Jeep has to go back to basics. 4.0L or a CRD is better than a 3.8 engine that also comes in a mini-van. I saw a JK onwer the other day and he said I liked my TJ. I replied, "Yeah, they don't make them like they used to."
yea, now they're comfortable
that being said, my wife's xj completely destroys the jk in acceleration, and they get about the same mileage.
i test drove a jk rubicon and i test drove an jk x(only standard they had) and ive driven my friends moms jk sahara and all three seemed sluggish to me, so i would be infavor of either bringing back the 4.0(highly doubt it) or my personnal favorite which theyve already made a few for the military as prototypes which is CRD J8, you cant go wrong with those, dana 44 front dana 60 rear(i think) and a diesel engine
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1999 Jeep Wrangler-Trail Rig
1989 Jeep Comanche-Project Truck
from my understanding, Im friends with the local jeep parts guy (as we pretty much all are).. Reno is the primary test zone for the Wranglers, and Chrysler brought up some 3.0 Diesel JK's to run the rubicon, and from what I understand they did exceptionally well and its more likely you'll see a Diesel JK before a Hemi.. But if you look on youtube, you can see some videos of 6.1L Wranglers..
But you need to run the 3.8 at redline to get the extra horsepower. The 4.0 (and even the 4.2 with FI) produce a better horsepower/torque ratio at lower rpm's. Thats why it's better to swap in a diesel or V8 rather than a turbo charged 4 banger.
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Originally Posted by jeep-jeep-01
And by the look of his avatar and name... not a hippie.
Wow I did not know there were so many experts on these forums! HAHA
92 XJ 6 1/2 RC lift plus 2in BB, 35x12.5 Mud Rovers m/ts Aussie front D30 and Powertrax locker C8.25 rear, Rusty HD steering, RC control arm drop brackets, Nates rear bumper, HD SYE, YJ brake lines, Transfer skid plate, Nates slim line front bumper, Smittybilt XRC-8 winch, converted A/C to onboard air, Rino lined Floor boards
06 TJ stock gone
08 JK Rubicon 3in Zone lift, 35x12.5x17KM2s 1.5 wheel spacers, Super Chips programmer