|12-15-2011 08:34 PM|
|aktive1||i have only had 1 jeep automatic, and i was scared to death of it after hearing that they were hard to find if it broke and the rebuild cost was usually the same price as a used jeep. my prefrence is the 5 spd, the ax5 has its issues but they are alot easier to find. hope this helps..|
|12-15-2011 12:37 PM|
Great information, I'm also new to jeeps and the forum I'm looking at 2 jeeps- 4 cylinders, one is auto the other is 5 speed, both 95.
Any disadvantages of the auto over the 5 speed?
The auto has lower mileage and better condition compared of the 5 speed.
I'm planning of using it for the snow , daily driving and on occasion towing.
your help and input i appreciated.
|12-15-2011 09:51 AM|
|aktive1||i have had both the 2.5 and 6cylinder, i did not notice a difference on the hwy but i did notice a difference towing my jet skis with the 6cyl. it had more torque and was easier to pull out of the launch area. the top speed was only about 75mph. i learend that if you draft behind another vehicle it really helps the hwy speed.|
|12-15-2011 09:21 AM|
|12-15-2011 06:51 AM|
|Kynaston1474||I've only had my Jeep for a few months. But let me say a couple of weeks with me is worse than a few years with most people. I had it offroad day before yesterday and managed to get it good and stuck. I had to drop into 4wd low and rock it for a minute get out. Almost went off the side of a mtn. In my opinion the low gearing makes the 2.5 desireable offroad as long as your getting traction that is...|
|12-15-2011 02:17 AM|
|duaneduanet||I can go anywhere in my 2.5L that my friend can in his 4.2L. If you want to drive on HWY get the 6cyl. If you want a good off road or around town Jeep get the 4 cyl.|
|12-12-2011 10:54 PM|
|seanaz||pretty sure the guy sold it, he didnt answer my call! time to look for a new rig..|
|12-12-2011 01:47 PM|
|hellboy67||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|
|12-12-2011 01:44 PM|
pro comp lift
|12-11-2011 06:37 PM|
|12-11-2011 06:00 PM|
|stykthyn||If the back window is open its normal to smell exhaust.|
|12-11-2011 05:43 PM|
|12-11-2011 04:40 PM|
|seanaz||Also, it kind of smelled a little bit when I was driving it, is that normal?|
|12-11-2011 01:21 PM|
|hellboy67||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|
|12-11-2011 11:22 AM|
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|12-11-2011 07:36 AM|
|hellboy67||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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|12-10-2011 05:46 PM|
|brent in az||
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.
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..
|12-10-2011 05:37 PM|
|12-10-2011 05:37 PM|
|jk'n||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.|
|12-10-2011 05:35 PM|
|River Rat||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.|
|12-10-2011 05:33 PM|
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.
|12-10-2011 05:32 PM|
|Harro||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|
|12-10-2011 05:27 PM|
|12-10-2011 05:25 PM|
|jk'n||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!|
|12-10-2011 05:23 PM|
|seanaz||and whats the best site to buy gear off if there is any good online sites just so i can see the prices and what not!|
|12-10-2011 05:21 PM|
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