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ItsAJeepThing 10-01-2012 07:03 PM

ItsAJeepThing's Build Thread
So its been a year since I bought my WK and sold the WJ. I was shopping around for the JEEP SRT8, but I found this WK at a price that I couldn't refuse. My plan was/is to convert this WK into a White Jeep SRT Clone. So far, I have put a good amount of work and it is looking pretty good. I get a lot of compliments, people just stare at the car as i am passing by. I have a lot of pictures, some are good (dig. cam.) and some are not that good, but not bad (cam. phone).

Information about the JEEP:
Year: 2009
Make: Jeep
Model: Grand Cherokee Limited
Color: Stone White

Lets get started on the pictures and Ill try to put them step by step, from the day I got it.

The 1st day that I got the JEEP.

Parked in the Driveway.

My WJ and WK just hanging out together.

This is my 2 tone interior.

I hate that fishing pole antenna, so I ordered a 3" shorty antenna from ebay. Let me tell you, same quality signal for the radio, but a much better look.

Decided to PlastiDip all the chrome badges/emblems just to see how it will look.

Taped everything off and started dipping.

The result. Came out pretty good. Black on White theme.

Started ordering parts.
HID from 8000K low/fog
Sylvania Silverstar Chrome 3157 bulbs (blends right in, in the headlights and gets rid of the orange/amber turn signal
SRT8 Roof Rails
WeatherTech front/rear Window Visors
WeatherTech front/rear floor mats

Here are the SRT Roof rails and Window Visors that I purchased from 2 members from JG

Installing HIDs in fogs, 1 HID vs 1 Stock. How much of a difference does it make.

Parked in the school's garage, only fogs and parking lights are on.

I decided to tint the car. Went with 20% on the front windows to match the rear.

Just some random pictures.

ItsAJeepThing 10-01-2012 07:04 PM

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Ordered KnN 77 series CAI
Pictures of the installation process

The finished product

Washed the car and decided to snap some shots

ItsAJeepThing 10-01-2012 07:05 PM

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Ordered 22" Gloss Black SRT reps wrapped in NITTO NT420s 265/40/22 from factory reproductions

And the rims are on. The car looks completely different with the 22s. I love it

SRT Bumpers got dropped off at my body shop and I came back a week later for the installation.

Brilliant Black SRT grill is on. Looks good =]

Getting ready to install the SRT exhaust

Just chilling in the rain

Driveway QUEEN

ItsAJeepThing 10-01-2012 07:05 PM

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A little photo shoot with my friends
Unfortunately I am the only JEEP, but I love it

ItsAJeepThing 10-01-2012 07:05 PM

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Just a short video of how my custom SRT exhaust sounds on a V6 3.7l (cold start up)

I was bored 1 day, got a piece of scotch print 3M carbon fiber vinyl and wrapped my FOB key =]

Installed the front bumper lower grill and SRT badge

Installed LED reverse bulbs


1 LED vs 1 Stock


Ill get better/night pictures later on tonight.

Just some random photos.

Some shots from Saturday's Meet 9/29/12

ItsAJeepThing 10-01-2012 07:06 PM

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reserved for more4

stashgto 10-01-2012 10:53 PM

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Sweet jeep hopefully mine will look that good one day

ItsAJeepThing 10-01-2012 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by stashgto (Post 691201)
Sweet jeep hopefully mine will look that good one day

Thank you bro. still have a lot of plans for the car. Being on this forum almost 24/7 and seeing a lot of sick jeeps over here, gives me ideas on the next mods and then my pocket starts crying =]

ItsAJeepThing 10-03-2012 06:05 PM

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Shopping around for a staggered 20" srt rims. Oem or reps. Preferably with tires, but if its a good deal w.out the tires, ill take them. Im in NYC

DAVY27 10-03-2012 06:09 PM

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looks good Aslan!
how do you like the K&N? im deciding between that and the Airraid for the future.

ItsAJeepThing 10-03-2012 07:47 PM

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I like it, but I was expecting a little more from it. After the installation, I was expecting a nice sound from it, that is why I got the 77 series (metal piping instead of plastic), but unfortunately no sound at all. I dont know how the other intakes sound on a 3.7, if they even make any sound. I have a couple of friends with Infiniti G37/FX37 (3.7 l engines) Lexus GS350 (3.5l engine) that have 77 KnN intakes on their cars and they sound like a beast.

Megatron 10-03-2012 07:59 PM

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Very nice my fellow Brooklyn Brother

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