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2000 5spd Trooper "Brawn"

Postby superman27344 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:43 pm

I picked up this 2000 5spd Trooper with only 127k miles on it for $2500 a couple of days ago. I absolutely love it. This is gonna be my new daily driver so not much of a plan for building it up, just a few minor things to come to improve it and personlize it a little. These are the pics after I washed it.
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Re: 2000 5spd Trooper "Brawn"

Postby superman27344 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:48 pm

Here is how it looks now after putting my 15" flakes on it from my first gen.
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Re: 2000 5spd Trooper "Brawn"

Postby humming » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:43 pm

very nice, welcome to the zoo!
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Re: 2000 5spd Trooper "Brawn"

Postby paulevans76 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:56 am

Nice rig. I bet it's an interesting experience to push the go pedal and have something actually happen! :D
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Re: 2000 5spd Trooper "Brawn"

Postby superman27344 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:00 am

paulevans76 wrote:Nice rig. I bet it's an interesting experience to push the go pedal and have something actually happen! :D


Oh yeah. I had heard that the 3.5 with a 5spd was a beast, but it was shocking just how much of one it is.

The next step is to put a set of manual locking hubs on it so I can get rid of the drive flanges and reduce the wear and tear on my cv joints.


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Re: 2000 5spd Trooper "Brawn"

Postby trooper4kids » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:44 pm

Looks like you did well for yourself! Should be lots of good miles left in it!
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Re: 2000 5spd Trooper "Brawn"

Postby superman27344 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:31 pm

Today I said good bye to the drive flanges and hello to a clean set of manual locking hubs.
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Re: 2000 5spd Trooper "Brawn"

Postby superman27344 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:47 am

The air filter I ordered came in last night so I put it in. Its one of those "K&N-Like" filters that can be cleaned and recharged using the same kit that a real K&N filter does but its about $30 cheaper than the K&N. In case anyone wants to get one as well, the part number is Spectre HPR7417. Here is the link to it on their site as well http://www.spectreperformance.com/searc ... od=HPR7417.

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Re: 2000 5spd Trooper "Brawn"

Postby Bizmarkie » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:41 pm

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Re: 2000 5spd Trooper "Brawn"

Postby wmorrisiii » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:50 pm

Okay Lou, congrats on a nice looking, dependable Trooper. No Aerostar console, hood louvres, Toyota boot, Land Rover bumper, or Barbie sticker though. Let me know when you get tired of all this comfort and reliability so we can get you back in an exciting, adventure packed, uncomfortable first gen... :lol:

I'll save this 8) and keep making excuses for you until you come to your senses...
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Re: 2000 5spd Trooper "Brawn"

Postby superman27344 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:54 pm

I am never going back, never!


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Re: 2000 5spd Trooper "Brawn"

Postby superman27344 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:51 pm

Had some snow here last week and finally got around to washing the salt and road grime off of it yesterday.
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Re: 2000 5spd Trooper "Brawn"

Postby Ed Mc. » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:46 pm

Congrats on finding a 5-speed! They are just about as rare as hen's teeth!

How's the oil consumption? These 3.5's have a horrible reputation for that, but maybe you found a good one.

Use of a quality synthetic oil such as Mobil 1 5W-30 Hi Miles will help keep the engine's innards clean.

I bet it pulls even harder without the entire front drivetrain dragging it down!

What'd these have, about 215hp or so? Should be pretty snappy.

It might even beat my 3.4 LS in a race! :twisted:

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