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2005 Dirt Road Magazine
JeepRater.com

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31 December 2001

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Select your Jeep:
    MA/MB/Ford GPW
    Military flat-fender (M38, etc)
    Other military Jeep (M38A1, etc)
    CJ Flat-fender
    Willys/Kaiser (Pre-AMC) CJ-5
    AMC CJ-5
    CJ-7
    CJ-6
    CJ-8
    Commando
    YJ Wrangler
    TJ Wrangler
    Cherokee, Wagoneer, J-Trucks (SJ - Full Size)
    Cherokee, Wagoneer, Comanche (XJ/MJ - Mid-Size)
    Grand Cherokee (ZJ/WJ)
    Liberty (KJ)
    All other Jeeps/Willys

    Willys CJ5 and prior, in stock condition


Select how this Jeep is used:
    Highway use only (Rarely or never off-road)
    Occasionally off-road (1 or 2 times per month)
    Frequent off-road use (3 or more times per month)

    Never been in 4WD LOW


Select your body type:
    Original in fair condition
    Original in bad shape (body damage, rust)
    Changed to fiberglass/kevlar due to rust/body damage
    Changed to fiberglass/kevlar for any other reason
    Custom, none of the above

Select your drivetrain:
    Stock Motor, Pre-CJ, Working Condition
    Stock Motor: 4-Cylinder
    Stock Motor: 6-Cylinder
    Stock Motor: V8
    Grand Cherokee 5.9L V8
    Swapped-in Diesel
    Swapped-in 8-cyl
    Swapped-in 6-cyl
    Fuel Injection

Any Drivetrain Modifications?
    Improved internal mechanical motor parts (crank/cam/etc)
    Improved exterior mechanical motor parts (headers/manifolds/pumps/filters/etc)
    Major exterior mechanical motor improvement (supercharger, turbocharger)
    Upgraded transmission: NV4500 or TH700R4
    All other transmission upgrades
    Heavy duty driveshafts
    Swapped-in transfer case: Atlas or Atlas II
    Upgraded stock transfer case: External (short shaft kit, etc)
    Upgraded stock transfer case: Internal (low range gears)
    Stone stock in a pre-1970 vehicle
    Four-wheel disc brakes
    Any comfort enhancements removed for more power

Tires:
    Stock, street, or unremarkable
    Low-profile
    Original tires on pre-CJ
    Slightly oversized (up to 30")
    30-32", with appropriate lift
    33-35", with appropriate lift
    36" and up, with appropriate lift
    Still has original donut spare
    Beadlocks

Suspension:
    No lift
    Body lift
    Add-A-Leaf suspension lift
    Spacer suspension lift
    New spring suspension lift
    Stock, Pre-AMC CJ5 or Older
    Spring-over lift
    Coil-Spring Conversion
    Liberty KJ solid front axle swap
    Shackle-reversal
    High-quality shocks (Rancho/Edelbrock/Etc)
    Lowered

Other accessories/conditions:
    Full Roll Cage
      6-point cage (minimum) must be entirely bolted/welded to floor, and not screwed into the windshield as with the Wrangler.

    Winch, heavy-duty (4000lbs. or greater)
    Other winch
    Hand-winch only (come-along)
    No winch

    Front traction device:
    No front traction device
    Limited slip or equivalent
    EZ/Gearless Locker or equivalent
    Detroit or equivelant
    Air locker or equivalent
    WJ with Quadradrive

    Rear traction device:
    No rear traction device
    Limited slip or equivalent
    EZ/Gearless Locker or equivalent
    Detroit or equivalent
    Air locker or equivalent
    WJ with Quadradrive

    Upgraded axle(s) (Axleshafts)
    Upgraded axle(s) (Complete Assembly)
    Upgraded to Premium Locking Hubs
    Dana 44 or 60 Front
    Ford 9" Front
    Dana 44 or 60 Rear
    Ford 9" Rear
    High gearing (2.73-3.55)
    Moderate gearing (3.73-4.10)
    Low gearing (Lower than 4.10)

    Fire extinguisher(s)
    Block and tackle, anchors, etc
    Ropes, straps, tow chains
    Front tow hooks or shackles
    Rear tow hooks or shackles
    Anti-Swaybar quick-disconnects

    Nerf bars/rock rails
    Heavy-duty skid plates or other plating
    Heavy-duty bumpers (Non-OEM)

    Dual batteries
    Dual Optimas
    Extra fuel tanks/oversize fuel tanks
    External gear carrying rack

    First-aid kit
    Backpack, food, emergency gear
    On-board air compressor
    On-board welder
    Headlight or tail-light protection

    "It's a Jeep thing..." displayed on Jeep
    Advertising for other than 4WD-related businesses

    GPS (Global Positioning System)
    Amateur Radio (Extreme-distance radios)
    CB radio or other communication tool
    Satellite telephone
    Hi-Lift Jack

    Off-road lighting
    Snorkel Gear




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