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General Information

Year
1998
Make
Jeep
Model
Wrangler
Color
Chili Pepper Red
Packages
Sport
History
I am the 4th owner.

The first owner had her for 8 years & 10 months. He registered her in Arlington, TX on July 1998. He kept her until May 2007 and had her serviced religiously for 80,000 miles.

The second owner had her from May 2007 until January 2010. He was local to me but I have no idea how well he kept her.

The third owner had her from January 2010 until February 2011. He claims to have never had her offroad but the dirt & mud in places where they don't belong tell a different story. He used her for an ashtray and generally filthied her up. He also claimed to have put only about 1000 miles on her.

I have her now and plan on getting her back where she needs to be & keeping her there.

2/2011:
New clutch

3/2011:
Fresh oil (Penzoil 10w-30), trans fluid (Penzoil 10w-30), gear oil in diffs, & transfer case (ATF+4)
New R&P gears & bearings in rear axle
New exhaust manifold
Repaired transfer case shifter w/ dealer kit
Replaced speedometer gear with 31-tooth gear
New shifter seal ring
Replaced mirror relocation brackets with fresh stock door-mounted brackets
2nd-hand soft top w/ tinted windows (great shape)
Black headlight bezels (hand painted)
Installed 6 slot fuse block with attached ground block mounted on firewall
Installed 2 12v power adapters (unswitched)

4/2011:
Raptor-lined inside entire tub
Removed the front & rear milk jugs & replaced with end caps
Painted interior console black
Replaced steering gear box & seals

5/2011:
Replaced rear sway bar link bushings

10/2011:
New 32x11.5x15 Goodrich A/T's.

6/2012:
New (used) ACM
Replaced power steering pump & pulley

8/2012:
New driver's side sun visor
Painted roll bar covers

10/2012:
New rear brake spring kits

3/2013:
Rebuilt transfer case
Completed painting of interior black
Iggee seat covers (black)
Painted wheels with Rustolem black bedliner

4/2013:
Removed mirror relocation brackets
Completed round LED tail light project
Replaced steering gearbox (warranty)
Replaced front sway bar links
Replaced valve cover gasket
Replaced interior door handles (pulls) with Yak kayak handles
Replaced rear pinion seal
Changed rear differential oil
New front trackbar

5/2013:
New 2 row radiator
New 192* thermostat

12/2013:
New steering gearbox (warranty)
New tie rod end on drag link (busted the boot on the old one)
New 2 row radiator (warranty)
New 192* thermostat

2/2014:
New heater core
New steering gearbox (warranty)

3/2014:
New steering gearbox (new)
New front lower control arms
New shocks (Hydro 7000's)
New steering stabilizer
New ProComp black steel rims
Balanced all 4 tires
Front end alignment

4/2014:
Adjustable tracbar
Front end alignment

4/2014:
New front upper CA's
New rear upper CA's
New rear lower CA's

Ongoing: regular oil changes
1998 Jeep Wrangler (Chili Pepper Red)

Modifications

Drivetrain
6 cyl 4.0L
Manual 5 speed
6 slot fuse block with attached ground block mounted on firewall (3/11)
Interior
Black interior
Carpet (in garage)
Cheap seat covers off my old 98 Cherokee
Raptor-lined tub (3/11)
Heavy-duty Husky floor mats front/rear (3/11)
Painted black center console (3/11)
2 12v power adapters (unswitched) (3/11)
Round Alabama logo cue ball shifter knob (6/12)
Blacked out all of dash, doors, & repainted console(3/13)
Black Iggee seat covers (4/13)

++Plans++
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Exterior
Rugged Ridge 7" fender flares
Full-length side step/running board
2-piece hard top
Soft top
Black headlight bezels (hand painted) (3/11)
Black diamond plate rocker panel guards (3/11)
Painted fenders flairs (3/11)
Removed the front & rear milk jugs & replaced with end caps. (4/11)
Rustoleum Bedliner on headlight bezels, running boards, fenders, & both bumpers (3/13)
Removed stock 3rd brake light and installed 2" LED in the center of spare tire wheel in it;s place (3/13)
Changed over to round LED tail lights (4/13)

++Plans++
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PDR
Paint touch-up
Audio
JVC stereo
XM radio

++Plans++
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Suspension
2" Skyjacker Budget Boost lift
Replaced rear sway bar link bushings w/ new Energy Suspension bushings (5/11)
Wheel and Tire
32x11.5X15 tires
Painted wheels with black Rustoleum bedliner (3/13)
Painted spare wheel with black Rustoleum bedliner (3/13)
New ProComp black steel rims (4/14)


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