Hey Guys I'm glad to be a part of this community. I have wanted a trooper for a long time ever since I learned to drive in my dads old 2.8 5spd Trooper.
So when this gem came up for sale I had to go look at it. I had my eye on a 94 rodeo but it was an auto.
Its a 93 5 SPD LS DOHC with just about every option one can get. its got headlight wipers, heater power folding mirrors, sunroof, G80, etc.
$700 later I brought this home.
First thing I did was fix this.
$12 later (yeah someone could copy my key but honestly I'm not worried.)
Next thing I fixed was the tires. It had the matching wheel on the back So I found a set of 265/75/r16 cooper discoverer M+S on CL for a steal and threw them on. No pics of that yet.
Then I had to fix the exhaust. It had rusted off just past the Cat, and the previous owners had just gotten rid of it. I stuck a cherrybomb on it for now. Will build something better later, probably another muffler at the end of the cherry bomb.
Lastly the driveshaft was not tight. 3/4 of the bolts at the rear diff weren't tight. The threads were filled with crap so I bought some new grade 8 bolts and replaced them.
After all that the truck drives nice and smooth down the road and has plenty of power, if a bit loud... ok REALLY loud.
The plan is more of an Expo kind of build, So I'm picking up some ZJ coils from a friend and then I'll lift the front to match. I'm going for 3" and 33s, then a front Lokka,manual hubs, winch, snorkle, roof rack, onboard air, and sleeping platform.