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UPS is running late tonight, check out what they just dropped off...



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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/kristoffersmith/20081114MojaveRoadJeepTrip

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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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just happen to be out wheeling just north of Scottsdale, AZ today when a freak snow storm came through!








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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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!




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




*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



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


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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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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swaybar disconnect holders:



(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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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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wheeled quite a few of the obstacles on the Woodpecker trail:





























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