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Old 07-16-2006, 10:48 AM   #1
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Need some help with this YJ

Hello All, I am new to this forum and need some advice on a 91 YJ I am thinking about buying. It has a spring over lift and 33"TSL Boggers. The motor is the 2.5 with a 5 speed and lockers. This would be more a toy than a daily driver but anything I should look out for on this jeep such as engine or tranny would be a great help. Thanks and I look forward to talking to Y'all in the future.


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Old 07-16-2006, 11:12 AM   #2
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Well that certainly is an interesting look... How does it run? HAve you test driven it? I personally am not a big fan of 4 cyl engines with big tires, they don't get up to speed real snappy...

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Old 07-16-2006, 11:53 AM   #3
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Well that certainly is an interesting look... How does it run? HAve you test driven it? I personally am not a big fan of 4 cyl engines with big tires, they don't get up to speed real snappy...
I am going to drive it on Monday.That will determine if I will get it. I have heard pros and cons about the 2.5 but as long as it has decent power on the bottom end I am not to concerned with top end. I will probably never get it over 60mph anyway. Really I would just like it to play in the mud around here.
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Old 07-16-2006, 12:55 PM   #4
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yeah...i dont know about the 2.5 with 33" boggers...by the way...have you ever driven a vehicle or a jeep with boggers??? i've heard that boggers are pretty rough...you may want to check the tranny as the ax-5 is pretty weak
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Old 07-16-2006, 02:08 PM   #5
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I would be interested in the gearing a 2.5 with 33's and stock gears will be very slow.
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Old 07-16-2006, 03:48 PM   #6
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I believe the gears are 4.11's. I will see for sure tomorrow.It has posi-lock for the fourwheel drive . Anybody know anything on this?
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Old 07-16-2006, 04:12 PM   #7
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I'd get a mechanic to check her out. It has the look of possibly been wheeled hard.

Also, if you buy it, get rid of that thing on the end of the hood. It takes away from the look. Other than that, it looks like a hardcore YJ.
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Old 07-16-2006, 09:11 PM   #8
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That looks like something you could have a lot of fun with. If it isn't geared low enough for your wheeling, you can always regear to something lower, like 4.56, or lower. As long as the engine is healthy, you can have a lot of fun with this Jeep. Just keep in mind the price of regearing, that should help with your negotiations. Nothing like a 4 banger, geared right, with flowmaster exhaust, and a I-6 throttle body spacer. They sound like pissed off bumble bees..........lol. For the weight, they can be awesome, if geared right. We have a guy in our club, with a strected wheel base, 44" tires, and runs a 4 cylinder. His gears are the lowest available, something like 6.13's.
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Posi-lok cures the problem on the YJ's w/ vacuum disconnect on the axle. You shouldn't have any problems with the Posi.

As far as mud bogging with the 2.5 I would think you would want it geared lower to be able to generate the wheel spin you need to keep your momentum going. But that's always something you can take care fo later if everything else on the jeep is good.
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:25 PM   #10
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Posi-lok cures the problem on the YJ's w/ vacuum disconnect on the axle. You shouldn't have any problems with the Posi.

As far as mud bogging with the 2.5 I would think you would want it geared lower to be able to generate the wheel spin you need to keep your momentum going. But that's always something you can take care fo later if everything else on the jeep is good.
if you mean numericaly lower gears for more wheel spin than you are right but if you mean a lower gear ration like 4.56 or 4.88 versus 4.10 the 4.10's will spin the wheels faster just takes more power to turn the higher the number the lower the gearing so the dshaft in a 4.10 rig will spin 4.1 revs on the motor to one rev of the wheel where as the 4.88 will spin the dshaft more for one turn of the wheel
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:54 PM   #11
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Thanks for the advise on the Camo Jeep, I had to pass on it but I got myself another project. It is an 87 Laredo 4.2 auto,a/c,cruise,the works. I plan to get her lifted and a set of rims and Swampers on it ASAP. I look forward to talking to y'all through the build.
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:57 PM   #12
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very nice...but it will definitely look better with the lift and swampers can't wait to see some more pics along the way...sounds like a good deal
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:00 AM   #13
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nice looking choice, keep us posted with the "makeover"
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:06 AM   #14
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Very clean looking Jeep. Have fun with your build, and keep us posted.

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