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    2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ Build

    Nice find; I recently sold my 03 WJ. Like you, I bought a laredo for several of the reasons you listed; dirt simple and bulletproof I6, selectrac combo, no dual zone HVAC with dreaded blend doors to deal with. While true it doesnt enjoy the aftermarket support of say a JK, there are plenty of...
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    SSF556 Build Up - 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD

    "I did a quick search on using "diesel jeep" and found three for sale in the $10k range. Mileage wasn't crazy either." I hadn't heard of that resource. Thanks for the heads up, I ll give it a try.
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    SSF556 Build Up - 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD

    Tell me about it; the trouble has been finding one that doesn't already have 150-200k miles on them. In your opinion, how many miles is the 3.0 good for assuming regular maintenance?
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    SSF556 Build Up - 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD

    Thank you both so much for the information and the link. I am currently on the hunt for a CRD powered WK with the QD 2 powertrain to replace my well-built and well traveled WJ which I sold in 17.
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    SSF556 Build Up - 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD

    Scootr, What is the gear ratio in your axles, I know that it is different for grands with the CRD and the Hemi, but I cant find the info online anywhere... Thanks in advance.
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    2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel Limited 4x4 - $8000 - East Texas

    I know this posting is a little old, but is this rig still available by any chance?
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    An Intro To Me And My Build (2015 Diesel JGC)

    welcome! The jeep sure looks sweet. I have always had a soft spot for grands. What suspension is your jeep running from the factory? Is it the air ride equipped?
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    Nissan builds a frontier

    like it alot, but yeah, wished they had started with a pro4x. Its a cool find though!
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    Nice looking WJ, IMHO, they are really capable out of the box and with few upgrades make awesome DD/weekend warriors. I really like the rubicon wheels on them as well. Here is a pic of my rig that I recently sold. man I miss this thing. Anyway, good luck on your build.
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    2007 WK CRD #olaf

    Nice looking Jeep and I love your rear plate bracket... You LE?
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    Price Drop! 2012 Nissan Xterra Pro-4X (ARB, Shrock, OME, etc.)

    Free Bump for a very nicely thought out and executed build. GLWS!
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    First Family Vehicle "Build" - '16 JKUR

    Did you hike the lighthouse trail while out there? It's definitely my favorite hike in the park, though there are plenty of other cool places to explore too....
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    Ford Escape e/x Build

    Glad you are back among us.......I always look forward to your posts. The bracket design looks great, will be nice to see the whole rack mounted up on your rig. They say necessity is the mother of all invention......its also a great source of frustration and profanity:sombrero: Sorry to hear...
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    Jeep Base Vehicle Selection for First NEWB Overland Build

    In a WJ, the Laredo package nets you cloth seats. As far as size goes, the WJ is smaller than it seems. Slightly larger than the XJ and yet smaller than a JKU. I regularly travel with JKU guys and have no problems fitting down the same trails. As for ZJs, they are definitely a good candidate...
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    Post Pic's of your Jeep

    That is so stinking awesome, wow!