Voided Warranty...Before the First Scheduled Oil Change
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Most 2000 Jeeps, if modified at all at this point, only have a lift and maybe some bigger tires, lower gears, a locker or two, and a slightly modified warranty. But very few 2000 model anythings are as tricked out as Dan McKeags Y2K TJ.
With an encyclopedic list of modifications and add-ons that this Wrangler has already seen both sides of, where in the heck do we start? The exterior of this Jeep was sprayed with a custom yellow paint job complete with ghost flames flickering on the hood. This bright yellow paint was then further enhanced by a 4-inch Teraflex suspension system with Trail Master SS shocks handling the rebound. A set of four Wrangler MT/Rs wrapped around 15x8.5 Advantage wheels ensure traction between Mother Earth and the Jeep, even when the Eaton supercharged, stroked straight-six starts to spin. This mill now displaces a healthy 4.7L and has an added injector for extra fuel under boost. A Crane cam helps exhaust gases escape via the ported head and a 2¼-inch Borla exhaust. The multitude of ponies is then passed through an NV4500 with a 6.51 First gear en route to the high-pinion Dana 44 up front and a high-pinion Dana 60 out back. An NP231 with 4:1 gears routes power down custom driveshafts to 4.56 gears bolted to a pair of ARB Air Lockers front and back. IPF lights rest atop customized M.O.R.E. bumpers, while a Kargo Master roof rack is ready to carry anything that wont fit inside the TJ. Recaro sport seats keep the much-envied occupants comfortable, while the chrome-moly tie rod steers the Jeep around the trails. If you miss the bright yellow paint, there is a voice-activated Clarion stereo hooked up to a kicker amp and CD Technologies speakers that will surely grab your attention.