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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-29-2018, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up a 2006 Limited 4.7L QD-II, build thread.

Picked this up for a while $4k with 185k miles. In really good shape and loaded up, there is literally no corrosion on anything underneath it.

Had a few small chips in the paint, but was easily fixed my having a little bottle of matched paint mixed at Napa. Tires were also bald.
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Then I picked up a set of Rubicon Willy's wheels with 265/70r17 tires for $200 on Craiglist, tires are about 80% gone though. They bolted on with no spacers and did not rub at all, not even at full lock doing u-turns in either direction. Tire is very close to the upper ball joint stud though.
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For the interior I installed my old lifetime Sirius box that I've had for 10 years, wired it into the rear DVD system RCA's.

This Sirius setup also has an AUX in, so I bought a little Monster Bluetooth unit so I can also stream music though it, or take phone calls as it has a mic. It was only $15 at Walmart.

I also bought a can of Duplicolor Chrysler paint to get rid of the hideous woodgrain in the interior, now it matches the exterior.

The REC unit showed no navigation disc so I bought one, had to help it load into it and it still says no disc and won't eject. Any ideas to fix this?
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Today I installed the Rocky Road 2.25" spacer lift.
I have also done the following over the last few days:

Changed front and rear differential fluids to Royal Purple 75w-140.

Changed engine oil to Royal Purple 5w-30 with a Mopar Filter.

Replaced the water pump and thermostat since I discovered a very small leak from the pump.

Changed the transfer case fluid with Mopar NV245.

Blacked out the chrome grille and chrome strip on the hatch.

Full LED bulb swap in the interior.

Buffed the headlights with polishing compound since they were so yellow.

I've been buying most the parts online from Advance Auto because they have a 25% off coupon code and you can just select to pickup in store 30 minutes later. I have Royal Purple ATF and filters for the trans, as well as a B&M add a drain plug kit but first I have to repair a small leak on the cooler line crimp by the radiator.

At this point my total investment is about $4800. ��
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Looks good! I really love those dark colored seats, wish I had those!
Not sure what to tell you about the Nav disc tho...my XK has all the options also EXCEPT that head unit, so mine's aftermarket...
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2006 Dark Khaki Limited, Hemi, QD-II w/ all the options.
Inertia Performance Heads, Full SRT 6.1 Valve Train, Custom Crower Cam, Double Roller Timing Set, Trend Performance forged Pushrods, High PSI Oil Pump, ARH Long Tube Headers and Mids, Borla Catback, aFe Stage 2 Intake, AEM X-Series WB UEGO & 100psi Oil Guages, PowerStop Drilled & Slotted Rotors, MDS On Light, Kenwood in-dash Nav, HID Projectors and full LED lighting upgrade

Need to get it on a dyno....
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looks good man! Nice find

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Today I replaced the actuator behind the dash for the HVAC door, had the infamous clicking behind the dash.

I also fixed the small leak on the transmission line by the radiator. Then I dropped the trans pan, replaced both filters, and added a drain plug to the pan for clean changes in the future. Filled with 7 quarts of Royal Purple Max ATF and appear to be about a quart short, so back to the store in the morning.

I also went ahead and left the clutch fan off of the water pump, I understand this is only to supplement the electric fan on tow package equipped vehicles. Therefore I will leave it off for better mileage and power. Takes 5 seconds to spin on if I decide to tow something.
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Nice Work!
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cool, that xk is getting some loving!
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love the tran plug idea,
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