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1997 Jeep TJ - 2007 Top Truck Challenge Competitor

Posted in Events on November 1, 2007
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Contributors: Douglas McColloch
Photographers: Sean P. Holman

In a world saturated with heavily modified TJs, it seems possible that Jeff Fink's '97 could get lost in the shuffle. But this is not so. When you cast your votes you obviously recognized that in addition to tried-and-true trail upgrades, this machine sports a number of unique, fascinating mods that are screaming to be tested at one of the most demanding competitions on earth.

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Owner name/city: Jeff Fink/Cherryvale, Kansas
Vehicle model: '97 Jeep TJ
Occupation: Small business owner
Engine/aspiration: 5.2L V-8/Pro Charger supercharger, 2.5-inch exhaust, Flowmaster muffler
Transmission: NV4500
Transfer case(s): Atlas II 4.3:1
Suspension (f/r): Three-link long-arm with wishbone upper, RaceRunner coilover remote-reservoir shocks, Currie Anti-Rock sway bar/Four-link long-arm with triangulated upper, RaceRunner coilover remote-reservoir shocks
Axles (f/r): High-pinion Dana 60, ARB Air Locker, Moser 35-spline axleshafts, Tom Wood's driveshaft with 1350 U-joints, full hydraulic steering/Trussed high-pinion Dana 60, ARB Air Locker, Moser 35-spline axleshafts, Tom Wood's driveshaft with 1350 U-joints
Axle ratio: 5.38:1
Wheels: 15x12 Marsh bead locks
Tires: 49x19.50-15 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws

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