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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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:01:00 EST
Fiat has just finalized a deal originally set up in January between it and China's Guangzhou Automotive Group to bring Jeep production to China. It remains unclear which models will be built, although we're wagering that it'll be the 2014 Cherokee. What we do know, now, is where production will take place.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:44:00 EST
According to Automotive News, Guangzhou originally wanted production to take place in its home assembly plant in its namesake city. Fiat has battled to send production to a joint venture facility established between Guangzhou and Fiat in the town of Changsha. The joint facility won out, and now the factory, originally built in 2010 with a 140,000-unit capacity, will see Jeeps rolling out of it.
Currently, the GAC-Fiat factory produces the Fiat Viaggio, a jointly developed product that is closely related to America's Dodge Dart. And while it remains unclear as to which model will join the Viaggio on the assembly line, that model is understood to ride on Fiat's Compact platform. The only Jeep to share those underpinnings is the new Cherokee, so there's not much connecting of dots needed to see why this scenario would make sense.
It's been some time since we've heard anything about fires related to the Jeep Wrangler (foreign or domestic), but it sounds like the go-anywhere SUV could be in hot water once again in China. Bloomberg is reporting that the Chinese government is ordering Jeep to investigate the matter and, in the meantime, also recommending Wrangler owners to not drive their vehicles in "extreme conditions" due to a "relatively high risk" of catching on fire.
Wed, 07 May 2014 11:32:00 EST
There is no indication as to how many vehicles or which model years are affected, but the previous fire problems in both the US and China - which led to investigations but no recalls - were traced back to automatic transmission fluid leaks. The article, however, does not say what the potential problem is this time around as Jeep has not released a comment on the matter. The official notice, in Chinese, can be found here.
During the Fiat-Chrysler briefings on Tuesday, Reid Bigland, head of Ram Trucks, outlined the new product plans for his brand, including confirmation that an all-new light-duty Ram 1500 will launch in 2017. From there, discussions spun off in two directions, with the main questions being: will Ram build a midsize pickup? And, following Ford's move to extensively use aluminum in its new 2015 F-150, will Chrysler be using this weight-saving material for the next round of its fullsize truck, as well?
"I think there is room for a Ram 1000," Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne (pictured above) told members of the media, saying this is a conversation the automaker has been having internally for several years now. "We've tried this ... we've actually taken it to clinics," Marchionne stated, adding that the "response has been lukewarm."
"I have better use of aluminum in this house than a pickup truck." - Sergio Marchionne