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Old 05-11-2010, 12:13 PM   #1
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4 or 6 Cylinder?

Im thinking about buying my first Jeep Wrangler for a woods / Mud buggy and driving around town.
What I want to know is do 4 cylinders have enough power in the woods
or am I better off getting an inline 6 4.0?
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:17 PM   #2
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4.0L hands down
Power and the 4cyl do not belong in the same sentence....
more explanation here:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/look...-se-50227.html

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Old 05-11-2010, 12:21 PM   #3
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yeah, the only time to go with a 4 cylinder is if you have to. Low payments, starting out credit, hand-me downs, etc...

if you have a choice, go with the I6.
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Yet another reason to stay away from the 4cyl.....
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/engi...tml#post621225
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:30 PM   #5
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Thanks Guys!! I thought yall would have all the right answers lol
I hope to be getting it at the end of summer once I sell my seadoo RXP and get some money, probally gonna get like a 89-00 for around 4000
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Thanks Guys!! I thought yall would have all the right answers lol
I hope to be getting it at the end of summer once I sell my seadoo RXP and get some money, probally gonna get like a 89-00 for around 4000
That RXP is where and how old/how much do you want for it????
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Its in Pensacola, FL
Im asking 6000, it just had an engine rebuild and its only got 80 hours on it
I will put it up for sale sometime around August probally.
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Uggg.....

Looking for one for Lake Erie......
Kinda the wrong direction.... lol

If it were a fresh water boat depending on year $6k is not a bad deal....
Good luck on the sale though...
A jeep is more fun all year ......
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:43 PM   #9
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I6 for sure.
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Its in Pensacola, FL
Im asking 6000, it just had an engine rebuild and its only got 80 hours on it
I will put it up for sale sometime around August probally.
it needed a rebuild after 80 hours! damn
ive got 90 hours on my GTX and that thing runs like a champ, she will happily cruise at 60 all day.
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Yet another reason to get the I6...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/need...cyl-50613.html
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it needed a rebuild after 80 hours! damn
ive got 90 hours on my GTX and that thing runs like a champ, she will happily cruise at 60 all day.
Supercharged and in saltwater...... its to be expected......
Ive put engines in a 98 and 99 GTI both with 140 hours on them....
Its just the nature of seadoos they need work often if you use them a bunch ....
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:moderator hat on: gentlemen, just a friendly reminder to keep this thread on topic. if you would like to sell an item you are more than welcome to post the item in the "for sale" forum.



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i vote for I6
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Supercharged and in saltwater...... its to be expected......
Ive put engines in a 98 and 99 GTI both with 140 hours on them....
Its just the nature of seadoos they need work often if you use them a bunch ....
yeah, guess the supercharged engines do take a bit more of a beating then the NA ones. and the trick with salt water is to flush the crap out of it after each use. im low enough on the potomac that i get to deal with the pleasantry of salt water, and we just flush all the boats/jet skis for bout a half hour after each use. never had any problems.
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well my last YJ was a 4cyl and the #1 piston is on the side of the highway somewhere.

but when it ran, it got thru most things, but it struggled. i had 33's on it so that bogged it down a lot in the mud. i now have an auto 258 6cyl....cammed and bored over....this thing is a beast lol.

6 cyl or bust.
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4 bangers aint bad. dont let it be a determining factor for a well equipped wrangler
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:50 PM   #17
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if you have the choice go with the I6... you might pay a little bit more for it but it will frustrate you less in the end
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it needed a rebuild after 80 hours! damn
ive got 90 hours on my GTX and that thing runs like a champ, she will happily cruise at 60 all day.


I'm 95% sure that means it has 80 hours on it since the engine rebuild... duh
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:32 PM   #19
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Fuel injected 6
You wont be sorry

How many people you think with a 6 cyl
say man I wish I had bought a 4 instead

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