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2003 Jeep Wrangler - Kansas Krawler

Posted in Features on December 1, 2005
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During a recent four-wheel adventure, we ran into Ralph Peterson Jr. and his '03 Jeep Wrangler off-roading in the backwoods of Manhattan, Kansas. Over the past years, this lifetime machinist has been spending more and more time appreciating the local hills and fire roads not far from his home. All those years working with tools and other metal-working fabrication-type equipment has lead to the construction of his new off-road adventure vehicle. We enjoyed spending time with Ralph and his wife Brenda so much that we had to share our experience.

Our ride through the woods was great and we thank both Ralph and Brenda for showing us a good time and what their Jeep was capable of. They informed us that the future of this Jeep includes engine modifications, custom interior components, advanced safety equipment, and many more parts that will soon be along for their next adventure.

Year/make/model: '03 Jeep {{{Wrangler}}}
Owner/hometown: Ralph D. Peterson Jr./
Wichita, Kansas
Engine: 4.0L six-cylinder
Transmission: five-speed manual
Transfer case: Atlas II 4.3:1 with H/D
output shaft
Suspension: Rubicon {{{Express}}} 4-inch
Axles: TeraFlex CRD 60 axles
Ring-and-pinion: 4.88
Tires/wheels: 36x14.5x15 TSL radials/
Marsh Racing bead locks

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