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Old 10-14-2013, 11:22 PM   #1
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Question What years are better from 1997-2006?

We are looking to purchased an older used Jeep. I had a 1997 Sport back in the day and loved it. We are specifically looking for the TJ years 1997-2006 with the 4.0L I6 manual transmission.

Was there any specific issue with certain years or trim models? Any of these years have anything that made them standout? We are happy to take our time to find the right Jeep.

I appreciate any insight you all may offer.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:29 PM   #2
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I dont know about difference in years but the Sahara has the D44 rear end and I would look for one just for that unless you arent going to wheel much or are planning on building it. If you just want a little lift for bigger tires and better stance for occasional wheeling the Sahara would be sweet! Or to keep it stock even. Its a killer option IMO

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Old 10-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #4
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Scroll down to where this article talks about TJs. I own one in this range with the 4.0L/D44/3.73/Manual combo, and aside from the usual D44 seal problems, it's been the lowest maintenance Wrangler I've ever heard of. I wish it wasn't rusting...

10 Best Jeep of All Time - Jp Magazine
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:51 AM   #5
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Thanks for the insights. I am looking at a couple of Saharas this weekend. O appreciate the article reference as well! I'm sure I'll have a few more questions down the road...so to speak
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:58 AM   #6
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its really like asking how do you like your steak cooked. there is so many different opinions. myself i own a 99 and i love it. but the great thing about jeeps you build it the way you like it.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:55 PM   #7
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Now that u mention it I like my steak rare. I've had no serious problems w my 00' Sahara. Only thing I don't like about it is it has the coil rail system.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:33 PM   #8
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My 06 Sport has a D44 rear and D30 in the front from the factory. 3.73 gears and automatic.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:38 PM   #9
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IMHO, I think that Jeep finally got it right in 1997. Anything above that is gravy.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:41 PM   #10
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In 05 they changed the opda/CPS setup and it has taken quite a few cams out in the 05 06 years, also really annoying tick most of them produce even when the issue is corrected. Personally It didn't stop me from snagging my 05 lj, just to hard to find around my parts.

All I can say is it seems that all wranglers have they're quirks.

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