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97 Jeep Wrangler 5.3l V8, Lifted, Locked, 3/4 Link, Stretched To Unlimited, 37's on 2040-cars

US $16,500.00
Year:1997 Mileage:114000 Color: Red
Location:

Pacific, Washington, United States

Pacific, Washington, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:Convertible
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:5.3L Chevy Vortec V8
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 1j4fy29p4vp400702 Year: 1997
Make: Jeep
Model: Wrangler
Trim: SE Sport Utility 2-Door
Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Convertible
Safety Features: Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Drive Type: 4wd
Mileage: 114,000
Exterior Color: Red
Disability Equipped: No
Number of Cylinders: 8
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

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!

Drivetrain:

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

Suspension:

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.

Armor:

Rokmen HiLine front fenders
Barnes 4x4 1/4" Skid plate
Savvy corner Armor
Custom front and rear bumpers

Misc:

CB
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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