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In Jeep Wrangler YJ 1987-1995: Performance Modifications, veteran author Don Alexander covers the 4.0 engine, transmissions (automatic and manual), transfer cases, axles, differentials, and driveshafts, steering boxes, brake upgrades, shocks, springs and lift kits, chassis strengthening, and interior upgrades. Whether you want to do some simple upgrades, such as a lift and tire combination, or want to go all out with a rock crawler-style suspension and an engine swap, this book will guide you through the process.

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Transform your Jeep Wrangler JK into a superior off-road performer with this comprehensive guide to select the best parts and make modifications. A full complement of heavy-duty suspension, chassis, steering, drivetrain, and high-performance engine parts has been developed for this platform. Co-authors Don Alexander and Quinn Thomas offer guidance for making those modifications.

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Driving in the backcountry allows you to explore nature's beauty and history's legacy. Backcountry 4x4 skills give you confidence to handle any situation that comes along. Enjoy other great outdoor activities requiring a 4x4 to access - like Geocaching, rock climbing, snow showing, hiking, backcountry camping. Here you will learn how to safely protect your expensive 4x4 rig.Most important, get to your destination - and back home by learning to get unstuck.

Learn your modification options for the most modern and exciting Jeeps!  Whether you want to build a JL or JT to be a serious rock crawler or simply look like you are going off-road, all of your options are thoroughly explained in this book.


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Books and publications on everything you need to know on various jeep models, overlanding, and basic driver skills.

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