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Icon10 I did it, I went to the JEEP side....

So as many of you may or may not know I no longer have a Ranger, traded it over a year ago for a 2002 F350. Well after a year of owning it and it starting to decline, I have decided to go to the dark side and buy a jeep. well here she is, a 1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L 5speed manual. I have already done some modifications to it. It was wheeled and wheeled hard before I bought it. It already had the following modifications upon purchace:

4.5inch Superlift suspension lift kit
Custom front bumper
Plenty of mudd and undercoat where it shouldn't be...HA

Since I have owned it I( when I say I, I really mean Justin and Stone have helped out a TON, so when I say I, I really mean Them with me helping.) have done the following modifications:

33x12.5x15 BFG KM2's
adjustible front track bar
new shocks all around
new steering stabilizer
Completely new rear brakes
Black Stainless steel door hinges
Removed side steps
new Plugs/Wires/ Distributor Cap and Rotor
Idlier Pulley
Belt
Removed Spare Tire(replaced with Black stainless steel bolts
De-badged

here are the stock photos:

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now the pictures of us working on it:
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Stone thought it would be funny to play with the badges lol.... Look what he figured out..

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This is Justin after we dealt with the stock track bar for over an hour:

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I took my try on it, it finally took Stone and myself to get it out.

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And Here is what she looks like right now:

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The Light Bezel used to be chrome( Chrome doesnt go on this jeep)

There is still a lot to be done before it is ready for off-roading but she is coming along.
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Good looking Jeep!
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jeep looks awsome, i love that color!
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Looks pretty sweet. The Ranger looked WAY better though.
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about time you post pics lol stone told me about this a few weeks ago. i bleave i was texting him when you were going to get it lol. any way looks great man and i like the sticker mod lol
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nice jeep.. makes me think of my old 97 wrangler..
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about time you post pics lol stone told me about this a few weeks ago. i bleave i was texting him when you were going to get it lol. any way looks great man and i like the sticker mod lol
HAHA yea yea brandon I know, I have taken my time. haha yep had to still think I owned a ranger for a little while...
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she's turning out to being a nice little Heep just a few more things to really bring her along
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Did you buy those tires and wheels from DeathbyPSI?
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Did you buy those tires and wheels from DeathbyPSI?
ya I called him about them like right after they where posted told him to get his *** over there
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I thought they looked familiar haha
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Nice jeep man. Real clean
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Looks good i wish i had a tj. I am guessing since its a sport it's got the dana 44 rear?
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Nice, I want one of those for a trail rig.
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nice i like everything but the interior that would drive me nuts
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Nice Grant. I'll have to check it out. I'm hopefully coming up that way before I leave again. You down for a couple beers?! lol
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Nice Grant. I'll have to check it out. I'm hopefully coming up that way before I leave again. You down for a couple beers?! lol
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Looks good i wish i had a tj. I am guessing since its a sport it's got the dana 44 rear?
nope sport is the base model so it came with a dana 35 and the dana 44's didnt start in the TJ's until the Rubicon.
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nice i like everything but the interior that would drive me nuts
oh it absolutely drives me nuts, i am converting it to grey/black, slowly
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Looking good man! I'm in the process of getting rid of the ranger for a jeep
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deep down inside, your jeep wants to be ranger. i'd rock the WrangLer sticker and see how many people notice.
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Looks great, thats exaclty what I want to find...
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nope sport is the base model so it came with a dana 35 and the dana 44's didnt start in the TJ's until the Rubicon.
Sahara TJs had D44s out back with (i think) 4.10s.

Was that 350 you had a diesel?
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Sahara TJs had D44s out back with (i think) 4.10s.

Was that 350 you had a diesel?
7.3L 6-speed Manual ZF trans, Manual T-case, crew cab long bed vinyl floors
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so what declined to make you get the Jeep?

I would have traded my ranger for a 7.3 6 speed in a heartbeat.... back when it was worth trading ha
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