The 2.5L lacks any "umph" you would need unless in 4LO. AX5 is definatly not a strong tranny.
But, 2.5L runs well and a 95 has EFI and the bigger front axle u-joints. It also has the plus of having a reverse rotation front end. The big thing is are you planning on pulling anything or having a big load if you go camping? Off-road, paved that is, the 2.5L has the gears to compensate for a smaller engine size (in the LO range).
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95 YJ, D30/8.8 w/ 4.88s, SOA, 35x14.50x16.5 Pit Bull Mud Dawgs, 101" Wheelbase, Custom Front Bumper, Winch, Custom Rear Tow Points, Traction Bar, Aussie Locker in front, 20 Gal. Gas Tank modification, Hurculiner Tub, Custom Rear Bumper, SYE and CV shaft, BTF Cross-over Steering, RCI 2191 fuel cell, BTF Rockers, RE 1.5" SOA springs up front and XJ springs in the rear
Down the line a bit...engine swap, the list goes on.