Hey guys, so I might be in the works of trading my '99 wj w/4.7 and 200k for a '92 yj w/2.5, 5spd and 126k. You might call me crazy, but I've always wanted a yj (crazy about them for some reason) but never really gave a lot of thought about the 4 cylinders. It's not a bad jeep, only has rust below doors which is covered by diamond plate kick panels, paint is currently primer, and has a goofy hood scoop that would come off before I would even drive it home, lol. A few tears on drivers seat, otherwise interior is nice.
My questions are, how reliable are the little 4cylinders and are they so powerless I'm going to regret it hugely? I know it'll be hard going from my v8 to the 4, but I want a little gas savings and really don't need the hp anyways. I don't tow, race or anything, I drive like grandma, so maybe the 4cyl is right for me? Lol. However, it does currently have 33's on it the owner says, is that gonna be way to much for this little motor? If so maybe I can trade the mt tires for something a bit smaller, maybe a 31"? He says it's not lifted either.
Also, how reliable are the ax-5's? Are they strong enough for the little 4 and just daily driving?
This jeep will be taking over as a daily driver. Not a lot of miles weekly, it's a short commute. I would want to use it to for going to the beach, up to NH, so should be capable of 1-3hr drives, but otherwise nothing crazy.
Any known or common problems I should be on the watch for? Probably going to try to meet up this weekend to check it out. He said it needs a trans mount but that's getting replaced tomorrow by mechanic, but otherwise has no issues on original drivetrain.
Let me know what you Guys think, thanks for the input!