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Unread 03-26-2010, 11:00 PM   #1
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Differences between the TJ model years

Considering a wrecked jeep for a parts rig and I'm wondering how much different a 04 is than a 97?

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Unread 03-26-2010, 11:02 PM   #2
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Different cowl; seats; gauges; roll bar padding; wipers; headlight switches; rear seat brackets; soft top brackets on roll bar; transmissions...the list goes on and on.

most things, however, will still swap in with each other
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Unread 03-26-2010, 11:04 PM   #3
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Different cowl; seats; gauges; roll bar padding; wipers; headlight switches; rear seat brackets; soft top brackets on roll bar; transmissions...the list goes on and on.

most things, however, will still swap in with each other
all the parts to do a 4.0 swap in?
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Unread 03-26-2010, 11:38 PM   #4
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all the parts to do a 4.0 swap in?
Thats an interesting question. I know the 97 has a distributor and the 04 doesnt. I am assuming the transmissions line up the same. I want to say that it would work relatively easily but dont take my word for it. Im sure someone on here will post up who knows for sure
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Unread 03-26-2010, 11:50 PM   #5
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My buddy has an early model year '97, and told me once that he has found many differences and incompatible items to a later model year '97 and up. I couldn't tell you what exactly all he was referring to, but it made him very angry and animated when he was telling me this.....
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Unread 03-27-2010, 06:26 AM   #6
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Here is a link from the FAQ:

Changes to the TJ over the model years
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