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Default 11/2008 Belly Skid
UPS is running late tonight, check out what they just dropped off...

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Default 11/2008 Mojave Road
did nearly 900 miles this past weekend visiting the Mojave Preserve and running the Mojave Road. the jeep ran perfect, no issues doing 85 on the freeway then airing down and running across the desert for days, love my WJ!!

here's a pic from the trip:


rest of pics... http://picasaweb.google.com/kristoff...veRoadJeepTrip
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Default 12/2008 Some Scenic Runs SW of Phoenix
did some scenic runs this weekend. it rained last week, so we found plenty of mud... here's the dirty Jeep:

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Default 12/2008 Snow!


video of me getting stupid in the snow at the Cinders in Flagstaff, AZ:


and a hill climb in the snow:
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Default 12/2008 Freak snowstorm near phoenix
just happen to be out wheeling just north of Scottsdale, AZ today when a freak snow storm came through!





http://picasaweb.google.com/kristoff...26BartlettLake

on a not-as-fun note, one of my IRO front coil spring retainers came loose... then when the spring hit the thing, it bent the sheetmetal where they mount to and stripped it... so now i have to get someone to weld a tube in there or something that will hold up better.
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Default 1/2009 Build Info
found this in some paperwork and wanted to keep track of it, so i thought i would just put it here!





and no, i'm not the original owner and didn't pay anywhere near that $38,405 sticker price!

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and here's my full build sheet with paint codes and such, so i can keep track of that!

Desc: 2003 ? JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 4X4 SPORT UTILITY 4-DR

*XL - Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
-T5 - Sandstone
ADEP - Cold Weather Group
AFFS - Luxury Group
AHX - Trailer Tow Group IV
APAS - Monotone Paint
ATCP - Radio-CD/Cass/10 Disc/Infinity Spkrs
AWBP - Quadra-Drive 4WD System
A83P - 4.7LHO Eng(EVC)/5spdA/T 5-45Rfe(DGQ)
BAZS - 136 Amp Alternator
BC6S - 625 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
BRYS - Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
CACS - Low Back Bucket Seats
CBWS - Highline Door Trim Panel
CFNS - Rear 60/40 Folding Seat
CGS - Supplemental Side Air Bags
CGUS - Child Seat Anchor System-LATCH Ready
CG1S - Next Gen Multistage Front Air Bags**
CJ2P - Supp. Side Curtain Frt/Rr Air Bags
CKDS - Floor Carpet
CKNS - Cargo Compartment Carpet
CKTS - Cargo Tie Down Loops
CLES - Front & Rear Floor Mats
CLGS - Covered Cargo Storage
CLHS - Cargo Trim Panel w/Storage Net
CLPS - Door Sill Scuff Pads
CSCS - Cargo Compartment Cover
CSRS - Passenger Assist Handles
CUDS - Mini Overhead Console
CUFS - Full Length Floor Console

DGES - All 5-Speed Automatic Transmissions
DGQ - 5-Spd Automatic 545RFE Transmission
DHAS - Lock-Up Torque Converter
DHFS - Quadra-Trac II On Demand 4WD System
DJJS - Dana 30/186MM Front Axle
DMEP - 3.73 Axle Ratio
DRKP - Dana 44/226MM Rear Axle
DSBP - Vari-Lok Progressive Front Axle
DSCP - Vari-Lok Progressive Rear Axle
EVC - 4.7L High Output V8 MPI Engine
GBBS - Tinted Windshield Glass
GCBS - Front Door Tinted Glass
GEGS - Deep Tint Sunscreen Glass
GEPS - Flipper Liftgate Glass
GFAS - Rear Window Defroster
GNCS - Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
GNKP - Rear View Auto Dim Mirror
GT3S - Power Mirrors, Fold-Away
GWAP - Power Sunroof
GXMS - Remote Keyless Entry
GXXS - Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
HAFS - Air Cond ATC w/Dual Zone Control
HGAS - Hood Insulation
HGDS - Deluxe Insulation Group
I39S - Route 39 - UP, Phoenix, AZ
JA6S - Electroluminescent Instr Cluster
JCBS - 120 MPH Primary Speedometer
JHAS - Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
JHBS - Rear Window Wiper/Washer
JJBS - Dual Note Electric Horns
JJJP - 12V Auxiliary Power Outlet
JKAS - Locking Glove Box
JKPS - 12V Auxiliary Power Outlet
JKYS - Power Accessory Delay
JPBS - Power Locks
JPDS - Power Windows, Driver One-Touch
JTFP - Power 10-Way Heated Memory Seats

