2000 Wrangler - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Your Other Rides: Pics & Videos Post your pictures of your non-GM vehicles. Also discuss mechanical problems regarding your non-GM (Car vids not yours should be in the lounge)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-18-2010, 10:44 AM   #1
Retired Administrator

True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
GunsOfNavarone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Williamsport, PA
Posts: 2,854
Thanked 167 Times in 129 Posts
GunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud of
Default 2000 Wrangler

Here is a pic of my 2000 Wrangler. Bought it from a Volvo dealer in TX in 2004. It had 102k miles, female driven, always registered in TX- one owner. Put it on a car hauler and brought it to Illinois. It was in awesome shape, high miles but not a drop of rust. Installed a Full Traction lift kit. Excellent kit, horribble instructions. Took me 3 months to do lift, mostly at night. With good instructions maybe 2 full days. My retired buddy thought I'd never get the Jeep put back together. Also changed to American Racing rims bought on Ebay (runied the cosmetics of the rims when I put cleaner on them and didn't wash it off soon enough). This Jeep is a mall crawler- never sees mud. Lost the before lift pictures- it makes a huge difference in appearance.
Attached Thumbnails
2000 Wrangler-jeep.jpg  
GunsOfNavarone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 11:51 AM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
sawgunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Dover, NH
Posts: 7,122
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sawgunner is on a distinguished road
Default

looks sweet now hwere ya going muddin
sawgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 12:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
judgemikdredd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clawson, Michigan
Posts: 478
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
judgemikdredd is on a distinguished road
Default

what are those 33'*? i take it that you have the stock axles in with no major modifications. is it a manual or a automatic
judgemikdredd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 12:41 PM   #4
Retired Administrator

True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
GunsOfNavarone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Williamsport, PA
Posts: 2,854
Thanked 167 Times in 129 Posts
GunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud ofGunsOfNavarone has much to be proud of
Default

Yes they are stock axles and 32'*. Did the 3" lift because it allowed Jeep to still fit in garage height wise and the tallest lift without having to modify drive shaft. Full Traction (the lift kit engineer) knows what works and what doesn't. Did a lot of research before selecting which kit to go with. One of the biggest mistakes I made during the conversion was buying Harbor Freight spring compressors. They were cheap and they were brutal. Should of rented some real ones or bought some good ones. The springs were not easy to compress.

This Jeep has been trouble free other than a water pump and radiator. I consider most Chrysler products as a short life product, the Jeep Wrangler as an exception. The nice thing about this Jeep is it is fairly easy to work on. I am not quite a backyard mechanic. Without boards/ forums like this I would never of been able to do something like this.

Also want to mention we bought the Jeep mainly because we wanted a convertible for summer time. Unless you have Purple Hazer'* money to buy and maintain a 60 Bonny ragtop, most convertibles are expensive to maintain, lose their value and overall a pain in the butt. The Wrangler IMHO is not and a good and fun summer vehicle. This is a 6 cyl/ 5 speed.... and it is a dog on the highway. Perfect vehicle for a summer drive to DQ, brutal vehicle for a trip to Florida.... Take the Bonny on real trips.
GunsOfNavarone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 01:40 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
sseiyaaround's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: lansing, MI
Posts: 440
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sseiyaaround is on a distinguished road
Default

you can get urself in some deep puddles with that badboy =] my buddy has one the same year i think and its fun to drive around w/o doors etc.
sseiyaaround is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 05:15 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
judgemikdredd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Clawson, Michigan
Posts: 478
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
judgemikdredd is on a distinguished road
Default

i take it you have stock gears in those axles then, if you want it to be a bit less of a dog thorw a set of 4.10 gears in there.
judgemikdredd is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2000 SSEi faint knock/ rattle @ 1000-2000 rpm. xbr733 2000-2005 7 05-23-2014 04:14 PM
2000+ sle or ssei dash cluster in 2000+ se? ov3rclock3d 2000-2005 2 08-21-2010 10:46 PM
2000 Crome Rims KZMSSEI 2000-2005 6 06-17-2009 12:19 AM
2000 SSEI Suspension bommers Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 10 11-11-2003 04:51 AM
2000 SSEI vs. 2000 Golf GTI VR6 2000_GalaxySSEi General GM Chat 33 08-29-2003 08:27 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:25 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.