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

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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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:30:00 EST

UPDATE: Here is the statement we received from Chrysler regarding NHTSA's query: "Chrysler Group LLC advised the National Highway Traffic Administration of the six reports and, in accordance with the Company's long-standing practice, is cooperating fully with the resulting investigation. Customer safety is paramount at Chrysler Group. Customers who are concerned may call 1-800-853-1403."
It appears that Jeep's repairs for nearly one million Grand Cherokees from 2002-2004 and Liberty models from 2002-2003 might not be over yet. The vehicles were first recalled in November 2012 because the front airbags could suddenly deploy without being in an accident. Now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening a recall query into them because of reports of inadvertent activation on some already corrected vehicles.
The original problem affected over 919,000 vehicles worldwide, including 744,822 in the US, and was caused by a degrading circuit in the wires that control the airbags. In some cases the airbag warning light would come on just before the premature activation, but in other cases it would just happen. The automaker installed an "in-line jumper harness with an integrated electrical filter" meant to eliminate the power spikes believed to be the cause.

LA-bound 2014 Jeep Wrangler special edition gives us the Willys for $25,795

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The Jeep Wrangler might be the reigning king of special editions, but with sales records being broken almost all year, this plan is obviously resonating with buyers. Joining new models like the Dragon Edition and Polar Edition, the 2014 Jeep Wrangler is adding a new Willys Wheeler Edition to pay homage to Jeep's military heritage.
Getting ready for its big debut at the LA Auto Show, the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition is inspired by early Willys CJ (Civilian Jeep) models with exclusive styling and upgraded off-road goodies. Starting with a Wrangler Sport, these upgrades include a Dana 44 rear axle with limited-slip differential and 3.73 gears, along with meaty BF Goodrich KM Mud Terrain tires mounted to the Willys Wheeler's black 17-inch wheels. For more of a classic Jeep look, this model adds a gloss black grille, "Willys" hood stickers and rock rails to protect the side sills. Jeep is also tossing in a D-ring, tow strap and gloves that are all kept in a special carrying bag.
When it goes on sale early next year, the Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition will start at $25,795 for the two-door model, while the four-door will start at $29,595. There's an official press release posted below, and we'll be sure to have live images of the special-edition Wrangler live from the LA Auto Show floor later this week, so stay close.

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According to a recent report, the Jeep Wrangler is the most popular SUV for customization, and this is backed up by the fact that the iconic off-roader was just named the Hottest 4x4-SUV at SEMA for the fourth year in a row. Looking for ways to keep its customers in-house rather than going aftermarket, Jeep and Mopar are always teaming to offer exciting new parts and pieces for the JK Wrangler.
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