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I finally got some pics on photobucket,so.........
these seem to be the only stock pics i can still find



my first mods were under hood. the required HEMI orange paint, and I built my own (not-so-cold) air intake.:p I built it out of pvc parts from lowes

I used a "street" elbow and a larger size pipe to give it a smoother look, but I didnt want the big lip on the inside to mess with airflow so I tappered it smooth.
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I used a coupler (same size as the elbow) to mount the filter on,and smoothed the inside of it as well. heres how it looked before,cant find the after shot

I painted the elbow with black wrinkle paint, and had the tubing covered in chrome vinyl.I used a T clamp and a bracket to mount/support it behind the headlight, and the stock coupler @ the TB. I drilled a hole in the tube to put the IAT sensor in(snug fit no grommet) and just put a vent filter on the other side for the pcv system.http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=15393


 

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The next mods were to debadge & drop it :) I used wk bilsteins and wk eibachs..
I also blacked out the pillars

next I color matched the trim then I got a mopar front lip.It was silver,so i decided to plastidip it black to see how it looked

I was kicking around some ideas with the window trim:
white:


and black:


put havent decided yet.also I whited out my 3rd brake light.I LOVED the look, but during the day it was VERY hard to see when applied.


but was ok @ night!

sorry for the crackberry pics.
 

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I did the grille mesh mod as well. i ran out of time the 1st day and didnt paint it...these are better shots of the front lip also



I liked the look ok, but the bare mesh wasnt gonna stay that way,so I went ahead and painted it.. grey mesh and,for now white plastidip, just in case :D



cant forget my JG sticker!:cool: Had a sign shop make a bigger one. It's SUPPOSED to look like etched glass(and the samples on clear did) but my tint changed the look :(

Then my exhaust :cool: Cherry bomb vortex muffler and dual challenger tips :thumbsup:http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=27865&highlight=duals




well, I did a few things fairly quick,so i didnt get lots of in between pics
I put my stock rear springs back in to keep from bouncing off the stops with stuff in the back,plastidiped the mopar lip& then the sides white,and got new,bigger tires 245-70-17 goodyear silent armour's

 

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I painted the calipers awhile back


also put in a catch can



and an ADDCO rear swaybar

much beefier:)


I've heard people say the included bushings/brackets were no good to use, mine were ok,however i did have to open up the bolt holes. I used a diegrinder to make them fit,only took a few min.

also the holes in the sway were a bit tight for the stock end links-more with the grinder, but not bad.
 

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The chrome vinyl i used on the intake didnt like the heat this summer and got all out of shape, so I got rid of it, painted the whole thing silver,and added a heat sheild, so now it IS a CAI :slapfight:I switched the little spectre filter i had for a bigger AFE as well

I made the sheild out of a piece of corregated plastic- no heat soak. havent gotten the weatherstriping for the top yet though
 

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You do nice work. Looks good.
 

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I need to update this thread!
A while back i tinted my tails. store was out of vht, so i got rustoleum. mask,tint,dry,wetsand,clear,dry,wetsand,polish! Also blended my 3rd brake light



The pressure washer removed theJG stickers i had, so i had a shop make me some new ones out of the vinal they use for wraps- one piece VERY tuff!


My water pump started leaking a while back,but i like to do more than one thing at a time. I was thinking about advancing the stock cam, but after discussing it with Ryan,decided not to.( I like high rpms too much:D) However, for the sake of keeping it together at my beloved rpm's I got a 6.1 tensioner for it.The dealer had it for like $30,got a new timing cover seal for insurance NOTE:
my local dealer only has the 5.7 gasket listed WITH the whole cover!!:eek:
I got the 6.1-sans cover. dont understand the thinking,but if you need one....

5.7 tensioner


6.1
 

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my upper rad hose was getting poked by some nubbs sticking out of the fan shroud, so i smoothed it down

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after


Yay for new stuff!


I wanted to make it more spiffy, so i got a stainless hose from summit, but the ends only go up to 1-1/2" thats the top rad size,but the t-stat housing was bigger... so after hasseling the local autozone guys for a long time, I got a housing for a '77 360. as is, the tstat set into the groove,and wouldn't push to seal it, so out came the sander.


TA DA!

for good measure i cleaned up the jagged edge inside as well (sorry forgot pics)
then i got this bad boy!

it's sfi rated & 20% underdriven


needs a smaller belt

fits pretty good

under construction :)
 

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had some issues with the damper bolt, but finally got it!

bad part was i had to pull the rad & fan to do it :mad: dumped alot of steering fluid


some water too, but most was from the steering/fan system. If you are going to change ,flush this out, get it first.my dealer only had 2 qts! had to order more- takes a lot. and it aint cheep! $35 for 2 qts! :eek:
after changing the tensioner,water pump,hoses,and oil i took a short trip-2 hrs. last time evic showed 15.4 this time was 15.8, and i stomped it a little more :thumbsup:I still need to change plugs soon, but almost 1/2 mpg (75 on hwy + some in town) and a much quicker revving engine to boot!
 

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Good to know about the thermostat housing in case I go the same route later on.
 

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Baby finally got some new (to her) shoes :D
Thanks vdub18t !

285/30/22 toyo proxes on Status Dynasty wheels








It's unreal how much the handeling improved from just this swap!
she really needs a bath, but its supposed to storm,so....
 

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Got some toys for fathers day! :D presents that are also mods WIN-WIN!



The i-simple ,really is.just plug it in between the radio and the harness,it has 2 small harnesses and they connect to each other as well. there is one small plug thats not used,so i taped it off


there is a small 12v output that i also didnt use-taped it off also


I also am not using the rca's,so.....


I used velcro to hold the main module out of the way



and a small piece for the 12v+ fuse


in order to keep the rca's from making noise/rattling,i taped them to the ipod cord with foam insulation tape




i put the main module above the radio- it's out of the way and so light its not goin anywhere


then i put the little fuse against the back wall above where the radio will be



I ran the cable behind the glovebox, under the console up next to the seat until i decide on a more permenant spot.I looped the extra out of the way behind the box
 

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Changed the plugs. not quite 30k on them and they had opened up to .050 !
doesnt sound like much, but it was a big plus on the butt dyno


got her cleaned up a bit.



here's some good shots of the stainless upper hose,I like shiney stuff!
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the ziptie is only TEMPORARY till i find the bracket i want :thumbsup:

 

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Well, i cant find the stainless bracket i want, so I used what i could get. I didnt want to chance it since I'm driving to MI tomorrow then on to NJ. This way its sure to be supported. I got a piece of hose to use as a sleeve and cut it in such a way it wont slip apart




then i put the support clamp around it and screwed it into a small hole i drilled in a fan support


Its not shiney, like i wanted,but still looks pretty good IMO
 

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these tires are really low-pro so my wk eibachs were leavin to much gap



so I pulled the fronts



and cut a coil off each stock front spring-1/2 @ a time as to not go too far


blacked out the knuckles while I was at it :thumbsup:


Much better :D






 

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Damn looks nice!!! You got balls cutting them springs! haha
Really nice.. Me like white. :)

How did you cut your springs?
Thanks!

DISCLAIMER : I only cut the fronts, the rears you cant because the top/bottom coils are tighter for mounting purposes.

I used a circular saw with a metal cutting blade. I have cut the front springs on my xj/mj's before with good luck - i know some people frown apon it, but i just had to
i even got some rake back :D

I've been lookin for a stocker to do a side-by-side with, but no luck yet. It only measured 1/2" drop from the wk eibachs, but sure seems like more.
 
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