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Old 09-12-2011, 11:31 PM   #1
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What do you guys recommend?

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Old 09-12-2011, 11:34 PM   #2
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What do you guys recommend?
How often do you wheel? price range and year.

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Old 09-12-2011, 11:40 PM   #3
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How often do you wheel? price range and year.
Maybe once a month wheeling, sometimes more, sometimes less. I don't want to spend over 7,000, and I'm not sure what year.
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Maybe once a month wheeling, sometimes more, sometimes less. I don't want to spend over 7,000, and I'm not sure what year.
A good YJ is around that price, and dont buy any 4cyl jeep no matter what anybody says. Questions?
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:18 PM   #5
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Hey! My four-banger Jeep is still tight and running great after 16 years and 150,000 miles!
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:27 PM   #6
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I like my 4 banger so far too as long as you are staying away from a whole lot of highway driving I see no problem with a 4 cylinder....
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....and, where are you located? Location can drive prices based on demand.

If you happen to be in NorCal, PM me about my '97 Sahara (just bought an '11 JKU.)

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Old 09-13-2011, 06:54 PM   #8
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My 95 6 cylis going strong at a quarter of a million miles.... *your mileage may vary... LOL
II wouldn't get a 4 banger for any reason, but that's just me.... LOL
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:08 PM   #9
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7K will get you a very nice XJ, ZJ, and YJ. All with either a I6 or in the ZJ's case I6, 5.2 V8 or in there final year (98) a 5.9 V8 was available. For 7K you could definenly find a nice 4cly TJ and maybe get lucky and find a good used I6 TJ but it's uncommon. If you plan to run tires over 33's open f/r diffs avoid the commonly found D35 rear axle that was put into Jeeps. Those axles are ticking time bombs. Anyways WELCOME TO WF and look forward to seeing your new to you Jeep when you buy it
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I like my 4 banger so far too as long as you are staying away from a whole lot of highway driving I see no problem with a 4 cylinder....
Try taking your 4cyl thought some hardcore trails.... Yah its not doing well. Plus the 4cyls have the dana 35 rear
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Guess it depends how much off roading your going to do....I just got mine and haven't done anything but play in a little mud. I will mostly be off road when hunting, not on hardcore trails, so 4 cylinder is plenty for me. If I find some decent trails I may give it a go once but I don't see myself regularly wheeling with this rig....maybe someday when I'm out of school and get another one
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If you were close to Scranton, PA, I'd sell you my 99' TJ I'd go with a TJ, six cylinder (or 12' if you have the money).
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i liked my 2.5L. i knew it was a gutless engine but it did everything i wanted it to and never complained. i have no experience with a 2.4L.

but you asked for recommendations and i have to say get the 4.0. it's better in every way.

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