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Best Year TJ?

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by RONK, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. RONK

    RONK Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 126

    I'm going to start looking for a TJ,is their a best year/years to look for?I'm looking for a 6 cyl. with a manual trans.Thanks.
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,549

    97 was the worst year, in 2000 on up they moved the AC compressor I'm not sure about tranys
     
  3. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    I think only two years had the NV3500 trans if you're into sticks... It's supposed to be the best manual available in the TJ. This is all from memory, but I'm pretty sure I'm right. I know my '01 had the NV3500 and I think the other year or two that had them were right around there.
     
  4. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,549

    The 2000 TJ has the NV3500
     
  5. P&M Landscaping

    P&M Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 786

    Oh Great, I got the worst year:dizzy::realmad: What makes the '97 the worst?
     
  6. tracerich

    tracerich Member
    from Earth
    Messages: 33

    97 Junker here too it seems. LOL. Seems to work for the few resi's I do, and my shop parking lot..
     
  7. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,549

    Its not a bad Jeep (97) but they did have some engine performance problems and If I remember rite tranny issues.

    I would not feel bad If I had a 97, but if I was looking to get one I'd go for another year.
     
  8. snowrangler

    snowrangler Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Sport and Sahera both had dana 44 rear axle option-standard on Rubicon. new venture 5sp.2000to2004 Sport and Sahera only