Author Topic: 2002 Jeep Wrangler *SOLD 4/21/18*  (Read 8292 times)

Onyx Dragon

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2002 Jeep Wrangler *SOLD 4/21/18*
« on: November 21, 2016, 04:44:28 PM »
Rubicon Express 3.5" lift
Dirty Dawg rear netting
Rampage soft top
Ultra Type 164 high polished aluminum wheels
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
Rugged Ridge flares
Rampage Bimini...can't really see it in pictures, though.
Front Nates4x4.com winch bumper, rear Nates4x4.com tire carrier bumper with high lift jack mount.

8/23/2017:

Bed liner applied to floor (Duplicolor Kevlar)









New Top (12/7/16):



Already looking at a 3 inch lift and 33" tires.

Update for lift, wheels, and tires (2/7/2017):









Updated for netting around rear compartment (2/23/2017):



Updated for the new fender flares (3/1/2017):




Updated with side mirrors for when the doors are off (4/29/2017):


Update for new bumpers:







Update, lined the floor:




« Last Edit: April 22, 2018, 09:39:48 AM by Onyx Dragon »

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2016, 05:15:58 PM »
Fancy.

How many miles on it?

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 06:36:26 PM »
Fancy.

How many miles on it?

106,000.  It's going to take a little getting use to :lol:  Sounds like the windows are always open, you hear every little thing, and it definitely transfers the engine vibrations more than the XJs or WJ I've had.  For all that, I really like it so far.  Glad I got this instead of that 335xi that I was looking at.

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 09:56:24 PM »
Looks nice.  Still would love to have one of these, especially now that I'm living up in north Georgia.  There's Jeeps everywhere. And they have the huge Jeep Fest every year just south of here. 

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 11:17:50 PM »
Meaty would approve...
1967 Ford Fairlane - Sold
2011 Mazda BT50 - Current
2008 Toyota Aurion ZR6 - Sold
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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2016, 06:58:01 AM »
Looks nice.  Still would love to have one of these, especially now that I'm living up in north Georgia.  There's Jeeps everywhere. And they have the huge Jeep Fest every year just south of here.

I was a little skeptical about getting it over the BMW, but after two days, I already know I made a MUCH better choice.  You'd love one

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2016, 08:28:53 AM »
I was a little skeptical about getting it over the BMW, but after two days, I already know I made a MUCH better choice.  You'd love one

Cool.   4x4? Manual or Auto?   Had a '98 Grand Cherokee and parents had a '94 Cherokee. Both 4.0 and Auto.  I think I would want a manual behind the 4.0 after having 2 with autos.

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2016, 10:17:02 AM »
Looks like an auto to me. Trans dipstick is behind the valve cover.

I don't think you could buy a TJ in 2wd. Though you could easily swap a XJ 2wd front beam axle in and pick up a XJ 2wd transmission...

I still prefer driving my TJ over anything else. Maybe it's because I've put 123k miles on it and am just comfortable in it, despite it being a TJ.
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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2016, 12:10:07 PM »
Cool.   4x4? Manual or Auto?   Had a '98 Grand Cherokee and parents had a '94 Cherokee. Both 4.0 and Auto.  I think I would want a manual behind the 4.0 after having 2 with autos.

4X4 auto.  The three speed is part of the @need to get use to" stuff.  It is definitely different than my GC and XJ.


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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2016, 12:11:03 PM »
Looks like an auto to me. Trans dipstick is behind the valve cover.

I don't think you could buy a TJ in 2wd. Though you could easily swap a XJ 2wd front beam axle in and pick up a XJ 2wd transmission...

I still prefer driving my TJ over anything else. Maybe it's because I've put 123k miles on it and am just comfortable in it, despite it being a TJ.

Right now the soft top is pissing me off.  Came out of the front rail last night driving along the road.  Trying to figure out why right now.

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2016, 01:24:47 PM »
What kind of soft top is it? I am going to assume a replacement Bestop. Make sure the support that goes over the rear window is adjusted so that the top is pulled real tight when the top is hooked to the rear tub. A royal pain if below 50 degrees.

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2016, 11:30:43 AM »
What kind of soft top is it? I am going to assume a replacement Bestop. Make sure the support that goes over the rear window is adjusted so that the top is pulled real tight when the top is hooked to the rear tub. A royal pain if below 50 degrees.
Lands end I believe it said.  It looks like the previous owner. It is missing a front seal it look like, there are rivets that have popped or are being pulled out, and some scratches on the inside of the frame. The front of the frame is slightly bent as well. I ordered A new one Sunday. Just waiting for to come in.

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2016, 01:48:58 PM »
Very nice jeep! engine bay looks well kept!

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2016, 09:34:22 AM »
Needed to get a new top.  The old one kept popping out of the channel in front, plus there were several popped rivets, and poorly replaced parts.  Went with a Rampage top.  It doesn't have the sunrider option, but it came with tinted windows for the same price as one without.

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2016, 09:49:47 AM »
Well, according to my insurance co and carfax, this is actually an X. Going to look up the differences.


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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2016, 03:15:18 PM »
Well, according to my insurance co and carfax, this is actually an X. Going to look up the differences.


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Here a good Jeep message board for people of my age. I only thing I can say is that your Jeep shares no parts content with the 1975 Pacer X :P

Which, happen to be my first car and the car I lost my... Never mind...  :lol:

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2016, 03:46:23 PM »
And now it might be an Apex.  WTF :lol:  It has everything an Apex would have except the hood doesn't say Apex on it.  The interior is specific to an Apex.  That being said, Jeep is notorious for letting you option the hell out of things, and dealers order custom builds all the time.  I'm wondering if someone didn't take some liberty in ordering/buying this one.

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2016, 04:50:56 PM »
Don't fret over the model designation. Short of a D44, the rubi goodies and various wheels the TJ models were all the same, some just had different stickers.

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2016, 10:55:33 AM »
Don't fret over the model designation. Short of a D44, the rubi goodies and various wheels the TJ models were all the same, some just had different stickers.

Yeah, I'm going to look into a D44 in a year or two, and I'm going to look in to getting a 4 speed from a 2006 if this trans ever goes out.

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2017, 08:55:02 PM »
Updated for the new pics.

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2017, 09:24:26 PM »
Lookin good. Those TJs ride way better than the YJ I had for a while.

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2017, 03:44:34 PM »
Updated pic

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2017, 09:49:25 AM »
New fender flares.

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2017, 11:14:37 AM »
Looking good. How rusty was the factory hardware?

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Re: 2002 Jeep Wrangler
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2017, 11:40:29 AM »
Looking good. How rusty was the factory hardware?

It wasn't bad, actually.  Though some of the bolt mounts would just spin, so I had to grind them down as far as I could before poking them out of the fender to get the new bolt and screw in for them.  There was a ton of dirt inside the rear wheel well liners.  I pulled them down and a ton of dirt fell out.