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06-26-2009 06:34 AM
Dave M
4 cyl jeep

I have a 98 wrangler 4 cyl automatic , very rare from what i read but it has stock tires and i pull a 400 lb boat with it just use the tranny to start off on a hill or ramp , i have pulled thet boat verywhere with no problems , yaes a little sluggish at times but it still does what i want , oh ya it has 160,000 miles on it ! still running , noticing i am getting a little piston slap going on may just drop the oil pan and put new connecting rod bearings in at this point . Good luck
06-26-2009 12:33 AM
jamesdeanblvd I'm not sure on the weight for the boat. I've always wanted a Jeep Wrangler, but, just never pursued it. Once I sold the Harley, I figured now is the time. It is a blast to drive. I'm still not sold 100% on the color (I think the window sticker I found with the manual said Imperial Green Pearl Metallic, I think) It's hard to beat the color of red or blue. I don't plan on doing a lot of off roading, just a little playing.
06-25-2009 11:54 PM
4Jeepn Trail wise the 4 banger will keep up with the 4.0L, unless you in deep mud or sand.

Oh the highway, you will master the down shift. I think the tow rating is 1500 or so for the 4.. and 2k with the six but not sure... both engines if taken care of can go well over 200k.
06-25-2009 11:49 PM
Originally Posted by jamesdeanblvd View Post
That is just being broke in for a jeep!

How much does the boat weigh?
06-25-2009 11:45 PM
New Jeep Owner

I sold the HD and have been looking for a Jeep for the last few months. I was really trying to find a low mileage, 6cy Wrangler that I could play with a little. I kept finding the ones with 120,000+ miles and they were still asking 6-9000$. Then I found a 97, 4cyl, 5speed with only 73000 miles. Very clean. Very clean interior, soft top, nice body, untouched. I ended up getting it for 5200$. I wasn't expecting much out of the 4cy, but, It runs really good. The next morning I put 31" tires and new wheels on it. What a difference. My question is, since it is so clean, low mileage and looks awesome with the new tires and wheels, should I try and sell it, make a couple of thousand and try and find a six cylinder, or, just enjoy the thing.. Will I be able to pull a 16 foot bass boat with the 4cyl, or, do I really need to keep my eyes open for a six cyl if I plan on pulling a boat?


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