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, 30 Jul 2013 10:01:00 EST
Chrysler has some good news and some bad news. First, profits were up 16 percent over the second quarter of 2012, bringing the Auburn Hills, Michigan-based manufacturer $507 million on the back of strong demand for trucks and SUVs (a recurring theme this quarter, particularly in the US). Q2 revenue was up as well, from $16.8 billion in 2012 to $18 billion in 2013. The bad news is that the Pentastar's overall earnings forecast for net income in 2013 has been trimmed from $2.2 billion to between $1.7 and $2.2 billion, according to Automotive News.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:02:00 EST
In addition to the adjusted net income forecast, Chrysler tweaked its operating profit from $3.8 billion to between $3.3 and $3.8 billion. This has gone largely unexplained by Chrysler, perhaps hoping the news of a three-percent increase in its transaction prices for Q2 will allow it to sweep this adjustment under the rug.
The star of the show for Chrysler has been its US sales, which saw a 10-percent jump, both bettering the industry average of eight percent and improving over the same stretch of 2012. As with the increase in transaction prices, Chrysler has the new Ram pickup and Jeep Grand Cherokee to thank. Perhaps most worrying from this report, though, is that every brand in the automaker's stable saw an increase in sales... except for the Chrysler brand itself.
The jig is up, the noose is out, we finally found it: the Renegade that Jeep has made, retrieved for a bounty.
Sun, 28 Apr 2013 15:05:00 EST
Okay, enough of that. Meet the Renegade - Jeep's cute little compact crossover that makes its official debut here at the Geneva Motor Show. We recently brought you a massive Deep Dive into what makes the Renegade tick, and we're now getting our first live look at the tiny Jeep, live from its coming out party in Switzerland.
With the exception of associate editor Jonathon Ramsey, who doesn't know what he's talking about, we at Autoblog are kind of smitten with the little Jeep - it's a really unique package, featuring details that really make it kind of special (notice that jerry can pattern in the taillights, for example). Jeep will offer the Renegade with either a 1.4-liter turbo-four (from the Fiat 500L) or a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four (from the Dodge Dart), with either a six-speed manual transmission or a nine-speed automatic. There will even be a Trailhawk version with four-wheel drive - properly trail-rated, to boot. The Renegade also features a nifty new My Sky removable roof panel system, giving this little cutie sort of a baby Wrangler feel.
In 2011, Chrysler announced a $72-million investment in its Toledo Machining Plant to modernize production of the eight- and nine-speed torque-converters for automatic transmissions made there. That upgrade work won't be finished until Q3 of this year, but Chrysler has already announced a further $19.6-million investment to increase production capacity for the nine-speeders.
The extra units will be necessary because the nine-speed transmission they'll be mated to is going into three popular models: it will debut on the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, then go into the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart. The company predicted that this year alone it would sell 200,000 units equipped with the nine-speed tranny, and it is spending some $374 million in addition to the investment in Toledo to upgrade production capacity for it.
The work attached to this new investment won't begin until Q3 of 2014, and it will be finished by the end of that year. There's a press release below with all the details.