In Jeep TJ 1997–2006: How to Build & Modify, everything you need to know
about how to modify your TJ for offroad use is covered. Beginning with
why you should choose a TJ for modification, Jeep expert Michael Hanssen
takes you through all the different systems needing modification,
including engine modifications and swaps, transmission swaps, transfer
case and driveshafts modifications, axles and traction systems,
suspensions and lifts, wheels, tires, brakes, chassis protection,
electrical, and winches.
The Jeep CJ, the icon that started it all, is the most popular off-road
vehicle of all time. The look, style, and functionality of the CJ made
it instantly popular and recognizable the world over, in no doubt partly
due to its military presence in World War II. The Jeep Wrangler platform
had the difficult task of replacing the extremely popular CJ platform.
Outwardly similar in appearance, the YJ, TJ, and JK that followed all
had significant design improvements, as can be expected when a platform
has a life span of more than five decades. The YJ was the first Chrysler
release after it purchased AMC in the mid-1980s, and it was aimed at
taming the original CJ for more comfort and, arguably, a larger
audience. The TJ that followed next was an evolutionary update,
significant in that it featured a coil spring suspension and the
celebrated return of round headlights, for a more traditional look
compared to the square lights of the YJ.
Included in every chapter are step-by-step modification instructions to
help walk you through the process. If you want to build a TJ for serious
off-road trail use, or you just want a capable and great-looking Jeep
for around town, this book has you covered.
Author: Michael Hanssen
Author Bio: Michael Hanssen has been living the Jeep lifestyle since hewas 3 years old riding in his dad’s 1970 Jeep CJ-5. Years of trailriding, building, and modifying Jeeps along with following off-roadJeep racing only served to drive a hobby into obsession. In thelate 1990s this obsession combined with a knack for being “goodwith computers” led to a development of jeepfan.com, a Jeepbasedwebsite that blossomed into a full-fledged site all aboutJeep life. Hundreds of articles later, the site still serves the Jeepcommunity to provide a wealth of information on all things Jeep.
Binding Type: Paperback
Illustrations: 400 B&W photos and charts
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11”