This Jeep started life as a 1997 TJ Wrangler. I frame stretched it 15" to match the dimensions of a Jeep LJ Unlimited. The difference is the full stretch is behind the door giving a 108" wheelbase. This allows the use of a factory LJ soft or hard top while giving excellent approach and departure angles.
This Jeep runs and drives great. Tons of power when needed, and docile and easy to drive when you don't. Would work well as a daily driver or a dedicated trail rig. Drive to the trails, wheel, and drive home. Cruises down the freeway great - and even gets over 20 MPG at 60 MPH. Of course, does amazing on the trails.
Has lots of room in the back for gear. Has working OBD2 port for diagnostics and emission. No codes. Will need a catalytic converter to pass a visual inspection if you have one.
Only selling due to being burned out on this project. Time to start something new.
Frame stretch, suspension, and tires all like new. Four trail runs and a few thousand miles on the road.
Lots of time and money went into this one, own something that is truly unique!
GM 5.3L V8 with 90K miles, Sanderson headers, Dynomax VT muffler, custom exhaust, H3 Alpha oil pan, PCI wiring harness, Custom tune
4L608 transmission with 45K miles, winters shifter, B&M cooler
NP231 transfer case with wide chain, 6 gear planetary, novak cable shifter, super short SYE
Rear JK Dana 44 axle with 4.10 gears, ARB locker, 35 spline Nitro alloy axle shafts, Blue torch fab cover
Front JK Dana 30 axle with 4.10 gears, poly performance gussets, axle sleeves, synergy HD ball joints, Blue torch fab cover
Tom Woods custom front drive shaft, custom rear drive shaft
Power steering cooler
Lincoln MKVIII electric fan controlled by the PCM
Custom Aluminum radiator
37" X 12.50" X 17 Goodyear MTR tires on JK Rubicon wheels
3 link front suspension, 4" Currie springs, Metalcloak Duroflex joints,11" travel Rancho RS9000 adjustable shocks, Currie Antirock sway bar, track bar with Currie Johnny joints, HD poly performance 1 ton ball joint drag link.
4 link double triangulated rear suspension, 4" Currie springs, Metalcloak Duroflex joints, 10.5" travel Rancho RS9000 adjustable shocks, Currie Antirock sway bar.
Rokmen HiLine front fenders
Barnes 4x4 1/4" Skid plate
Savvy corner Armor
Custom front and rear bumpers
Alpine CD player
Polk Audio speakers
Like new OEM top
This is an awesome Jeep that gets looks everywhere I drive it. It isn't however a show Jeep. It has issues with the paint and some dings. Also the parking brake is not hooked up (never bothered me since it's an automatic) and the heat and defrost settings work but the vent setting does not.
Please feel free to email me with any questions. I have more pictures on my photobucket I can direct you to, and some videos.
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:30:00 EST
Toyota and Lexus stormed the 2014 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards, winning a combined 18 categories including best brand and best luxury brand. This marks the third year in a row that both automakers have won the Brand and Luxury Brand resale value awards. In all, Toyota won 11 categories and Lexus won seven.
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Honda made a good showing, as well, winning two segments (Accord Plug-In Hybrid and Civic Si) and putting one car on the top-10 Best Resale Value list (CR-V). Chevrolet did even better, winning two segments (with the V6 Camaro and the Corvette) and placing three cars on the top-10-overall list (again, the Camaro and Corvette, plus the Silverado 1500).
The other winners came from Jeep, Dodge, Infiniti, Subaru and Audi. To give you a clearer picture of the Toyota and Lexus domination, their 18 mentions represents more than half of the 34 awards (including the top-10-overall list).
Facing a possible recall totaling around 2.7 million of its most popular SUVs, Chrysler remains insistent that the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty are safe vehicles. This comes on the heels of a recall request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for these two models due to fuel tanks mounted behind the rear axle, which could possibly be ruptured during severe rear-end collisions, leading to an increased risk of fire. In response to the allegations, Chrysler says that it does not agree with NHTSA nor does it plan on recalling either vehicle.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 09:45:00 EST
Chrysler said both SUVs "met and exceeded" the requirements for fuel-system integrity, and cooperated fully with NHTSA since the investigation was opened in 2010. While 15 deaths and 46 injuries have been reported from fires caused by rear-end collisions on these models, Chrysler is claiming that the vast majority of incidents cited by NHTSA were "high-energy crashes," including one where a stopped Grand Cherokee was rear-ended by a tractor trailer going 65 miles per hour.
The automaker wraps up by saying "NHTSA seems to be holding Chrysler Group to a new standard for fuel tank integrity that does not exist now and did not exist when the Jeep vehicles were manufactured." Scroll down for Chrysler's official response to NHTSA, but we're pretty sure this isn't the last we've heard on this issue.
We've known for some time that the new, Fiat-based baby Jeep (which may or may not be called the Jeepster) is set to arrive at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. What we weren't sure of was whether its platform mate, the so-called Fiat 500X, would be doing so alongside or at a later date. Well, according to Reuters, we'll get to see the first all-wheel-drive 500 later this year in the City of Lights.
Yes, we can expect the 500X to arrive at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, according to an official with an Italian trade union. The unnamed source cited retooling at Fiat's Melfi factory, in southern Italy, which currently produces the Grande Punto. It's expected that the newest member of the growing 500 family will replace the Suzuki SX4-based Fiat Sedici, although when the X will go on sale remains an open question.
According to Reuters, both the Jeepster and 500X will be built alongside each other in Italy. Whether the 500X will cross the pond with it's slat-grilled cousin, though, remains to be seen (we're leaning towards yes).