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post #1 of 2 Old 08-22-2018, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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1997 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

With an expanding family, I have purchased a 4runner. I love this jeep and have enjoyed having it in the family. I have used it as my daily driver for the last 10 years and have enjoyed everything about it. This is was built to be a very capable daily driven jeep. The a/c blows cold.

In the title I say it is a Rubicon, but if you know Jeeps you would know that the rubicon was not offered in 1997. This is an opportunity to get a rubicon at a fraction of the price. Stock rubicons are currently going for 15-20k.

I am calling this a rubicon because it has the most important part (locked dana 44 front and rear axle). It is hard to get stuck with this thing. That being said if you try really hard you still can.

Below is a list of things on this rig:
-dana 44 front axle with e-locker (4.10 gear) (the gear is important for driveability with large tires)
-dana 44 rear axle with e-locker (4.10 gear)
-2.5" BDS lift (lower center of gravity than most TJs with 35" tires, which allows it to be more driveable)
-Custom front fenders which allow for 35" tires with a low lift
-JKS adjustable control arms (front and rear)
-35" Goodyear Wrangler Tires (95% tread front and 25% tread rear)
(if you do any serious offroading with 35" tires, D30/D35 axles will break)
-Currie Steering System
-custom front and rear bumpers that are indestructible (and don't rattle)
-hard top

-Oil changes every 4k
-new headlights
-New rear brakes 6 months ago
-4.0L engine just rebuilt
-manual transmission rebuilt at 167k

Possible concerns:
-I have upper slider windows, but several months back they wind caught part of it and broke the frame off. It really doesn't look that bad and I like the slider better than soft uppers, so I left it on there. I have purchased replacement black uppers that will be going with the jeep.
-paint is faded, specially on the hood

I am probably forgetting some things. Really this is a great rig and I hope it goes to someone that will take care of it.

I don't come on here too often, so if you are interested email me with my screen name at hotmail.

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97 TJ, d44 arb locked, 2.5" bds lift, 35" tires, JKS adjustable control arms
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