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    Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD build thread

    Thanks for reading. One of the main reasons I decided to start this thread was to show people that these are more capable than they get credit for. Unfortunately the EPA cracked down on green diesel engineering’s tune before I decided to buy one. I guess I missed out on that product. Let me know...
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD build thread

    After that, we went and did one of the moderate trails called Fins and Things. It was obviously a walk in the park for the WK. The Lexus did great too. We went very slowly since my buddy doesn't know how to read a line yet, but we would talk through obstacles and I'd spot him. I have a really...
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD build thread

    I’ve done a couple trips in the last month or so. Here’s a quick recap. The first trip was just south of Quartzsite AZ. Its mid point between my new home and a childhood friends home so I’ll probably make this a normal spot. There’s a ton of space to do some light off-roading and the the whole...
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    Youtuber presents DIY 270 Awning videos.

    He did a great job on it. I already have a 270 awning, but mine isn't stand alone like that. Maybe I'll steal some of his ideas in the future.
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD build thread

    I started having a knock in the front end before I left WA. This is a typical WK issue where the bushings that attach the front diff to the frame wear out. I got some new bushings and had the opportunity to fix it this weekend. You need a ball joint press and an air hammer with a few attachments...
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD build thread

    That may be true. I haven't owned a wk2 so I couldn't say. I can say that I've liked every other Grand Cherokee I've owned.
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD build thread

    Now I get what you mean as far as performance goes. I did stiffen up my suspension after adding all of the weight to jeep, so you may have to do similar upgrades once you add a winch. In my case, the back seemed to wander more than the front (the tent and spare tire carrier are probably to...
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee WK (2005-2010) as ExPo vehicle

    I have a CRD WK that use as an expo vehicle. It’s a great platform and I’m glad to see others are building them too. Here’s a pic of mine:
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    WH(WK) Expo to Iceland with family August 2013

    Looks like this was an awesome trip! It’s also a much longer adventure than I’ve ever done. I’m really impressed with the planning and preparation that went into it.
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD build thread

    I don’t have an actual number, but the Jeep starts to heat up under a constant load in over 100F. I’m calling it an airflow issue for the intercooler because it’s 60% blocked by the winch/mount and temps drop as soon as I let off. Summer temps are gone so I won’t be able to replicate the issue...
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD build thread

    I’ll check both out.
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD build thread

    Does the WK2 retain a low range/quadradrive2? I test drove a 2011 that didn’t have a low range, or I couldn’t figure out how it worked. As far as drawer systems go, I don’t think I’d put one in this Jeep. I’m constantly changing my set up and they add a lot of weight. They’re fun to build if...
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD build thread

    Sounds like you had some fun adventures! Are they documented on this forum anywhere?
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD build thread

    Thats a great question. I never had an issue in Washington, but my intake temps got a little ridiculous when I got to Phoenix. I haven’t hurt anything yet, but I plan on relocating my intercooler for better airflow before next summer.
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD build thread

    Thanks! I see you’re enjoying a WK as well. These things are so much more capable than they get credit for.
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    Awning verses an ez up

    While I don’t use my awning all that much, I’d rather have the room in my truck for other things. My vote would be awning that you don’t have to lug around over a bulky EZ-up.
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    1997 Jeep ZJ Larado Project: Redemption

    The WJ platform is a great one. Sorry to hear about your ZJ
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    Beerdy's 2001 Suburban for a family of 6

    Looks like a fun build. I thought about a suburban before building my latest Jeep. I don’t have 6 people so the build would have been closer to what suboverland does. I think sliders are a pretty good way to start testing your fab skills. If they hold up, you’ll feel confident building things...
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD build thread

    Thanks man! It’s been fun so far. Seems to be a lot of overlanders driving around in the Phoenix area. Now I’m just trying to figure out if they’re on this forum or not.
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    Post Pic's of your Jeep

    Here's my Jeep. It's a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD.
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