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post #1 of 217 (permalink) Old 09-21-2008, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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Well since I live in an apartment and don't have a garage, this will be more like a build thread for the XK.

This picture was taken a few months after purchase, still bone stock.




The first real mod to the XK was the front tow hooks. For some reason I never took pictures of the install or the final product.

After that came the rear trailer hitch. I'm still trying to figure out why that wasn't an option on a $30,000 + vehicle that has a trail rated badge?












2007 4.7 Liter XK | Front OME MD Springs w/Superlift Preload Spacer | Rear 4" Superlift Springs | Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks | JBA UCA's | Rusty's Rear Adjustable Track Bar | Black Rock 997 Wheels | Fred Goeske 1/4 Inch Wheel Spacers | 305/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R w/Kevlar | Airflow Snorkel | Flowmaster 40 Series Muffler | Superchips Flashpaq | Mopar Skids | 4xGuard Belly Guard | American Rebel Rear Diff Cover | Rear Powertrax No-Slip | Front E-Locker | Rear Heat/AC Delete

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Not long after i finally got the XK over to the tint shop for some 20% tint on the two front windows. I think i paid about $60 dollars to get it done. Its not cheap here in MD.

After getting the windows tinted the commander stayed that way for a while. I wasnt to sure if i was actually going to go off road with it or not since it's a $30,000 + vehicle.

The next mod I almost forgot about. Ahmed, one of our forum members, was able to order me a 4.7 L badge from Saudi and sent it here to the U.S. This is by far one of my faveorite mods. I hated that stupid flex fuel badge on the rear lift gate.




Finally after owning it for about 7 months my little bother convinced me to take it in the mud in our back yard. Thats when i realized that i really didnt like traction control which led to this next mod.

With the help of you guys on the forums I installed a switch to manually turn on/off the traction control.








2007 4.7 Liter XK | Front OME MD Springs w/Superlift Preload Spacer | Rear 4" Superlift Springs | Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks | JBA UCA's | Rusty's Rear Adjustable Track Bar | Black Rock 997 Wheels | Fred Goeske 1/4 Inch Wheel Spacers | 305/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R w/Kevlar | Airflow Snorkel | Flowmaster 40 Series Muffler | Superchips Flashpaq | Mopar Skids | 4xGuard Belly Guard | American Rebel Rear Diff Cover | Rear Powertrax No-Slip | Front E-Locker | Rear Heat/AC Delete

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On Aug 2nd I was finally able to meet up with some of the guys on the forums on an off road trip to Wharton State Forest in NJ.



I had communication problems with my CB radio on the trip due to the garbage magnetic mount antenna I had so I installed a 4' fiberglass antenna on the rear of the XK.









2007 4.7 Liter XK | Front OME MD Springs w/Superlift Preload Spacer | Rear 4" Superlift Springs | Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks | JBA UCA's | Rusty's Rear Adjustable Track Bar | Black Rock 997 Wheels | Fred Goeske 1/4 Inch Wheel Spacers | 305/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R w/Kevlar | Airflow Snorkel | Flowmaster 40 Series Muffler | Superchips Flashpaq | Mopar Skids | 4xGuard Belly Guard | American Rebel Rear Diff Cover | Rear Powertrax No-Slip | Front E-Locker | Rear Heat/AC Delete
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After reading adamag25's thread on Quick Disconnects i decided to make this my next mod.















2007 4.7 Liter XK | Front OME MD Springs w/Superlift Preload Spacer | Rear 4" Superlift Springs | Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks | JBA UCA's | Rusty's Rear Adjustable Track Bar | Black Rock 997 Wheels | Fred Goeske 1/4 Inch Wheel Spacers | 305/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R w/Kevlar | Airflow Snorkel | Flowmaster 40 Series Muffler | Superchips Flashpaq | Mopar Skids | 4xGuard Belly Guard | American Rebel Rear Diff Cover | Rear Powertrax No-Slip | Front E-Locker | Rear Heat/AC Delete
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About a week prior to the September 5-7 Off Road Trip in VA i happened to go online at work and noticed that Scrion4x4 had his 2 inch BDS lift for sale. I really didn't want to go with BDS lift but due to the price i really couldn't pass it up. After running that lift for a few weeks I absolutely love it and am glad I got it. Unfortunately since I was in a rush to get it installed prior to the Off Road trip I was unable to get pics of the install.

And of course a few pics from the trip to VA!












2007 4.7 Liter XK | Front OME MD Springs w/Superlift Preload Spacer | Rear 4" Superlift Springs | Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks | JBA UCA's | Rusty's Rear Adjustable Track Bar | Black Rock 997 Wheels | Fred Goeske 1/4 Inch Wheel Spacers | 305/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R w/Kevlar | Airflow Snorkel | Flowmaster 40 Series Muffler | Superchips Flashpaq | Mopar Skids | 4xGuard Belly Guard | American Rebel Rear Diff Cover | Rear Powertrax No-Slip | Front E-Locker | Rear Heat/AC Delete
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Nice pics... Waiting to see your next mod...

4.7L, QT-II, Old Man Emu 2" Lift, 1.5" wheel spacer (spidertrax), rear grab handles, front tow hooks, cross bars, no 3rd row seat, Alpine - Type-S 6" x 9" 3-Way 260w peak power (85w RMS), Alpine - 6-1/2" 2-Way 300 watts peak power (100 watts RMS) , Pioneer AVIC Z2 with CD-DVD-MP3 player, Bluetooth, backup camera, GPS, iPod controller, K&N intake, Gibson Cat Back, Cobra 29 night watch CB radio, with Wilson 5000 Antenna. Stage 2 Jet Chip, Grill Guard, Lower Crome Facia, More to come...
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great job on your garage.

2007 RED ROCK CRYSTAL PEARLCOAT SPORT 4X4 3.7L V-6 210-HP

CURRENT MODS: EFX CHROME NERF BARS, SHORTY ANTENNA, JEEPCOMMANDER.COM AND XK STICKERS (YES THOSE ARE MODS), OEM JEEP SIDE WINDOW VENTS

FUTURE MODS: ADDING PARTS EUGENE THE JEEP DONATED TO ME (OEM JEEP CHROME BUG SHIELD)
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I like your way of selecting mods, effective and not very costly. ... maybe you should add the 4.7L badge too.

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Oh yeah, I forgot about the 4.7 L Badge that Ahmed sent from Saudi. Thats one of my faveorite mods. Ill have to see if i can dig up a picture and insert it in order. Thanks for reminding me!




2007 4.7 Liter XK | Front OME MD Springs w/Superlift Preload Spacer | Rear 4" Superlift Springs | Bilstein 5125 Rear Shocks | JBA UCA's | Rusty's Rear Adjustable Track Bar | Black Rock 997 Wheels | Fred Goeske 1/4 Inch Wheel Spacers | 305/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R w/Kevlar | Airflow Snorkel | Flowmaster 40 Series Muffler | Superchips Flashpaq | Mopar Skids | 4xGuard Belly Guard | American Rebel Rear Diff Cover | Rear Powertrax No-Slip | Front E-Locker | Rear Heat/AC Delete
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I found a picture of the 4.7 L badge and posted it in sequence. Thanks again Ahmed!




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