Ok I have a 89 Wrangler sport, I6, 5sp, 168,000 with a 4" rough country Lift on 33"s. I do love my jeep. I like to curse around in it, But I'm not sure I want to keep putting more and more money into something that this old.
I have some problems with it right now that have me hung up on keeping it or selling it. I do really like my friends tj lifted 5 3/4" on 35s! It Nice.
So my problem and reason why I'm thinking of selling and Going to a Tj are;
I have the stock trans that keeps getting stuck in 3rd gear. Shift will be in nuteral and the trans in 3rd. I don't think it a Ax15 and 1st and 2nd is really loose and hard to get into some times. Getting back into First after being stoped at lights can really suck.
Next is the gears and axles. I have the stock 3.07 gear and with the 33"s I can't use 4th or 5th and can't get up to or stay above 50mph. I wanted to do a Ford 8.8 and 4.10 front. Because of this I don't use the highway. I love to drive it but just in my little town sucks. I need to use the highways to get to the woods.
Then there the Power steering box that is loose and starting to leak. I have never had luck rebuilding them. I was gonna do the durango up grade to it. What I don't like about the jeep is it just seems like you move the wheel and little and it all over the road. I'm also use to driving Cdl truck and my F250.
The Engine runs great most days but has it days when it sputters and bogs. I have yet to figure out why. Thinking it maybe the weber carb and not being nutter but it not all the time. And after a while it goes away.
It going to need a paint job as it like 3 different colors black for the p/o.
The wireing under the hood it a little bit of a mess from the p/o to. Thank god I have not had to mess with that!
Soft top needs a new Frame.
The p/o owner once again, didn't have the heater hose going to the heater core, There just loped. My guess it leaks and I will be replacing that next week.
Beside those problems it a good jeep. I just need to figure out if I want to put a lot of more money into it. I already have $3,600 to $4,000 In to it.Or Just sell it and find my self a good tj that has less mile and not beat on. My jeep was Lifted, unlifted, then I relifted. I don't pick up on the little lift signs till I started and stuff like Break line drop was in, trans case drop was in. ect!
Also I'm starting school next week and it a 40+ mile drive round trip a night. 4 nights a week till Jan. With my diesel F250 3.75 sucks! I would much rather pay 3.39 a gallon. I just don't trust the jeep to get me there and back.
So if you where in my shoes what would u do. I love my jeep but also love the Tj's.