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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
rob328 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.

Thanks

Rob
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
seanaz
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Originally Posted by Kynaston1474 View Post
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...
But did you have fun?!
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
hellboy67
pro comp lift

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Originally Posted by EMTJEEP View Post
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
12-11-2011 06:37 PM
EMTJEEP
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Originally Posted by 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
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.
12-11-2011 06:00 PM
stykthyn If the back window is open its normal to smell exhaust.
12-11-2011 05:43 PM
DirtyRob
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Originally Posted by seanaz View Post
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
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
loganInaYj
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Originally Posted by d5string

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
12-11-2011 10:58 AM
EMTJEEP
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Originally Posted by 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.
How do you like that pro comp lift?
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.
12-11-2011 12:54 AM
seanaz
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Originally Posted by brent in az View Post
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..

-Brent
what part of az are you from ?
12-11-2011 12:54 AM
seanaz
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Originally Posted by stykthyn View Post
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
12-10-2011 06:44 PM
stykthyn ax5 FTL.
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.
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..

-Brent
12-10-2011 05:37 PM
seanaz
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Originally Posted by stykthyn View Post
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
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
stykthyn 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
seanaz
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Originally Posted by jk'n View Post
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?
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
seanaz
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Originally Posted by stykthyn View Post
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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