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Old 07-18-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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How tall are most of you Jeep owners?

Just out of curiosity. I'm around 6'4'', so not a ton of things fit me that well, but just kind of curious if there's anyone else decently tall driving these things.

Also side note, do the 2.5l 4cyl YJ's have a problem around 150,000+ plus miles? Was looking at one last night who had a rebuilt engine, and this is probably the second guy who has said he's had to replace that engine around those miles.

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Old 07-18-2013, 10:50 AM   #2
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5'9 LOL Most of the taller people fit well in a YJ. And its not that they have a problem or blow up, they tend to loose power.

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Old 07-18-2013, 10:56 AM   #3
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150K plus miles is like an 80 y/o man things are bound to droop sag and break..
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The reason my beauty needs to be lifted and the step rail OFF!!! <----- 6' and need not to hit my shin
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:48 AM   #5
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The 4.2 and 4.0 seem to hold up better at that type of mileage, in general. I'm sure some have a 2.5 with minimal issues at that mileage.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:55 AM   #6
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6'2" for just fine
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:11 PM   #7
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I am 6'5" and fit fine! I feel cramped when I am in my buddies TJ though.

It all depends on how well the engine was cared for.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:57 PM   #8
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6'3" and I fit fine, had to lower the seat a little because my head hits the top regularly
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:12 PM   #9
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Was 5' 11" but after driving a YJ on the trails I have shrunk to 5" 10". Usually comfortable on short drives but long drives (4 hours) my neck bothers me.

It really could be old age and gravity but I think the harsh ride is why I am getting shorter.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:32 PM   #10
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Huh, guess I'm not really alone. Didn't realize the YJ's were a tad bigger. I'll have to see if I can pick one up, as the other two have been TJ's. Although disappointed I missed out on a 97 TJ Sahara, automatic in great condition for only 5400. Sold within a few hours of it getting posted. Until I started getting into jeeps, didn't realize how fast the good ones get picked up.
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Old 07-18-2013, 03:59 PM   #11
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I'm 6'1" and I fit great in my YJ.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:02 PM   #12
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5' 7" LOL... I fit in my YJ also....
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:04 PM   #13
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6'1" as well and am much more comfortable in my YJs than I was in my wife's TJ...one of the reasons it was traded, along with my CJ5 (regretfully), for a JK...which is comfortable as well.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:45 PM   #14
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I'm around 6'6, 240. Yup I fit well in my YJ. To many people call me "Redneck" or "Country Boy" psshhh they just mad I'm in a Jeep and their in a Prius :P Would like to have it taller then 20 inch's. Rough Country 4" lift time!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:02 PM   #15
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Im short Im 5'5 and I do got issues getting in my Jeep. But I got a routine down now. FYI 7.5" lift with 37's is really tall.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:30 PM   #16
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I'm 6'-1" and I fit OK until I put racing seats in. Had to totally modify the fold forward seat riser so the front links were shorter. While making everything fit me just right, I moved the seat mounts back a few inches along the floor. I used big fender washers to keep from ripping the bolts through the floor.

I have also heard about riser that are available to move the seat back. I think they are called "Big Boy" risers.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:35 PM   #17
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I'm 6'0" I fit great but my seats are not the stock ones I had to custom do install them got them from the junk yard so I can't really speculate in stock seats. Also I have a 4" lift with 33s
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:24 PM   #18
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6' and doing fine in my 92.It's good to be back in a Jeep!..russ
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:19 PM   #19
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6'3
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:28 PM   #20
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6'3" with a 1990 YJ. Older YJs have a lot of seat sag so I feel like I'm a bit too far away from the windshield. Plenty of head clearance. My wheeling buddy is 6'6" and sometimes whacks his head on the soundbar so I'm going to try flipping that around to the backside of the cage to relieve that.

You'll be great with a YJ. Very comfortable. I have 6" of lift and have little trouble getting in and out. My 5'2" mother in law is another story, lol... She fell out.


As far as motors the i6s are great motors. My 4.2 has over 200k miles on it and while it could use a rebuild it doesn't need it yet. I'm hoping to get it to 225k although I'm ready to rebuild it anytime. I really don't know anything about the 4cyl. Sorry!
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:16 PM   #21
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Iam 6'5" and test drove a JK (2013 Sport Unlmtd), hope I got the acronym correct today. Fit was OK, but only sat in drivers seat for 15 mntea with salesman charting my ear off. Still debating on the purchase and fit, but looking forward to joining the culture and hobby. Need a couple more test drives. Anyone else at least 6'4" and drive a Wrangler daily????
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:39 AM   #22
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Im 5'10" and fit fine. My brother in law is 6'5" and that was the first thing he said when he got in the jeep was "wow I fit really well in this little thing"... I have to open the sun roof on my GTI so he can sit up straight.lol
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:42 AM   #23
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Iam 6'5" and test drove a JK (2013 Sport Unlmtd), hope I got the acronym correct today. Fit was OK, but only sat in drivers seat for 15 mntea with salesman charting my ear off. Still debating on the purchase and fit, but looking forward to joining the culture and hobby. Need a couple more test drives. Anyone else at least 6'4" and drive a Wrangler daily????
I do
But I also have a TJ lol
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:47 AM   #24
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I am 6ft and fit perfect until I installed my new Best Top seats, now its a little close.
my Y J has the 4.0 with 152 thousand and couldn't run any better.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:03 PM   #25
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6'5" and comfy.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:06 PM   #26
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6'2" and my YJ still has a little extra room... I was surprised.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:04 PM   #27
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5'7 when I wake up. 5'6.75" when I go to bed. :: but use every inch of my sidestep to get in my lifted TJ lol
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:11 PM   #28
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6ft my Jeep is a ft taller and its comfy once I can jump up in it.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:21 PM   #29
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It all depends on how well the engine was cared for.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:14 PM   #30
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I'm the shortie I guess. 5'5" and I have to CLIMB into my drivers seat, sorta of. Well, kind of a grab the steering wheel, lift my right butt cheek onto the seat, put my right foot in the tub and then sort of roollll and slllliidddeee into position.

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