SPECS
Horsepower
190 HP
Torque
235 LB-FT
Curb Weight
3721 LB
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive
Engine Size
4.0 L
Transmission Type
Automatic
MPG (City/Highway)
16 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

I bought this Jeep new in early May of 2004, it was one of the first Unlimited Wranglers sold in North America.  They only came in one spec at that time which was loaded, so unfortunately it's an automatic transmission.  Like many Wranglers, it has been heavily modified over the years, but it's too much of a pain to enter all of this in WheelWell.  First, it was raised 2" and I installed wheels from a Wrangler Rubicon (which are still on it) and the 21" tires that came with the wheels.  I also stripped the entire interior and had it professionally lined with Rhino liner.  Eventually, I installed adjustable control arms and springs to lift it 4" (which actually ended up lifting it about 5") and installed 33" GoodYear MT/R tires.  I also converted the transfer case output to fixed and installed a custom Tom Woods driveshaft, swapped the front Dana 35 axle to a Dana 30 from a Cherokee as they are a true front axle and much stronger.  The differential gears were changed to 4.56 ratio and an Eaton E-Locker was installed in the rear.  There were many other mods including trackbars, swaybar disconnects, tie-rods...  It stayed in this configuration for a number of years during which I took it on multiple trips to Moab and other places for offroading. After a while, I stopped off-roading and wanted it to be a little more quiet, comfortable, and road-friendly, so I decreased the lift to 3.5" (wish I had gone down to 2.5"), installed new shocks and 32" All-Terrain tires.  I also installed a new top this winter as the old one was completely worn out.  I still have some tweaking to do, but it drives very nicely for a 3.5" lifted vehicle and is great for summer driving with all of the windows out.  I have used it to go up to Tahoe as well, but I really need a hard-top as the snow almost collapsed my newly installed soft-top in a big 40" snowstorm last winter.

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