Jim Bembanaste

 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. 

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Year / Model 97 TJ, aka "El Niño"
Engine 4.0L
Trans  5-speed
Xfercase  NVG231
Rear Axle  Dana 35
Front Axle  Dana 30
Wheels / Tires  Centerline, Hellcats 15x8.50/ BFG MT 35x12.50x15
Springs / Shocks  Rubicon Express 4.5 suspension lift
Misc -- CV yoke with drive shaft.Soft top, AC, Tilt steering wheel. 5band EQ/Crysler radio, Alpine 6CD/in CenterConsole, Eclipse speakers in sound bar & front dash, JBL Subwoofer with 80w built in amplifier. Currie Rockcrawler II rear bumper with tire rack. Mopar tube front bumper & tube side steps.  MileMarker hydraulic winch.  Mopar light bar,4 KC lights.  Doetsch Tech DT3000 shocks. Cobra 75WX-ST CB with K40 antenna mounted on tire carrier. I was looking to buy a sport vehicle to carry my dive gear.  Always have liked Jeep Wranglers.  My wife loves Jeeps.  We went out and got one and out of the 2 other vehicles that we have the TJ  gets driven the most while the others sit.  We could not believe how much fun we are having.  We wanted to tackle some trails and decided to do some modifications.  I originally wanted to go 33" tires but my wife would not let me go below 35"s.  Needless to say I can see the advantage of the extra high.  I am glad she always makes me listen to her :-)
Current / Future Projects -- 1" body lift.
Trails -- Florida sand and wooded trails  with a little mud in between.
Events Attended -- None yet.
Planned Events -- May, Memorial Day, 2nd annual Rosser Round up, Mont Eagle, TN.
Clubs -- Plantation Jeep Club, Davie, Florida.  Serving all of
South Fl.
Previous/Other Jeeps Owned -- this is the first
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Wed, Feb 23, 2000