1946-1986 Jeep CJ

1987 Jeep Wrangler Specifications

The 1987 Jeep Wrangler continued the tradition of the beloved Jeep CJs while paying attention to the safety concerns that plagued those earlier models.

Check out the specifications of the 1987 Jeep Wrangler below.

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The 1987 Jeep Wrangler is far more advanced -- yet somehow not so different -- from the original Willys prototype Quad.

1987 Jeep Wrangler Specifications

Jeep Corporation/American Motors Corporation
Base Soft-Top: $9,899; Sport Decor: $10,620; Laredo Hardtop: $12,205; Destination Charge (all models): $391
Vehicle Type
front-engine, rear/four-wheel drive, four-passenger sports/utility vehicle
steel body on separate perimeter chassis with rectangular-section tube siderails; folding soft top, metal half-doors, swing-out tailgate (all glass liftgate on hardtop models)

Wheelbase (in.) 93.4
Overall Length (in.)
Overall Width (in.)
Overall Height (in.)
68.6 (a)
Minimum Ground Clearance (in.)
Turn Diameter (curb to curb, ft.)
Curb Weight (lbs)
2,868 (b)
Fuel Capacity (gal)
15.0 (c)
Roll Center Height, front (in.)
Roll Center Height, rear (in.)
(a): open body; soft-top: 72.0; hardtop: 69.3; (b): four-cylinder; six-cylinder: 3,022 lbs; (c): 20-gallon tank optional

Chassis Specifications
Front Suspension
solid axle (Dana Model 30 with semi-floating disconnect), longitudinal semi-elliptic leaf springs, track and link-type stabilizer bars
Rear Suspension
live axle (Dana Model 35C semi-floating), longitudinal semi-elliptic leaf springs, track bar
Steering Type
recirculating ball (GM/Saginaw)
Steering Gear (turns lock-to-lock)
24:1 (5.3) manual, 14:1 (4.0) power
Brake System
11.0-in.-diameter vented front disc with cast-iron rotors; 9.8-1.8 in. rear drums, single diaphragm vacuum booster

Powertrain Specifications
Standard Engine ohv inline four with throttle-body fuel injection
Bore x Stroke (in.)
3.88 x 3.19
Displacement (cu. in.)
Compression Ratio (:1)
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net)
117 @ 5,000
Torque (lbs/ft) @ rpm (SAE net)
135 @ 3,500

Optional Engine
ohv inline six with two-barrel carburetor
Bore x Stroke (in.)
3.75 x 3.895
Diplacement (cu. in.)
Compression Ratio (:1)
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net)
112 @ 3,000
Torque (lbs/ft) @ rpm (SAE net)
210 @ 3,000

Standard Transmission Aisin (four-cylinder) or Peugeot (six-cylinder) five-speed overdrive manual
Final Drive Ratios (:1) (Standard)
4.11 (four), 3.08 (six)
Optional Transmission
Chrysler TorqueFlite three-speed torque-converter automatic (six-cylinder only)
Final Drive Ratios (:1) (Optional)
3.55 (except high altitude)
Transfer Case Four-position dual-range New Process 207 (later changed to model 231)
Reduction Ratios (:1)
2.62 (high), 1.00 (low)
15 x 7.0 JJ painted white-spoke; cast-aluminum optional
radial P215/75R15; P225/75R15 radial "all-terrain" optional

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