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Just out of curiosity. I'm around 6'4'', so not a ton of things fit me that well, but just kind of curious if there's anyone else decently tall driving these things.

Also side note, do the 2.5l 4cyl YJ's have a problem around 150,000+ plus miles? Was looking at one last night who had a rebuilt engine, and this is probably the second guy who has said he's had to replace that engine around those miles.
 

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150K plus miles is like an 80 y/o man things are bound to droop sag and break..
 

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Was 5' 11" but after driving a YJ on the trails I have shrunk to 5" 10". Usually comfortable on short drives but long drives (4 hours) my neck bothers me.

It really could be old age and gravity but I think the harsh ride is why I am getting shorter.
 

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Huh, guess I'm not really alone. Didn't realize the YJ's were a tad bigger. I'll have to see if I can pick one up, as the other two have been TJ's. Although disappointed I missed out on a 97 TJ Sahara, automatic in great condition for only 5400. Sold within a few hours of it getting posted. Until I started getting into jeeps, didn't realize how fast the good ones get picked up.
 

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I'm around 6'6, 240. Yup I fit well in my YJ. To many people call me "*******" or "Country Boy" psshhh they just mad I'm in a Jeep and their in a Prius :p Would like to have it taller then 20 inch's. Rough Country 4" lift time!!!!!!!!
 

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I'm 6'-1" and I fit OK until I put racing seats in. Had to totally modify the fold forward seat riser so the front links were shorter. While making everything fit me just right, I moved the seat mounts back a few inches along the floor. I used big fender washers to keep from ripping the bolts through the floor.

I have also heard about riser that are available to move the seat back. I think they are called "Big Boy" risers.
 

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6'3" with a 1990 YJ. Older YJs have a lot of seat sag so I feel like I'm a bit too far away from the windshield. Plenty of head clearance. My wheeling buddy is 6'6" and sometimes whacks his head on the soundbar so I'm going to try flipping that around to the backside of the cage to relieve that.

You'll be great with a YJ. Very comfortable. I have 6" of lift and have little trouble getting in and out. My 5'2" mother in law is another story, lol... She fell out.


As far as motors the i6s are great motors. My 4.2 has over 200k miles on it and while it could use a rebuild it doesn't need it yet. I'm hoping to get it to 225k although I'm ready to rebuild it anytime. I really don't know anything about the 4cyl. Sorry!
 
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