Jeep Wrangler TJ Classic 4x4

Lifted Jeep Wrangler TJ Offroad Extreme!

Jeep Wrangler TJ available as 1997 to 2006 models featured an all round coil-spring suspension and a return to the classic CJ's round headlamps. If you want a taste of the original Jeep the Jeep Wrangler TJ is a direct descendant and a great choice for the beginner to the seasoned offroader.


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  • Engine - Standard: Inline 4 - 151 cid (2.5 L) -> 148 cid (2.4 L)
  • Engine - Optional: Inline 6 - 242 cid (4 L)
  • Hp: 190 (4 L 2000-2006)
  • Torque: 235 ft/lbs (318 N-m) @ 3,200 RPM (4 L 2000-2006)
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual (AX-5 AX-15 NV1500/NV2550 NV3550 NSG370)
  • Transmission: 3-speed automatic (30rh 32rh)
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic (42rle)
  • Turning radius: 33.5'-36' feet (10.2m-11m)

Good performance, especially with the 4L engine.

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Size & capacity

  • Dimensions: Wheelbase = 93.4″ (237cm) - Track = 57.8 - 58.5″ (147cm-149) - Overall Length = 155.4″ (395cm) - Width = 66.7″ (169cm) - Height = 70.8″ (180cm)
  • Weight: 3,092-3,832 lbs (1402-1738 kg)
  • Seating: 4
  • Towing capacity: 2000 lbs (907 kg)
  • Payload rating:  800 lb (363 kg)
  • Wheel bolt pattern: 5 x 4.5

Short and light weight.

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  • Ground Clearance: 8.6″ (22cm) 
  • Suspension front: coil springs
  • Suspension rear: coil springs
  • Axles front: Dana 30 - Dana 44 (Rubicon)
  • Axles rear: Dana 35c - Dana 44 (6 cyl and Rubicon)

Great suspension and strong axle choices.

Modification / Lifting tips

Try to find a 4.0L TJ to start your project. A Rubicon would be the best, but they are also more expensive.

Dana 44 front and rear is great for a Jeep Wrangler TJ on 35 inch tires. You need about a 4-6 inch lift to fit the bigger tires.  Get the gears lowered to 4:56 and consider air-lockers for serious offroading. A winch would be nice also 🙂

Dana 60 front and rear for anything bigger!


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Classic Jeep Wrangler TJ 4x4 Pictures

1998 Jeep TJ Wrangler

6"lift 35" tires, jet stage 2 chip, cold air intake, 4:56 gears, 4.0 stroked, winch to come, has detroit locker in rear, a rb in front. I go wheeling in Clayton, Ok I like rocks but there is a lot of mud in my area so its ok too.

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1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ Sport

1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ Sport. - Rick says he is pretty much a newb to 4 wheeling. He's been in the lowrider truck thing for years thought and would do something new. Rick takes his Wrangler wheeling around Little River Canyon...mostly old dirt roads and a few river crossings, power lines...steep muddy hills and huge mud holes.

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1998 Jeep TJ

Bought this on a Thursday bone stock. Was up in the mountains on Saturday with 4 inch Terra Flex lift, 35inch MTs, and a warn 8274 winch. Future mods will be airbag suspension and beefy axles. Love the Rocky Mountains and wheeling Moab! If your ever in Colorado, let me know. Always ready to go wheeling!

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1997 Jeep TJ

1997 Jeep, TJ - This is Jay's first off road vehicle and it has provided his family many hours of fun and exploring, since retiring from the fire service a couple of years ago. Jay's son also has a Jeep TJ, 2000 year model, also modified, providing us some great family times together.

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Thrandur Arnthorsson

Thrandur is the chief-editor and owner of 4x4 Off Roads and an 4x4 off road enthusiast. Living in Iceland he loves to share the coolest 4x4 trucks and supporting more offroad freedom.
Thrandur is the author of the Udemy course How to modify your cool 4x4 truck!.