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Old 04-13-2014, 11:36 PM   #1
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4 cyl vs 6 cyl jeep

What are your guys opinions on a 4 cyl jeep vs 6 cyl jeep. I will mostly be using the jeep for light off roading and being as my daily driver

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Old 04-13-2014, 11:53 PM   #2
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Jack Dempsey vs Jay Leno. One is strong and powerful. The other is weak and carrying to much weight. Both were/are probably a blast to hang out with.

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I've seen a 4cy jeep on 45" tires.. Gear it right and you'll be okay with either

If you have a even choice go with the 6.. But if you can find a 4 cheap..

I got my 4 for 4500 or so.. No rust and now I have it decked out with everything I want for less than 10k.. With a 50" led light bar in the mail!

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Old 04-14-2014, 12:17 AM   #4
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I've seen a 4cy jeep on 45" tires.. Gear it right and you'll be okay with either If you have a even choice go with the 6.. But if you can find a 4 cheap.. I got my 4 for 4500 or so.. No rust and now I have it decked out with everything I want for less than 10k.. With a 50" led light bar in the mail!
How is it on the highway with 35"s. That's big brother. Nice looking Jeep All jeeps are fun. Accept maybe the 45" tire 4 cylinder you seen. That slug is bad planning. They don't make 7.11 gear kits lol.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:32 AM   #5
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Reason being because this jeep seems like a good deal but its 4 cylinder

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/4421669455.html

Not sure how much i should pay for this
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Looks nice and well taken care of. I'd search blue book prices. I bought mine new 14 years ago not sure what used ones go for. Judging by your avatar pic I think you know a bit. I like bargaining too, it has an auto start. You can bring up it has 7X,XXX miles but how many idle minutes every morning?
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Looks nice and well taken care of. I'd search blue book prices. I bought mine new 14 years ago not sure what used ones go for. Judging by your avatar pic I think you know a bit. I like bargaining too, it has an auto start. You can bring up it has 7X,XXX miles but how many idle minutes every morning?
My profile pic is googled haha and il search up prices in one minute but what do you mean by idle minutes?
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Kbb says 8 grand with hard top
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:59 AM   #9
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Kbb says 8 grand with hard top
Then I'd go in at 6 and try to get it for 7 but I had crazy negotiating stuff happen in countries when I was at war. They don't have prices. I got my wife's new ram around 6 k cheaper after 2 weeks of negotiating in the us. Ya it's crazy and market dependent. I defiantly wouldn't go over blue book if you start low you can go up making him feel he is getting more because he was already thinking of the lower offer that wasn't good enough to bite. Leave your number and let him know to call if he gets nothing better or if he does as you really like it.

Edit Idle min it probably sat in the driveway running auto started about 15 minutes every morning in the winter warming up.
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4 cylinders do not carry as good a resale as the 6 cylinders. That said in 1982 I drove a 4 cylinder CJ from MN to AK and back. The engine ran flawless and we got good Milage, if I remember correctly it was around 20 mpg on the highway. The one your looking at seems clean enough but I think you could do better price wise. Myself I would prefer the manual transmission.
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It has Sport and 4.0 stickers on it. Either someone added the stickers or the add meant 4.0 rather than 4 cyl.
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It has Sport and 4.0 stickers on it. Either someone added the stickers or the add meant 4.0 rather than 4 cyl.
Yea, I believe all the Sports were 6cyl. So either someone is faking it or its really a 6.

But if I had to chose between a 4 and a 6, I would chose an 8....lol

Love my 4.0 though....
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Yea, I believe all the Sports were 6cyl. So either someone is faking it or its really a 6.

But if I had to chose between a 4 and a 6, I would chose an 8....lol

Love my 4.0 though....
Judging by the wheels and the stickers the add is wrong. If it is a "Sport" it should have a 6 cylinder. Could be that somebody added the wheels and stickers to an SE.
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My single biggest regret about my jeep is that I didn't wait for a good 6 cylinder and went with a 4 cylinder. Every day I kick myself in the butt because it struggles on the highway up hills and is sub par off-road. To get this to where I want it, I'll have to replace the entire drive train. I thought I was fine with this motor at first but once the new feeling wore off I was left with an ulcer in my stomach...the 4 banger engine. Save yourself the heartache and get the bigger motor.
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How is it on the highway with 35"s. That's big brother. Nice looking Jeep All jeeps are fun. Accept maybe the 45" tire 4 cylinder you seen. That slug is bad planning. They don't make 7.11 gear kits lol.