K4BS - STRIPE/BADGE/MOLDING/COLOR
LACS - Illuminated Entry
LAGS - Warning Chime
LAZP - Vehicle Information Center
LBBS - Courtesy Lamps
LBCS - Glove Box Lamp
LCBS - Door Courtesy Lamps
LCES - Rear Courtesy/Reading Lamps
LDBS - Cargo Compartment Lamp
LETP - Traveler/Mini Trip Computer
LEWS - Radio/Driver Seat/Mirrors Memory
LMBS - Halogen Headlamps
LMGP - Automatic Headlamps
LNJS - Fog Lamps
LPSS - CHMSL Lamp
LSAS - Security Alarm
MDAS - Front License Plate Bracket
MFWS - Bright/Body Color Grille
MHAS - Black Windshield Moldings
MTBP - 4.7L HO Badge
MVAS - Limited Badge
MVBS - Grand Cherokee Badge
MVCS - Jeep Badge
MVEP - V-8 Badge
MWES - Side Roof Rails
MZBP - Quadra Drive Badge
NAS - 50 State Emissions
NBVP - Low Emission Vehicle (LEV)
NFPS - 20.5 Gallon Fuel Tank
NHFP - Power Steering Cooler
NHMS - Speed Control
NMHP - Hydraulic Engine Cooling
PXR - Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat

QXRS - Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat
RAAC - All Radio Equipped Vehicles
RBPP - AM/FM Cass/CD Radio w/Changer Ctrl
RCES - Infinity Speakers
RDDS - Fixed Long Mast Antenna
RDPP - 10-Disc Remote CD Changer
RDZP - Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Ctrls
SBAS - Power Rack and Pinion Steering
SCLS - Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
SDAS - Normal Duty Suspension
SUAS - Tilt Steering Column
TBLS - Inside Mounted Spare Tire
TBWP - Full Size Matching Whl Spare Tire
TWGP - P235/65R17 BSW AS Perf Tires
TZAP - Goodyear Brand Tires
WGW - 17" Aluminum Chrome Clad Wheels
WLZC - All Aluminum Wheels
XFHP - Class IV Receiver Hitch
XFKP - 7 Pin Wiring Harness
XFLP - 7 to 4 Pin Wiring Adaptor
XGDP - Universal Garage Door Opener
XGM - Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
XPFS - Protective Coating and Remover
YAAS - Build To U S Market Specifications
YEP - Manuf Statement of Origin
YGAA - Without Billable Fuel
ZKGP - Spring - Left Front
ZKYP - Spring - Left Rear
ZYGP - Spring - Right Front
ZYYP - Spring - Right Rear
Z6BP - GVW/Payload Rating
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Default 1/2009 Evil Jeep
silly yes, but i thought it was fun.... since my jeep is kinda Evil (all blacked out and no logos), i made a Decepticon sticker for my shorty t-case knob:

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Default 1/2009 Sway Bar Disconnect Holders
swaybar disconnect holders:

parts:
(2 feet) 3/32 coated braided wire cable
(4) 3/32 aluminum cable ferrules
(2) Swivel Thumb Clips
(2) eye bolts
(4) washers
(4) nuts





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Default 1/2009 Trimming anb bump-stops, etc
this has come up several times with people...

i junked the inside liners day 1, also had to remove the washer bottle right from the start, and i went ahead and ditched the fog lights. i might could have kept the fogs, but the tires were hitting them some, so i thought i would just take them out before running the risk of ripping them out on the trail.

as far as trimming, i masked off a nice clean line with tape and then used metal shears to cut the bumper... i have tried everything from a dremel to a jigsaw to a utility knife and found the shears to make a nice cut. a dremel with a sanding drum will clean up any ragged places you might make from starting and stopping with the shears.





that last pic was before i had appropriate bump-stop extensions (as you can see there's no room to turn much). i had to go with 5" extension front and rear even after some decent trimming. that doesn't leave me with much up-travel and so i'll eventually either fully commit and trim the crap out of the fenders (and then i can shorten the extensions)... or i'll go to a 6" lift instead of the current 4.5"... time will tell

fyi, this will vary greatly for everyone... even if you are running the same lift and springs. it not only depends on lift and your tire size, but the backspacing and width of your wheels will have a lot to do with it. there have been several people with similiar lifts and similiar size tires that haven't had to trim as much as i did.

and here are some pictures of how the rear is trimmed...



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Default 1/2009 Woodpecker Trail
wheeled quite a few of the obstacles on the Woodpecker trail:



























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