After having my 97 TJ for almost 10 years, finally comes a time that I have to part with it. Late December 2014 I picked up a Black 2005 LJ, 6speed, with just over 9k miles on it. Both hard and soft tops.
Here is my 97 TJ that's for sale currently.
Now onto the LJ...
The Jeep is completely stock, has not seen a day of snow and was barely driven in the rain. The PO purchased it back in 05 and never really drove it, he never even took the hard top off and the soft top is still rolled up in the rear from the factory with the wrapping still.
Now here is some pictures.
When I went to pick it up.
As you can see, the PO didn't even sit no the actual seats. He sat on blankets..
Soft top still wrapped up as from factory..
Also, the under carriage is spotless. He had the Jeep undercoated even though it never was winter driven. The markings on the bolts can still be read.
Engine is also very clean with still factory markings everywhere.
Here are the two jeeps side by side
First order of business was getting my tires mounted over, front speakers and put my radio into the LJ. Took some improvising on how to get this done as I wanted to keep the ravines. I had to take the tires over to a shop to be unmounted and balanced but that meant leaving a Jeep tireless.. Good thing that both Jeeps had spares
Here it is now sitting on my 31s now..
Just a couple of shots from the Jeep.. Love the all black look. At first I didn't like the chrome grille but it seems to be growing on me the more I look at it. I'm a big anti chrome on a Jeep but this one I might have to keep
On the maintenance list right away were to replace the OPDA, new oil and filter (Wix & Mobil 1 Synthetic) and also I checked and greased up all the front boots on the Jeep. Considering the Jeep has just over 9k miles, hopefully the repair list stays low for the time being and I can just enjoy the Jeep.
The old OPDA appeared to have some wear on it, kind hard to see but it wasn't nearly as bad as some others I've seen.
With every Jeep there is quirks, this one has some minor ones but I think I am still getting used to the 6cylinder and 6speed tranny compared to my 2.5L & AX15.
- Rear window appears to be rattling a bit over bumps and doesn't seem to like to sit in the actual soft top window holders.
- Shifting 1st & 2nd seems little notchy and just appears a bit odd. Appears to be normal though for these transmission from what I read.
- The gear pattern emblem on the shifter is sideways and I want to turn it around so its straight while looking at the shifter.
- While reversing and if I suddenly let go of the clutch it sounds like a clack comes from the Jeep. Not sure if this is a characteristic of NSG370 transmission or what? I checked underneath the transmission mount is solid. Anyone have ideas what this could be?