It is better off than a lot of Jeeps they don't jump at all. Yeah something is up with your clutch. If you have driven a manual trans before you should get a smooth takeoff.
89 2.5 TBI, 4" RC lift, 1" Booms, SYE, Adams Driveshafts front and rear, Ford 8.8 with 4:88s, BFG 33X12.50X15, and a ton of other stuff.
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