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Unread 06-05-2002, 02:01 PM   #1
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Buying a Jeep. Need advice !

I just sold my Mustabg 5.0 and I'm looking for a Jeep YJ. Can you guys tell me what I should look for and what I should stay away from ? Any advice would be great !

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Unread 06-05-2002, 02:52 PM   #2
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the most popular YJ's are the 91-95 with the 4.0L I-6... puts out about 180HP. 87-90 4.2L are also popular cause they are great for low end torque. then there is the infamous 2.5L 4 banger which i have. from 87-91 they had 105HP, but after that they had abot 125HP, slightly more than the earlier 4.2Lcarb models, which had around 115HP. If you want to run big tires, and speed is an issue like highway driving, id stay away from the 2.5L cause you'll just get disappointed in the end cause you lose power. I have 30x9 BFG ATs with the 4 banger and some air system modifications, filters etc. and it is fine on the highway ad my acceleration isnt that bad. i usually cruise at about 75MPH doing about 2900RPMs on the tach. ive had it up in the high 90MPH range downhill but thats not too safe. The transmission on the 4.0L, AX-15 (from what ive heard) lasts longr than the peugot on the 4.2L, and the AX-5 on the 2.5L. some also prefer the older style YJ roll bar. looking back, all i could afford was my 4 banger at the time, i wish i saved up and got the 6. other than rust, accidents, very high miles 130K+, and YJ should do the trick once you know which engine you want. hope this helps!
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Unread 06-05-2002, 02:53 PM   #3
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Unread 06-05-2002, 05:20 PM   #4
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Get one '91 and newer. Stay away from the carbed 4.2. The 4 banger is OK (its what I have) but sometimes you really want more power (towing, hills, etc).
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Unread 06-05-2002, 05:48 PM   #5
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Any Is good. Just make sure you check over everything...motor, axle joints u joints that kind of stuff. Look for excessive off road use underneath. If you live in a heavily salted area, check for rust on the floor. look for obvious leaks around the windsheild, firewall, doors. All use Jeeps are going to have this stuff to one degree or another. And if anyone tells you otherwise they are either A: lieing B: Don't own a Jeep . Don't listen to what everyone says about the 4.2l either, its not that bad. It has more torque than the FI 4.0l. Although the 4.0 does have better gas ,ilage and top end but who really wants that in a JEep anyway <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
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