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Old 04-25-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
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Smile My new to me 98 Wrangler - Progress...

I just got my 98 Wrangler Sahara a couple of weeks ago.

I bought it off Ebay and got kinda screwed. When it got here (via transport company ) I found that it had a very loud engine noise (Lifter). Once it warmed up it would begin to smoke pretty heavily, and the oil pressure would drop to about 5 pounds. It has 170K miles on it, and I was not too worried about the 4.0 with higher mileage. I think this one had overheated at some point. It had a rubber freeze plug near the back of the block as well.

I just sucked it up, and with some help from the guys at my shop we rebuilt an engine for it ( I had a 98 Grand cherokee engine that had spun a rod in the back of the shop )

It runs great now, and is super clean for a 98 with 170k miles.


This past weekend I installed a 2.5" Coil spring w/ shocks lift. I have ordered some black steelies, and am planning on ordering 33x10.50 BFG KOs tomorrow. The front bumper was made buy a guy I work with. I am just posting pics as I go... Yall let me know what ya think ( Good or bad )

BTW - How do you post a picture on here without adding it as a link?









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Old 04-25-2010, 09:39 PM   #2
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sweet lookin Sahara man! Good luck with it. I have a 98 too and I love it.

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Old 04-25-2010, 09:44 PM   #3
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Very nice. Those tires will really look good.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:59 PM   #4
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Very nice... pick yourself up a black soft top for it too...if only for the summer months. It'll look really nice then

And I agree...those wheels and tires will make a world of difference!
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:10 PM   #5
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Well, too bad at first, but it sounds and looks like you ended up with a really nice ride!
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:12 PM   #6
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i fixed the pics for ya. check out this thread to learn how to post a pic.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:22 PM   #7
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jgano23, Thanks for fixing the pics, and thanks for the link on how to post pics.

Thanks for the comments guys, I ordered the tires today... Maybe I will have pics with the new tires and rims by Friday.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:55 PM   #8
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nice wheels
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:02 PM   #9
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It looks like it's in great shape. My first Jeep was almost identical to yours minus the hard top...and so the obsession began!

Good luck with your build!
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:03 PM   #10
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I got my tires and wheels today. 15x8 wheels with 33x10.50R15 BFG KOs.





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Old 04-29-2010, 07:29 PM   #11
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Looks awesome! I love those tires I am running those on my F250 at the moment.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:11 PM   #12
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"way up firm and high"

but... I really liked the original wheels
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Wheels are a sweet add!
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:58 PM   #14
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I like the original wheels too, but they have too much backspacing. I thought about using them with wheel spacers, but I just don't like the idea of wheel spacers.

I may be adding a 1" body lift to the Jeep next. It does not rub, but if I were to get off the pavement it probably would.
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Looks good man
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:07 PM   #16
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very nice
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:27 PM   #17
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great looking jeep... i just wish i could afford 33's... working on finding some
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:31 PM   #18
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White letters in on black rims. Just givin you a hard time. There is a thread all about white letters in/out
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I have noticed that most have the white letters in with black rims. I guess it's just my preference to have them out. I just like the look, it breaks up all the black.

I will have to check out the thread about it.
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Looks good.

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