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Old 05-14-2011, 01:37 PM   #31
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we should open a "4 cyl. To 4bt" thread based on the amount of people wanting the conversion (unless of course i'm either lazy or blind and it is already there :d)
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I drove a buddy's 4.0L yj a while back and the first thing I noticed is that it's much heavier. It was like it handled differently or something. It didn't have as much of an agile feel to it. I might be crazy though...
I have the 2.5 and my roomate has a 4.0 and I feel the same way. Maybe I'm biased towards mine but we've never done a top end job on mine, nor have we thought about tearing down the carb(because there isn't one) And we definitely haven't had to do 1/3 of the work on mine we've done on his. Add that to twice the gas mileage and cheaper maintenance. At any rate I love my jeep!

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Old 05-15-2011, 12:05 AM   #33
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Okay so I get it. I understand why everyone loves the 4.0. And lord knows I'd like a little more umph on the interstate too. However my love affair with Jeeps began with a 75 CJ with the straight 6. Later I bought a 79 CJ7 with a 304 and man let me tell you it was fun to show off the power that beast of an engine had but, fuel wise it just wasn't practical as an everyday driver. Especially now that I'm a family man. Reluctantly I had to let it go off to a happy home where someone would put it in the woods like it needed to be. Recently I purchased a 90 YJ wit a 2.5 and my fascination was born anew. This thing feels just like the ol straight 6 that I initially fell in love with. It's torque is similar and the amount of underpowering is about what I remember from the CJ5. Hell I don't want to go more than 65 in a Jeep anyway. So I just wanted to ask; Do other folks out there feel like I do about my 2.5? Or does everyone just wish they had held out for the V6? I for one couldn't be happier with my little 4 banger.
V6??? I know Im not holding out for a JK anytime soon, Although im sure alot of people have and will..
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:07 AM   #34
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dont have a 2.5 but still a 4 cyl i have the 2.4 and love it, sure like everyone else id like more power on interstate but not complainin ;] traded my car for it which i had some money put into and got too many tickets in it, it was a cop magnet and i wanted something a little bigger, hated trying to get outta the damn thing (im 6'2" 230 ish) so i found my jeep and loved it, does fine for what i need and no more tickets haha of coarse you can add me to the "i want a 4bt" list as well 2.5" lift and 31s still get like 19 or so highway trips, have gotten as low as 15 after wheelin and just ridin around town a lot but normally stay in the upper teens
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My first Wrangler was a 2.5L, and I'm in the process of selling it. I liked it on the trail, but the gas mileage sucked. I got 13.5 MPG city, and about 15 highway. It was reliable, and fun. I'm glad it was my first, but it will most certainly be my last 2.5L. The engines are anemic, and the AX5 is a piece of trash. The automatic is more reliable, but it just doesn't run well with the 2.5L.

I'm now happily getting 18 mpgs in my 4.0L TJ. I still only go 65 MPH, but when I need to pass a car....I can.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:50 AM   #36
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It's a good engine. I just wish it had a bit more get up and go for the freeways where everybody honks at you if you aren't doing at least 70 in the SLOW lane...

Plenty of torque on the trail, and I have gotten up every obstacle I've come across.
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This is what I've always said about my old 2.5L. It's meant to be in 4Lo.
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as I said, makes the decision of swapping it with a BT4 very easy
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I was very skeptical of the 2.5 when I was offered my 92 YJ. I was used to my old CJ with a 304 and headers, which was the most wonderful creation I have ever owned or driven. Well, I took the chance and bought the YJ.... and I haven't regretted it a bit. I put a K&N air filter on it and am considering a high performance throttle body. Mine has plenty power except for hills on the highway. It hasn't let me down a time and has earned its rightful place in my admiration. I have access to both a 4.0 six-cylinder or a complete 304 v-8.... but I think we will keep the 2.5. If I wanted SPEED I would drive a car or something else. If I want to be different from the crowd, I drive my JEEP. After all, IMAGE is EVERYTHING.
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I rarely have my yj over 50mph so for me the 2.5 is the best. I never get in a hurry with it and I feel really relaxed becuase of that. I usually shift on the shift light and am usually in 4th in town. Just toolin' with the top down
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i love my 2.5 to death i can beat the piss out of it all day and not worry about it and when people make fun of me for being not super quick all i do is srug it off and then say i can go where u cant go who needs to go 70mph all the time its a jeep i dont know about anyone else but mine is a little squirrly at 70mph and when it snows i watch people do 55 sliding all over the road i just put in 4wheel and do about 65 and fly by them like nothing causing a white out when i pass... i also raced a honda civic that was riced out and i won 4CYL JEEP power gotta love it
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My first YJ and 2.5

