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Old 10-03-2010, 09:06 PM   #1
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4 cylinder

Who of y'all have 4 cylinders and do you like it better than a 6 and why?

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Old 10-03-2010, 11:45 PM   #2
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I've got a 99 2.5L and love it...i would prefer the 4.0 but my reason for goin with the 2.5L was because it was the only one available in this nice of condition around here.

Jeeps go for a crazy amount where i live (iowa) so i didnt wanna pay the high price of the 4.0...also, with winter coming up i was kind of pressed for time in finding a new vehicle to replace the 1990 civic i was driving (was starting to die) and I didnt wanna get stuck with a POS 4x4 when i absolutely needed something.

So, when i came upon my 99 a few weeks ago i checked it out and it was in great condition. Its manual, has 65K on it, and is in awesome shape.

I'll be getting a 6 cyl in 3 years when i have this one paid off though...

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I've got a 98tj 4 in lift 33 s 2.5l I like it more many reasons. Yes it's way underpowered for 33s and bigger, top speed down hill for me is 70. 1) it keeps me out of tickets 2) I feel with less power I will have less slip of the tires. I can walk up a steep incline without lockers and without slipping. I crawled a ledge with 4 people in the jeep. Mind you this same ledge a jk on 37 couldn't even come close to getting up. I don't know I think it's all preference. If you get a 2.5 litre motor be prepared for changing clutches!!! I've had 2 within 2 years. I put a centerforce dual friction in now I'm just waiting to see how long it will last. But what it really comes down to is gears.
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I run a 99 2.5 with 4inch longarm 35 km2s underpowered onroad but badass offroad
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:34 PM   #5
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I've got a 4cyl with suspension spacers, offroad lights, 8k lbs winch. Lots of tools. Etc...
31s on it right now but I'm getting 33x12.5 Falken wild peaks for free. And I also have CAI and a Banks exhaust.
Great offroad, and decent on road.
I love my 2000 2.5l 4cyl Wrangler. Mother has a 4.0 but hers has a tendency to be jumpy offroad, which is no bueno.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:36 PM   #6
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I've got a 98tj 4 in lift 33 s 2.5l I like it more many reasons. Yes it's way underpowered for 33s and bigger, top speed down hill for me is 70. 1) it keeps me out of tickets 2) I feel with less power I will have less slip of the tires. I can walk up a steep incline without lockers and without slipping. I crawled a ledge with 4 people in the jeep. Mind you this same ledge a jk on 37 couldn't even come close to getting up. I don't know I think it's all preference. If you get a 2.5 litre motor be prepared for changing clutches!!! I've had 2 within 2 years. I put a centerforce dual friction in now I'm just waiting to see how long it will last. But what it really comes down to is gears.
Haven't had that problem at all.
And yeah miine climbs hills like a champ
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Theirs a bunch of people talk down on the 2.5 but I beleive im going to stick with my little hurcules
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Theirs a bunch of people talk down on the 2.5 but I beleive im going to stick with my little hurcules
Yeah I know.
I'm sticking to my 2.5 litre.
And I can't stand people who put down the 2.5.
At least it's not the 3.8 litre mini van motor.
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Theirs a bunch of people talk down on the 2.5 but I beleive im going to stick with my little hurcules
Love that picture dude. Jeep looks great
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Thanks bunch going threw pics makes me want to go put that 2.5 to work.
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Damn...all you guys posting these pics n stories are makin me change my mind about wanting to go to a 6 haha.
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The 4.0 is bullet proof but there is not anything it can do a 2.5 can't!
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The 4.0 is bullet proof but there is not anything it can do a 2.5 can't!
Exactally my point
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The 4.0 is bullet proof but there is not anything it can do a 2.5 can't!
Your joking right


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Your joking right

Walkingstick grow up yet
Don't mean to rain on your parade dude but honestly don't piss me off.
A little razzing here and there is fine, but when you razz about maturity and that other bs, go else where.
And the 2.5 is a great motor, the 4.0 motor is great as well.
Just prefer the 2.5.
but above all else I love the AMC 404.
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HA
You just proved my point
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:27 PM   #17
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Mine is a 2004 Fourbanger.
2.4L and it does great in the mall parking lots around here and on the highway I rarely get to use 5th gear!! Go me....um....not so much
But seriously, I likes it a lot.
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HA
You just proved my point
You mean to be a dick? Or is that just your nature?
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I prefer the 4.0 to the 2.5 but only for offroad reasons. I used to be oppsed to the 4bannger jeep but guess what 4.0 guys. It only has like 25 hp less. With a few mods it's right up there with our i6. My dad has a 4 and me and my bro have a 6. Pulling is the main diff
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I prefer the 4.0 to the 2.5 but only for offroad reasons. I used to be oppsed to the 4bannger jeep but guess what 4.0 guys. It only has like 25 hp less. With a few mods it's right up there with our i6. My dad has a 4 and me and my bro have a 6. Pulling is the main diff
Yeah I understand that, and mine is not stock.
And I have the luxury of being able to drive both the 4.0 and the 2.5.
The 4.0 was great(don't get me wrong) but I didn't like how jumpy it was. My 2.5 has the ability to keep for sure without the jumpiness. Both are great, it's just preference, but the other guy didn't have to be a dick about it.
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I have prolly had more jeeps than anyone on here regularly and I can tell you from my experience the 2.5's are way more common to blow up that a 4.0. The 4.0 is not perfect in that it has rod issues, but is way more likely to go 250-300K. The 2.5 is pretty much gutless on the highway, although I have had 2 that weren't too bad...still couldn't find my way to 5th gear though. Investment wise, your way better off with a 4.0...and 90 percent of the time, mileage wise too.

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You mean to be a dick? Or is that just your nature?
Hey bud I am not giving you guff about
your 4 banger

Its about the hunting thread where you posted
"who will know"if I do something illegal
well you should know whats right
and wrong

Thats all
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Always trouble when this issue comes up heres a friend of mine he runs that badass 2.5 also.
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Hey bud I am not giving you guff about
your 4 banger

Its about the hunting thread where you posted
"who will know"if I do something illegal
well you should know whats right
and wrong

Thats all
Ahh okay. Yeah well where I lived for a while I could hunt from my vehicle as long as it was on farm land(in which my family own 120 acres)
Didnt state where because the above should have been a known(legal places only).
And down where Iive know, I can hunt in count li it's because of a breakout of ferral deer. Bow use only however.
So if people thought I was doing it illegaly, I was not. Sorry for not being specific.
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My 4 banger has never let me down (97 tj)... Yet...
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