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    Are all 4.0 engines the same over the years?

    My beloved 97 originally had a 2.5 in it. Prior to me buying it, a Jeep shop swapped the 2.5 out with a 4.0.... I was told it was a 01 or 02 motor. So now the oil pan (see photo) needs, or at least I want to replace it, in shopping there seems to be a difference 91-99 is one and 00-06 is...
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    What did you do to your TJ today?

    I like them in red much better than black...
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    What did you do to your TJ today?

    All together now finally.. Didn't take a photo of them, but I took the cast Yukon differential covers out of the boxes, masked them and painted them red (they came in black crinkle finish). Not dry, but lookin good. All this stuff gets installed in two weeks.
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    Posi-Trac or Lockers?

    In another 2 weeks or so it should be 100% Need to wait for the Sturgis motorcycle rally to finish before they start. Tuesday, I am delivering the drivers seat to a local upholstery shop to have the foam rebuilt. All that will be left is to choose the tires.
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    Posi-Trac or Lockers?

    Well, after some debating with friends on the subject, I decided against the posi trac. Watched some video's and was not impressed. I respect your opinion Jerry, and I've heard about the 35's snapping axles, but I'm not pushing limits or even going up in tire size.. So..... Decided I want...
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    Posi-Trac or Lockers?

    This 97 a 4.0 - automatic. Has a 3" lift. I've had it for 7 years as my daily beater, work horse and as another off road toy at our summer digs in the Black Hills. I want to up my game just a notch, as it sits it qualifies a 5 on most sanctioned events, I want to see some new trails... So I...
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    2022 Grand Wagoneer

    Mine has no tow package, and standard 5.7 engine.. 7,200lbs
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    What rear axle comes factory on a 1998 TJ?

    I looked up East Coast Gear after reading your post.... Spoke with Will just now, doing exactly what you did I think, but front and rear, hub to hub... 4:10s, posi traction front & rear, and rear disc brakes. I have a 3" lift. I head south around Thanksgiving for the winter, I will be timing...
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    2022 Grand Wagoneer

    Just got back from wheelin in the Bighorn's with the old Grey Mare (my TJ). My Wagoneer towed it 650 miles round trip with the cruise set at 71 getting 12.9mpg. Towed a lot of boats weighing about the same 5500lbs behind my Tahoes, never saw 11mpg. I'm happy with the Wagoneer for certain!
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    2022 Grand Wagoneer

    Well, obviously to me we have a lot of Jeep owners that couldn't afford one, so they have to knock it. I traded my 364 day old JL for a Wagoneer. I have owned a lot of cars, including the high end stuff. Loved my three Tahoes. Bought the JL in hopes it could replace the Tahoe.. Talk about a...
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    Oil pan replacement questions

    Having a bit of stuff done to my TJ this winter while I'm back in the tropics. Putting in 4:10 gears, lockers, front & rear and thinking of having the oil pan replaced. Mostly a peace of mind thing, was on some rocky trails yesterday, and it bothered me. It's beat up pretty bad, I use a pump...
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    Is it worth putting ARB air locker on Dana 35 and Dana 30?

    Thanks much, going to do some shopping... I will get the work done this early in the fall after the local rallys are done. Plan is: I'd like to end up with 4:10's (I think) have 3.08's now I'm told, she really drags on the grades. Also want to get lockers, and go from the 31's to 33's, have...
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    Is it worth putting ARB air locker on Dana 35 and Dana 30?

    Subscribed. Going to have some upgrades done over the coming winter. Didn't know the 30/35's were capable enough to retain.
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    Losing coolant question

    Makes sense