I have no problem with the 2.5's. It runs great and around here where the speed limit is 55, all the "speeders" can go around. I'll take my time and look cool doing it!
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My 95 4 cylinder gets great gas mileage and its got more torque than most these hot rods and diesels in town. I can actually pop the front tires a couple feet off the ground if I'm driving in 1st or 2nd and stomp on the gas pedal. And that's pushin 33s with a 5 inch lift. 2.5s have plenty of power
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My 95 4 cylinder gets great gas mileage and its got more torque than most these hot rods and diesels in town. I can actually pop the front tires a couple feet off the ground if I'm driving in 1st or 2nd and stomp on the gas pedal. And that's pushin 33s with a 5 inch lift. 2.5s have plenty of power
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My 95 4 cylinder gets great gas mileage and its got more torque than most these hot rods and diesels in town. I can actually pop the front tires a couple feet off the ground if I'm driving in 1st or 2nd and stomp on the gas pedal. And that's pushin 33s with a 5 inch lift. 2.5s have plenty of power
You know what's funny? My 2.2L Toyota Camry from 1994 produces more HP and torque.

It also gets 30 mpgs.

Did I forget to mention it will go 180 mph and I can drive 20 miles while doing a wheelie?
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You guys are nuts. Once you hit 88mph in a JEEP, you open up a time travel worm hole and have to enter it, as it is unavoidable. At that point your tires will spin so fast that they light the street on fire and you will suddenly explode into a new alternate time line sometime in the future. That is why nobody goes faster than 80 in a Jeep, cause it's scary.
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this forum is great....i love this forum...i just got my 91 yj with 2.5 manual trans...i love it. i was wonderin if it would be capable offroad goin over big rocks and thru big mudholes...but now i know...my jeep will cost very little gas to get there and be capable to get me thru there....you guys r great....thanks
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No shit did you not my jeep is red? The inside is rhino lined and has a carpet over it. I'm not a dumbass as youre making yourself sound
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You know what's funny? My 2.2L Toyota Camry from 1994 produces more HP and torque.

It also gets 30 mpgs.

Did I forget to mention it will go 180 mph and I can drive 20 miles while doing a wheelie?
Your are one smartass idiot. You think I drive around all day riding a wheelie? I was proving my point that 2.5s have power. This isn't a competition
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My 95 4 cylinder gets great gas mileage and its got more torque than most these hot rods and diesels in town. I can actually pop the front tires a couple feet off the ground if I'm driving in 1st or 2nd and stomp on the gas pedal. And that's pushin 33s with a 5 inch lift. 2.5s have plenty of power
same here lol
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So, my whole jeep gets air borne as soon as I pop the clutch.
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122,xxx on my 95 and love it. Doesn't move as fast since I put the 33s on it but it isn't a daily driver so its all good. I actually think that the gpm is better in the yj than our v8 hemi xk
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No shit did you not my jeep is red? The inside is rhino lined and has a carpet over it. I'm not a dumbass as youre making yourself sound
Umm thats my sig....I wasnt picking on you, but it sounds like you need to calm down
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Umm thats my sig....I wasnt picking on you, but it sounds like you need to calm down
Sorry didn't realize that was your signature. I'm new to this wrangler forum so still getting used to it
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My 95 4 cylinder gets great gas mileage and its got more torque than most these hot rods and diesels in town. I can actually pop the front tires a couple feet off the ground if I'm driving in 1st or 2nd and stomp on the gas pedal. And that's pushin 33s with a 5 inch lift. 2.5s have plenty of power

I'd like to see that, don't suppose you got any pictures of your Jeep doing that? I have a pretty strong 4 cylinder and I don't think I could do that.

I'm going to go give it a try, though.
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I'd like to see that, don't suppose you got any pictures of your Jeep doing that? I have a pretty strong 4 cylinder and I don't think I could do that.

I'm going to go give it a try, though.
Lol no I don't have any pictures of it but ill try to get one sometimme
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Your are one smartass idiot. You think I drive around all day riding a wheelie? I was proving my point that 2.5s have power. This isn't a competition
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I'd like to see that, don't suppose you got any pictures of your Jeep doing that? I have a pretty strong 4 cylinder and I don't think I could do that.

I'm going to go give it a try, though.
It can be done. With my 4 cylinder if you hit the gas while rolling in first, let go quick, then stomp it as soon as it compresses the front springs it will pull the tires off about a foot. I did a 4.0 swap and tried it now it just smokes the tires 1st, 2nd, and chirps 3rd
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