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spyder873 08-18-2012 07:28 PM

a story of Redemption
A story of Redemption.
Hi all , I am new to the board and want to write a little story on why I named the new WK Redemption. see we used to be Wrangler people. We have owed YJ's and Lj 's and have enjoyed both greatly. We have been a offroading family . Wheeling over the summer and repairing over the winter. Our last est project was purchased in 2008 it was a stock 2006 Lj .

we stared imedetly with the necessary alterations to make it a wheeler capable of a black trail, springs ,shocks, heavy duty bumpers 1/4 plates the bottom,etc.

in 2009 is when all things changed. There was a accident at work, where I was exposed to some chemicals that had a permanent effect. On my nervous system. I no longer could be exposed to any chemical, esp . Those that we used everyday while wrenching . Simple things such as fire smoke ,exhauhst,Windex,cleaners would cause extreme pain,swelling and discoloration of my face and a lack of tolerance to cold.
Luckily , I have some really good friends that have stepped up and finished my project and created one hell of a wheeling machine. It was exactly what I intend it to become.
The only problem was my system (nervous) was no longer able to take the stresses of the off road/rock crawling environment. not to mention. I am a firm believer in not taking out a vehicle and placing it in danger when I can not repair it , It would be unfair to my friends and myself not to even bring up the part costs.

so , where did that leave me ? With a jeep that would make most wheelers excited and a body that can not use it. Seems like a waste ,doesn't it?
Not to mention the fact that we have a 10 year old who is getting a little big to be jumping in and out of the backseat.
This is all leading up to one decision , The Lj had to go!
This desicion was not a light one but needed to be made, for both my sons sake(lol),and for mine. It seemed to be a constant reminder of the things I could no longer do. I felt this was mentally ,emotionally holding me back from my new normal.
This is where the WK comes in. This will allow me to still. Enjoy a jeep (a extremely comfortable one,lol) and still have something. That mods can be done.

So let's start with what we have at the beginning (by far the nicest jeep I have ever owned)
2006 WK Limited. - black with tan leather interior
5.7 hemI
Quadrant drive ll
Class iv hitch
Tow package
Moon roof
Power, heated seats
17" wheels and tires

Mods soon to be done
Eibach wk springs
Wk Blistein HD shocks
Front srt8 sway bar
Rear srt8 sway bar
Cold air kit
Magnaflow exhaust
Gator back serpentine belt
LED lighting all the way around
Rep.SRT8 wheels 20 x9
Husky heavy duty floor liners
Front windows tinted to match the back
Remote start
Drilled and slotted rotors and brakes

Hmm, maybe I should call it "a new hope" ...... don't know but either way , I feel its a step(small as it maybe :-) ) in the right direction .

I have driven over things , now its time to be faster then them ,lol

More to come!

Gojeep 08-19-2012 04:38 AM

Re: a story of Redemption
Sorry to hear what has happened to you at work. Must have been some serious stuff you were exposed too! Hope you can get by alright and learn to live with your limitations to the best you can.


spyder873 08-19-2012 08:03 AM

Re: a story of Redemption
Thanks Gojeep! It was Benzine and Styrene were the 2 main components .

I learned it is what it is now. this is my build thread( so to speak) I will not be installing but ordering and masterminding( with the help from all of you of course) the whole project .

cheapjeep 08-19-2012 08:31 AM

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You are a true example of the 'Burg mentality! Nobody ever gives up there! You just move on in another direction.This place was founded by some of the most skilled and helpful street jeepers in the world so you can expect a lot of help from the WKers.Good luck to you and your build Spyder. It will turn out awesome! + rep

spyder873 08-19-2012 08:39 AM

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THANK YOU CheapJeep !!!!! I am not sure what else to say but Thank you !!!

I have learned so much already and I am excited about the new project and new friends !!!

Duff Daddy 08-19-2012 08:46 AM

Re: a story of Redemption
I,locksmith easy of Pitt for a bit, glad to see you got a good rig now. Good luck

spyder873 08-19-2012 09:37 AM

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Thanks Duff Daddy !!

spyder873 08-22-2012 12:14 PM

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some goodies I just received in the mail , I also have the Blistein shocks ,lol

getting closer ,lol.

sway bars

Megatron 08-22-2012 12:27 PM

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Glad to have you aboard. I love that avatar, both jeeps look good. :clap:

spyder873 08-22-2012 12:35 PM

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Thank You , sir! glad to be here !

TheStreet16 08-22-2012 12:48 PM

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Sorry to hear about your incident. But glad to see that you took it in stride. Excited to see how the WK turns out!

spyder873 08-22-2012 02:22 PM

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Thank you Thestreet16. I am as well. Its been a long time since I have been excited by a project, even if I am not the one wrenching ,lol

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