time with being a husband/dad/employee/student.

I have a new rear upper ball joint and rear upper control arm to put in. I have a new set of spark plugs on my entertainment center that should go in soon. I would like to get a 3" exhaust sometime this summer.

My WJ has 132k on it now so I have been working on replacing and checking the fundamentals. Next year I will get 6.5" IRO lift.

TJXJWJ 04-12-2012 07:28 AM

Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?
Be prepared with plenty of liquid encouragement, time, and energy for that rear upper control arm and ball joint. Mine was an absolute hooker.

99PlatinumWJ 04-12-2012 07:30 AM

Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?
I might get limited bumpers and paint to match, carbon fiber accents here and there, a back up camera, and some painting such as my roof rails and brake calipers... Other than that, I'm saving to get a 01-04 Mustang gt coupe next spring for a summer toy. But being 21, insurance is outrageous.. like $450 a month lol. I just might be waiting a few more years.

Oh I almost forgot, my Jeep needs a heater core and a/c evaporator... I'm not doing that, my Jeep will be going to a shop for the first tine since I've owned it.. I usually do everything myself except tint and alignments, but ill leave this to the pros as well lol

StoneCold 04-12-2012 08:08 AM

Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?
Painting my calipers Snakeskin Green and finishing my engine bay airbrushing

Martyp 04-12-2012 02:19 PM

Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?
Cool thread idea.

Top of my list at the moment is shutting off the ABS light, diag reported a faulty wheel sensor so that's getting changed next Tuesday... Then day after, Aaron is going to paint my fan shroud to complete the engine bay.

Just got a e-mail this morning from USPS saying my KRC 218 cams are through customs so should get them Saturday/early next week. Holding off the install until next Spring I think - probably change heads and some other things etc too... :rolleyes:

Only thing I can think of doing this year is getting Bilsteins and Eibach springs. Although I have no real motivation as I really don't use the Jeep any more or have the desire too. Done 29.5 miles this year (that was pretty much 1 photo shoot and taking it to work one day), very slowly approaching 50k. :lol:

Spend more time in my crummy '98 Civic which I actually really like and it takes a lot of abuse! :D

CameronG 04-12-2012 04:56 PM

Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?
Great thread idea TJXJWJ! I've got to install the CB and antenna, order a lift (not sure which) and put my headlights back together. Hopefully all that will be done by this weekend.

Fourbynut 04-12-2012 05:31 PM

Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?
Just painted the rotors and calipers on my 2001 WJ, putting a 2" spacer lift on as soon as it arrives. My Jeep has 150,000 miles with the 4.7 and still runs great.

Frango100 04-12-2012 09:59 PM

Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?
This all depends on what´s next that will be breaking................:rolleyes:
If it becomes too bad, i will blow it up................:D
I spend quite some money on the tranny rebuild and then even more on all speed sensors, line pressure sensor, solenoid block and an other fluid change within a year (and tranny fluid is quite expensive overhere, around USD 30 a liter x 12 (for flushing out the torque converter). Spend many hours in changing the valve seals, but at least that was quite a cheap repair (i think around USD 35 for the seals, the manhours where for free, not counting the beers though:lol:.
Then a new radiator, radiator cap, upper and lower hoses and thermostat. Due to the extreme high prices for imported car parts, i went to Miami to pick up some parts (could locally only find a paralel radiator for around USD 880 or from the dealer for USD 1400:eek::eek::eek::eek:). So i ordered several parts from, let it send to my chefs house in MIA and picked it up overthere. Luckily i can do almost all repairs myself, otherwise i would be bankrupt by now.
Just put some Pirelli Scorpion tires on and i hope that for the next few months the only expenses i will have will be with gas.
Then, finally, i want to spend some money in a mod for a change, starting with some more V8 music.:violin:Lets see what kind of local silencers are available overhere.

Gus9890 04-13-2012 12:19 AM

Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?
Gonna finish up the gauge and control light mods, upgrade the the interior lighting to LED, replace the wood accents/trim with silverwire carbon fiber, and get a new radio...for now lol

TheStreet16 04-13-2012 11:23 AM

Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?
Well since half of my center dashboard just went dark from a light going out, the first thing I'll be doing is replacing the dashboard lights. Then it follows as this:

1. dashboard lights (haven't decided what color)
2. spray paint bumpers and side trim
3. replace sunroof motor
4. replace headlights and get HID's

this is the order. subject to change if/when something breaks. :thumbsup:

bossmanjunior 04-13-2012 01:55 PM

Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?
getting my engine rebuilt after it threw 3 valves :eek:

then throwing a wider throttle body!

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