Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lowered Jeep Wrangler: an insult to off-road enthusiasts

This '97 TJ Jeep Wrangler had its 4WD setup and its stock automatic transmission removed, and was retrofitted with the driveline of a RWD Chevrolet Opala, an Opel-based Brazilian sedan similar to the South-African Chevrolet Ranger and fitted with some engines offered in the Chevy Nova, including the "Iron Duke", also offered in the Wrangler as a factory option for a while.

Its wider wheel arches actually would look good in a race car oriented to the Pikes Peak, but the owner of this Jeep said it's an "asphalt cruiser". So, wouldn't make more sense to get another vehicle for this purpose?


  1. This just makes no sense. If there was difficult to get the original driveline why not to use components from Japanese 4WD vehicles such as the Toyota Hilux? The same Aisin AX-15 used in the Wrangler was also used by Toyota with other name. And would be a great trail rig with an Isuzu 4JB1.

  2. I don't know how somebody can think it's beautiful.

  3. Thomas K. StammerApril 30, 2011 at 6:32 AM

    Wow. This is the most non-sense mod I've ever seen in any Wrangler.


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