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Old 08-19-2015, 09:19 PM
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I own a 2014 rubicon and looking to add another project. Came across the following. 1994 5 speed 4 cylinder. 160k miles. Looks pretty original and clean. I don't know much about the YJ (and reading as much as I can) but thought I would post a few pics for feedback. Thanks for the help, Rick



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Old 08-19-2015, 09:24 PM
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:25 PM
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:49 PM   #4
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I have seen a lot worse as far as rust, if that's the worst of it and you fix it now it shouldn't be to hard, your only issue I can see is that it has the pooch 4 cyl. I too have the 4 cyl and it doesn't bother me to much but they are underpowered at best. It looks pretty decent from pics. Maine points of rust are frame around front and rear shackles. Make sure they didn't bondo and bad spots. GL
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I agree, it's not in to bad a shape. Was it garaged I don't ever remember my fender flares looking that black. How extensive is the passenger side accident damage? I'd make sure the frame isn't tweaked. Also the brackets below the bumper leads me to believe it was towed behind a camper a lot. So I've never flat towed my YJ so someone else can confirm or deny that there may be more miles on the vehicle than the odometer indicates. I'm just not sure if it registers miles with the transfer case in neutral.
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:10 AM   #6
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The four cylinder mint not be the worst thing in the world, I mean it's slow, but who really wants to go all fast in an old Jeep? Looks like more of a toy, and less of a project to me, great find!
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Hello,

I own a 2014 rubicon and looking to add another project. Came across the following. 1994 5 speed 4 cylinder. 160k miles. Looks pretty original and clean. I don't know much about the YJ (and reading as much as I can) but thought I would post a few pics for feedback. Thanks for the help, Rick



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Thanks for all the help so far. Any additional comments are certainly welcome! Rick
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Personally, I would never buy a 2.5L Jeep (again), unless I was planning to gut the drivetrain. The engine is weak. The transmission is weak.

It might be okay, if you are doing street driving on stock tires. Adding a lift, larger tires, armor, etc, and it will be a dog on the highway. Regearing can help a little, but you'll be dealing with all the extra weight and wind resistance.

The rear axle (Dana 35) is also very weak. It's okay for the stock tires, but you can run into problems with larger tires. Alot of us have done either Dana 44 or Ford 8.8 rear axle swaps.

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