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Scott Parker's TJ on the Spring Creek Trail


The Wrangler (TJ) was introduced in mid 1996 as a 1997 model.

Check out Todd Murray's TJ FAQ. Also, check out Larry Soo's most excellent Wrangler (YJ) FAQ.

Drive Train

The TJ comes with the 2.5L engine standard and the 4.0L optionally. The AX-5 is used with the 2.5L engine and the AX-15 is used with the 4.0L engine. Two 3 speed automatics are optional, the TF 904 comes with the 2.5L engine and the TF 999 comes with the 4.0L engine. The NP-231 (or NV for New Venture) transfer case comes with all models. The front axle is a reverse cut Dana 30 and the rear axle is a Dana 35c and the Dana 44 is the optional rear axle.

Production Information

Year Serial Number Range Production
1997 xxx - xxx ppp
1998 xxx - xxx ppp

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buddy stanley (3/17/2012)
need to know pinion depth and backlash for dana 35c

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