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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:19 PM   #16
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And the niner doesn't suck more gas than the 5.2, the basic theory is that the engine has to work less because it's more powerful so fuel evens out. Thats why the 4.slow is so bad on gas, it's underpowered for the vehicle.

9er does take premium though.

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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:20 PM   #17
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Efan is standard on niners, all others had clutch fans. At least in the US.
Then I stand corrected kgm6ov.Didn't know that.Thanks for the info
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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:27 PM   #18
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You can get an SCT tuner that will reprogram the PCM to run regular fuel and not lose power. It comes with economy, towing, and performance. The difference between regular and premium around here is 24 cents as far as the "spending more on fuel" argument. If you toss in 15 gallons you would only be paying 3-4 bucks more for the 5.9 and if you can't afford 4 extra bucks for gas then you shouldn't have a Jeep to begin with.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:30 PM   #19
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Personally, I'd love to take a 360 and swap it into my '93 instead of buying a 5.9l. But that's just me.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:32 PM   #20
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well,here's one that's' available that looks appealing:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/cto/3686035754.html
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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:37 PM   #21
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That isn't a bad deal at all if everything check out
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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:41 PM   #22
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Unfortunately, I'd have to sell my 5.2 before I could bite the bullet and by the time I do that it'll probably be gone. So maybe one of you guys should jump on it
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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:43 PM   #23
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Unfortunately, I'd have to sell my 5.2 before I could bite the bullet and by the time I do that it'll probably be gone.
Any V8 ZJ you buy you will probably have to sink 1000 dollars into it just fixing the worn out parts. Viscous coupler, bushings, plenum gasket, ect. I have almost got mine in tip top shape and I got it in 8/11, just a few more things to fix.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:46 PM   #24
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Any V8 ZJ you buy you will probably have to sink 1000 dollars into it just fixing the worn out parts. Viscous coupler, bushings, plenum gasket, ect.
You're spot on there Polka,when I got my 5.2 a couple of years ago that's about what I put into it to get it "right".
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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:48 PM   #25
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It's better looking, better performing (was the fastest SUV made for many years) has a stronger transmission, yeah it's 15 years old, but most other ZJs are older & none are newer. When you do have to dump money into it, it doesn't hurt as bad, because you're keeping a limited production vehicle going.

But yeah, If you have to ask...
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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:51 PM   #26
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It's better looking, better performing (was the fastest SUV made for many years) has a stronger transmission, yeah it's 15 years old, but most other ZJs are older & none are newer. When you do have to dump money into it, it doesn't hurt as bad, because you're keeping a limited production vehicle going.

But yeah, If you have to ask...
What is all this BS about having to ask???You're about the 5th guy that said that
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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:53 PM   #27
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You aren't ready yet dude.........
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Unread 03-21-2013, 05:57 PM   #28
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You aren't ready yet dude.........
When you are ready grasshopper...you will know
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Unread 03-21-2013, 06:14 PM   #29
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Stop with the "if you have to ask" sheet. Sound like arseholes.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 06:16 PM   #30
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I would say power is not the only thing you gain...you also get a crappy transfer case that most people downgrade.
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