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Old 09-01-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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What to look for?

Hey guys, i'm currently trying to find a 1991-1995 YJ and am wondering what all things these models have track records of, as in things that go bad, wear out, or just anything in general. It'll be my first Jeep, always had trucks, but am getting tired of them and have grown up around Jeeps so i figured its time i get me one and get in on all the fun.

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Old 09-02-2010, 03:33 AM   #2

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Welcome to the forum. The 91-95s are pretty dependable. If you scan the forums most of what you see go wrong is in the engine management systems sensors such as Throttle Position Sensor and Crankshaft Position Sensor. They aren't that big a problem though. If you are in the market and can find one the 4.0L inline 6 is prefered over the 2.5L 4 cyl. especially if you plan on running larger tires.

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Old 09-02-2010, 01:38 PM   #3
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Well i'd say the engine is preference. My mechanic who is a YJ Jeep owner has a 6CYL, I have 4CYL, he likes my jeep because he can get work on it much easier than his own 6CYL. The 6 has more power but the 4 is slightly better at gas mileage. It's all depending on what type of application you are using it for and what type of modding you're going to get into. Because the 4 is still a beast on the trails as long as you regear it. Engine wise, they are pretty reliable. The thing about these is probably the body and tubs. Check for rusting (around rear fender and rocker/sidesteps) and understand what type of work is involved. Frame and suspension is should be eyed carefully when purchasing. Hope this helps, good luck, either way a Jeep is the ultimate. Square headlights and hidden gas caps Rock!
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I'm right now set on a 4.0L, i wanna run 33's, nothing more than a 4" lift, and i'm thinking a 4 cylinder would just struggle with it unless as you said, i get it regeared. Which, is like so many other things, something i don't know enough about to just go and get done. I have a best friend with a '95 Wrangler thats got a 4 cylinder, 4" rough country lift and 29" tires, he's scared to put any size bigger, and....it looks kinda puny with such small tires. As far as usage goes, i just wanna do some conservative trail riding, nothing to major because i want it to stay driveable for an everyday trip to town, not always gettin something fixed. What does it cost to have a 4 cylinder regeared?
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