This 1997 Jeep Wrangler is a rugged 4x4 that has been given a
terrific fuel-injected V8 upgrade to really enhance its off-road
prowess. And while you can see the exterior has been upgraded to
enhance the ruggedness, too, the interior delivers some of the
added comforts that come from a Jeep that is a few generations
younger than the CJ. It all lets you know there has been the right
investment made to create your ideal 4x4.
The exterior has the off-road equivalent of a "murdered out"
appearance. The whole body is covered in robust liner paint,
including the desirable half-doors and hardtop roof. Within this
darkness you can also spot more upgrades like the sturdy steel
front bumper, rear bumper with tow hitch, 15-inch ProComp wheels,
and rocker rock sliders. And while the full package is about
darkness there are bright LEDs for the headlights, auxiliary
lights, and back-up lights to make sure this dark machine can turn
night into day.
The interior continues some of the robust details with
weather-resistant seat covers and a full liner paint floor
(including the clean rear cargo area.) But what you'll really
appreciate is how this is a driver-quality and driver-ready SUV.
That means a proper center console, cup holders, and an upgraded
AM/FM/CD stereo with Bluetooth. This even has provisions for
factory air conditioning (it will likely need a recharge to blow
cold again.) Dual airbags, a full gauge package, a tilt steering
column, and a modern safety cage are all part of what makes a
custom Wrangler like this also quite practical.
The LS/Vortec line of motors is the choice for those who want
modern power with classic Chevy small block style robustness. So
it's nice to see the fuel-injected 5.3-liter V8 upgrade under the
hood done with care. You'll spot good supporting components like an
aluminum radiator with electric fan, an Optima red top battery, and
an OEM computer. We're even told this is possibly a cate motor
recently installed, and it certainly has the appearance of a fresh
build. The same goes for the five-speed manual transmission. So
while it's unknown if the odometer reflects the full actual
mileage, you also know there has been plenty invested in many newer
and fresher components that upgrade the power and robustness. The
4x4 drivetrain with two-speed transfer case, Fox shocks, AntiRock
front sway bar, and deep tread on the Mickey Thompson Baja off-road
tires continue the go-anywhere prowess of the Wrangler name. But
with power steering and four-wheel power disc brakes, this is ready
for in-town adventures, too.
This has a terrific V8 upgrade that's showcased with such an
awesome rugged blackout package. So if you love attitude and true
prowess, don't let this custom Wrangler slip away. Call