Originally Posted by Mike-In-Mass
Big-Red, Can you tell me why you prefer the 4.0?
The 4.0 is tried and true when taken care of. I have a 91 with 300,000 miles on it still going strong and I have the one in my 92 YJ out of my 95 XJ with 280,000 and still no problems. I though about going V8 yes but it just took more to do it when I already had the setup for a I6. I would have stroked my I6 or purchased a stroked on if I had the funds. I have run 4.88 and 4.56 with 32"s TSLs to 39" Irocs and still hit 70 down the road.
Fuel injected 6's are great off road motors, producing gobbs of low end torque! Where and when it's needed! off-road! Yeah, the 350 will produce way more HP, but at the RPMs it makes, plus if you want more torque out of an v8 you haft to increase your RPMs, things will break when off road. The six, makes its power at low RPM. I really don't mind that it doesn't have tones of get up and go. I'm not in a race care I'm in a Jeep I run a 4.0 and 5 speed in the last 4 jeeps I have owned.
Also if I break something I can hit any joes parts house and pick up my parts.