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Old 12-10-2011, 04:28 PM   #31
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I'm getting about 20 I drive only 20 highway miles a day and about 10 town miles a day, it takes awhile to get up to speed but my manual 4banger can do 70 all day. Just drive it like you are driving a tractor trailer, the gearing is actually similar

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Old 12-10-2011, 04:50 PM   #32
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So I went out and checked it out, the only thing is it was pretty loud, how exactly could I quiet it down?

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Old 12-10-2011, 05:35 PM   #33
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where is the noise coming from. Wind noise? engine noise? Tire noise? exhaust?

I just put on a new set of AT's over the MT's that were on it and I can actually have a conversation without yelling. For everything else install some speakers on the rollbar and crank up the volume.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:38 PM   #34
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where is the noise coming from. Wind noise? engine noise? Tire noise? exhaust?

I just put on a new set of AT's over the MT's that were on it and I can actually have a conversation without yelling. For everything else install some speakers on the rollbar and crank up the volume.
it was an engine/exhaust thing, he's got a K&N intake on it and then he said an exhaust but he didnt say the name, its like groggy, i mean it sounds mean but i want a quieter rig! but i dont want to pass this one up
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where is the noise coming from. Wind noise? engine noise? Tire noise? exhaust?

I just put on a new set of AT's over the MT's that were on it and I can actually have a conversation without yelling. For everything else install some speakers on the rollbar and crank up the volume.
and what are at's im new to cars/jeeps
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:18 PM   #36
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all terrains. I had some serious mud tires that came on the jeep and they were worn on top of that so the noise coming from them was horrendous. All Terrain tires have a road friendly tread that are also somewhat aggressive in mud and snow.

A friend of mine had a flowmaster on a 2.5 and it was horrible. Put an OEM muffler on and re-sell the aftermarket exhaust to make up some of the cash.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:21 PM   #37
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all terrains. I had some serious mud tires that came on the jeep and they were worn on top of that so the noise coming from them was horrendous. All Terrain tires have a road friendly tread that are also somewhat aggressive in mud and snow.

A friend of mine had a flowmaster on a 2.5 and it was horrible. Put an OEM muffler on and re-sell the aftermarket exhaust to make up some of the cash.
so you're a fan of your at's? But its not that the muffler was loud, i just dont know what kind of exhaust system it was, but you think i could do that even if it wasnt amazing?!
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:23 PM   #38
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Ditto on the exhaust. Mine has a muffler that makes it pretty loud. I have already had this conversation with my son. If I were to replace the exhaust would he want it quieter. He said no. It must be a young person thing. If I were going to be driving it, one of the next things to get replaced would be the exhaust with a stock muffler and then.......aaaaaaaah........peace and quiet reigns again!
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:27 PM   #40
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Ditto on the exhaust. Mine has a muffler that makes it pretty loud. I have already had this conversation with my son. If I were to replace the exhaust would he want it quieter. He said no. It must be a young person thing. If I were going to be driving it, one of the next things to get replaced would be the exhaust with a stock muffler and then.......aaaaaaaah........peace and quiet reigns again!
i looked at the muffler and there wasnt anything added on to it, would it just be the exhaust system?
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i drove around Australia ,through Australia ,in a tj straight 6 no problem ,if ya in a hurry buy a v8 ,i have a v12 86 jag what a pain in the butt , the jeep walks all over the jag ,selling the jag to up grade the jeep anyway ha ha ,my jeep pulled toyotas out of bogs ,nissians out of bogs ,pretty funny tho to drive straight up to a toyota stuck in the mud wind down the window and say i thought toyotas never get stuck,but that said ive never seen a toyota SWB stuck ,,,still want my jeep tho
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:33 PM   #42
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unless he took the cat off or added an aftermarket muffler the only other reason it would make more noise would be if there is a leak.

I can see wanting it loud if you had a v8 rumbling under the hood, and trust me theres not a lot sweeter than hearing a cammed v8 running through its gears, but on a jeep that will rarely see over 3k rpms? No thanks!


all in all it sounds like you really like the jeep. The items you have issue with are easy to fix. If you havent already pick it up. You wont regret it.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:35 PM   #43
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I drive my 95 a 100miles everyday for work 55-60mph. Put on a Airaid intake & TBS, was getting 22-24mpg. Just put on a set of Bfgs M/T 31 10.5s now down to 18mpg. Injectors & efan next.
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With the age of a YJ, chances are that it has gone through a few muffler changes. They have lots of options for replacements. I would stick with stock for mine. The muffler on there now can't be stock.....it make too much noise for it to be stock. My 2008 which is stock is quiet. Since mine is a four cylinder, is should be quieter than a 6. It may look stock but I doubt it is if it makes a lot of noise.
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unless he took the cat off or added an aftermarket muffler the only other reason it would make more noise would be if there is a leak.

I can see wanting it loud if you had a v8 rumbling under the hood, and trust me theres not a lot sweeter than hearing a cammed v8 running through its gears, but on a jeep that will rarely see over 3k rpms? No thanks!


all in all it sounds like you really like the jeep. The items you have issue with are easy to fix. If you havent already pick it up. You wont regret it.
yeah i know i wont, im just going to see what kind of exhaust he put in just so i can get a heads up before buying/installing a stock one
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Read all the posts.

Please let me add.