Mine does fine on the highway.. I run 3,000 rpm at 72 mph.

I don't need to go any faster, I have a car for that. Just from chanpaign to the badlands
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My single biggest regret about my jeep is that I didn't wait for a good 6 cylinder and went with a 4 cylinder. Every day I kick myself in the butt because it struggles on the highway up hills and is sub par off-road. To get this to where I want it, I'll have to replace the entire drive train. I thought I was fine with this motor at first but once the new feeling wore off I was left with an ulcer in my stomach...the 4 banger engine. Save yourself the heartache and get the bigger motor.
Have you re-geared? That feels like adding 50 hp..
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Have you re-geared? That feels like adding 50 hp..
Not yet, I'm looking for a new front and rear end that comes with 4.56 gears and lockers. It'll be cheaper than trying to add lockers and regear my D35 and D30. It's on my list of things to do, but I have other priorities at the moment.
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When I bought my TJ about 7 years ago, I didn't know any better and figured a 4-cylinder got better gas mileage so went with that. Now I realize the 4-cylinder is fairly under-powered on the highway.

Here is my 2001 TJ. You can see my sig for all of the upgrades I've done, including front/rear axle swaps, etc. My 4-cylinder is quite capable offroad and the smaller engine isn't really a factor there. It just takes me a little longer to climb the mountains along I-70 to get to the trails :



If you can get a 6-cylinder, you'll probably be happier. But don't rule out a 4-cylinder if you can find a great deal. Your modification options are just as limitless.
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Not yet, I'm looking for a new front and rear end that comes with 4.56 gears and lockers. It'll be cheaper than trying to add lockers and regear my D35 and D30. It's on my list of things to do, but I have other priorities at the moment.
Cool cool! Good luck with the axle search
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The problem is though most people say 4 cyl is same as 6 on mpg if u get a lift and bigger tires...
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On the trail I will give a slight edge to the 6cly.. in mud or sand... the 4cly will do fine on rocks and genl trails.. it weights a bit less so that helps.. on the street for a daily driver with traffic 6cly hands down.

as noted the pic shows a 4.0L.. some 2000/2001's as i recall had the cylinder head crack issue on the 4.0L so be sure to read up on that.. I had one with 160k with no issues.
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I had two 4 cyl's and now i own a 4.0. If i had too chose , I'd pick the 4.0. The 2.5L is a okay lil jeep but i love the torquey 4.0, i got mine on 35's with stock gears and when i stomp the gas pedal down the jeep still pulls hard. I love it! with my 4 cyl , it would slowly pic up speed on 33's and stock gears. Not saying you can't enjoy a 4 cyl, I did. however i am a 4.0 fan now.
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On the trail I will give a slight edge to the 6cly.. in mud or sand... the 4cly will do fine on rocks and genl trails.. it weights a bit less so that helps.. on the street for a daily driver with traffic 6cly hands down. as noted the pic shows a 4.0L.. some 2000/2001's as i recall had the cylinder head crack issue on the 4.0L so be sure to read up on that.. I had one with 160k with no issues.
What do you mean cylinder head crack issue
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06 SE running 33in Baja MTZ's with 4.88 gears and she's legit!! Can't judge a 4 banger without the best setup! Unreal how much of a difference those 4.88 gears made!!!
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I would get a 6 cyl rather then a 4. 4 has no power and that goes with all vehicles
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I would get a 6 cyl rather then a 4. 4 has no power and that goes with all vehicles
Shit, my Mitsubishi Eclipse can outrun and our preform most V6 and V8 vehicles out there and gets better mpg.

And it's a 4 banger
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I worded it wrong
Yes ur right some 4cyl cars do have power

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