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post #1 of 8 Old 08-22-2003, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Good year for a YJ....?

Just tossing around the idea of geting a YJ to beat on the trails.... wondering what you owners consider to be the better years for engines, ignition systems, axles etc....

Don't know much about em but I'd be looking for a I6 Auto EFI, couldn't care less about body damage or a roof over it .... just something to strip down, cage and beat the poop out of...

... an no sidewindin' bushwackin', hornswagglin' cracker croaker is gonna rouin me bishen cutter.

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Any year will take care of that need! Here's a poll that shows what year Jeep most members have:

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post #3 of 8 Old 08-22-2003, 06:55 PM
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91 is the first year with the Fuel Injected I6 motor as far as I know.
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post #4 of 8 Old 08-22-2003, 07:38 PM
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I would avoid the 87 to 88 ( I believe) that had the Peugeot 5sp gear box. My has been okay but I would rather had the AX of later models. My fault for not looking on the forum here first....

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post #5 of 8 Old 08-22-2003, 10:55 PM
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personaly i would do a 91 fuel injection, good tranny, and the better style of roll bar unless you have a family that you plan on having in the back seat but definetly a 6 cylinder.

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post #6 of 8 Old 08-23-2003, 05:32 PM
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95, MPFI 4.0L good tranny, all had the same axles(except for pre-90 non c-clip rears) and 95 had 297 front U-joints in the axle.
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post #7 of 8 Old 08-23-2003, 06:50 PM
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I feel so lucky to have gotten a 91' Jeep (for $800 BTW!) Id say look for something that 91'+

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post #8 of 8 Old 08-23-2003, 08:20 PM
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i have an 89 for sale in the sale section it's got a carb but it's not the OEM carter job, it's a 2bbl holley w/a clifford intake manifold i've driven both the carbed versions and FI versions of the jeep I6 & the 258 (4.2L) carbed version is smoother and has lots more lowend torque. either way, they're fun vehicles no matter what's under the hood!
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