It's not the AMC 2.5 that's the problem. AMC built far superior engines, mostly tough and bulletproof, than Chrysler could dream of building---better than Ford and Chevy imho. I've owned AMC jeeps. Much better.

It's the lame Asin AX-5 tranny that Chrysler put into these YJ's.

I've had to replace one at 75,000 miles a few months ago.
They suck.

Love my YJ and the AMC/AX combination has gotten me out of some tight, off road situations. But just barely at full power.

If you just want a reliable daily driver, buy it.
If you want to go see some gorgeous remote back-country...it's an adventure..

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Old 12-11-2011, 01:54 AM   #48
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all terrains. I had some serious mud tires that came on the jeep and they were worn on top of that so the noise coming from them was horrendous. All Terrain tires have a road friendly tread that are also somewhat aggressive in mud and snow.

A friend of mine had a flowmaster on a 2.5 and it was horrible. Put an OEM muffler on and re-sell the aftermarket exhaust to make up some of the cash.
HE STILL HAS THE STOCK EXHAUST !! are exhaust systems hard to put in or should i just have it go through my mechanic? but im going to have my mechanic on monday give it a full spot check, soon i will have my own rig
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Read all the posts.

Please let me add.

It's not the AMC 2.5 that's the problem. AMC built far superior engines, mostly tough and bulletproof, than Chrysler could dream of building---better than Ford and Chevy imho. I've owned AMC jeeps. Much better.

It's the lame Asin AX-5 tranny that Chrysler put into these YJ's.

I've had to replace one at 75,000 miles a few months ago.
They suck.

Love my YJ and the AMC/AX combination has gotten me out of some tight, off road situations. But just barely at full power.

If you just want a reliable daily driver, buy it.
If you want to go see some gorgeous remote back-country...it's an adventure..

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what part of az are you from ?
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:36 AM   #50
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I have an 89 yj. 2.5. Ax 5. 5" pro comp explorer coil conversion lift. Locked front with warn lockouts. Locked rear with 4:88s. Electric fan. Running 33s for winter. She will run 80 on a calm day. When its windy not so much! Gas mileage? Who cares! I can run the road or hit the hills! I can follow quads offroad and watch fullsize trucks wish they could follow! Wranglers are for fun.
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I have an 89 yj. 2.5. Ax 5. 5" pro comp explorer coil conversion lift. Locked front with warn lockouts. Locked rear with 4:88s. Electric fan. Running 33s for winter. She will run 80 on a calm day. When its windy not so much! Gas mileage? Who cares! I can run the road or hit the hills! I can follow quads offroad and watch fullsize trucks wish they could follow! Wranglers are for fun.
How do you like that pro comp lift?
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You must be ......I have never bought a Jeep to race, but feel free to race any of my 4.0's.......My 88 stock XJ with 235,000 miles will blast past my YJ. It isn't even close. I wish people would quit making these claims and misleading new Jeepers

Now back to topic, The 2.5 is great off-road, and around town. If you do long trips, any towing, or a lot of highway driving, I would save my money for a 92 and up 4.0
There are folks that say they run 80 mph, and tow 9,000 lbs with a 2.5, but that is not my experience at all. I really love my little 4 banger, and have accepted what it is good for, but it will never be a 4.0 no matter what mods you throw at it.
I can run 70mph down the interstate, but it takes a while to get there. I am running 33's with the stock 4.10 gears on my 90 YJ but that is pushing it very hard. I have tried smaller sizes of tires too, but off road is where the 2.5 shines so I settled with the 33's
What are you really buying it for is what you need to ask yourself
Both are great Jeeps depending on what you want it for.
I sure hope this helps. Whichever you decide, welcome to the family
I wouldn't claim false info . I don't have a average 2.5. Mine runs amazing . And also , 90 percent of that is the driver. If you know how to shift properly you can beat a faster car . So yeah I guess I can say they suck at shifting lol I just want a v8
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I like the coil lift alot. I built a 95 with all chevy parts. 1 ton axles. 350 350. God I miss it. But the pro comp is a nice ride. Even better off road. A bit sketchy at times when windy but I keeps ya honest on the road. Lol
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Also, it kind of smelled a little bit when I was driving it, is that normal?
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Also, it kind of smelled a little bit when I was driving it, is that normal?
Smells a bit? I know you are new to this, but is it a hot smell like something burning like plastic? or a oil smell? Also if there is any mud on the exhaust it can smell quite funky
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If the back window is open its normal to smell exhaust.
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I like the coil lift alot. I built a 95 with all chevy parts. 1 ton axles. 350 350. God I miss it. But the pro comp is a nice ride. Even better off road. A bit sketchy at times when windy but I keeps ya honest on the road. Lol
I've hear a lot of bad reviews about that kit because I was thinking about getting but the reviews have made me think different about it.
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I've hear a lot of bad reviews about that kit because I was thinking about getting but the reviews have made me think different about it.
So have I. Honestly though. The thing rides great. Especially offroad. Im not easy on my rig at all. No suspension related problems for many years of use to complain about. I clean and lube the arm bushing regularly. The thin lands soft and stable over big jumps. My soa would have killed me. Artriculation could be better but the pounding it has taken. I cannot complain
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Maybe chrysler complained about it to pro comp. Cash shuts alot of people up! Chrysler wants u to buy new. Mine rides fine and is up there with good suspension! Coil over suspension! Lol
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pretty sure the guy sold it, he didnt answer my call! time to look for a new rig..

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