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Unread 11-08-2013, 01:12 PM   #1
bigdavepz
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35s with 4.88 gearing, thinking about lookin at this one

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/4160709179.html

Thinking about looking at it. My concern is the 35"s and 4.88 gearing. I know that 33's and 4.88 gearing is the "sweet spot" for this 2.5L jeep, just wanted some thoughts before I ventured out.

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Unread 11-08-2013, 03:42 PM   #2
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Id be more worried about paying $7k for a wrangler with the 4 popper in it. For that price you can get a stock 6.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 04:03 PM   #3
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What are you planning to do with the jeep? I've had both 4cyl and 6cyl
Jeeps and the 6 is way more capable all the way around. 4cyl with 35's and 4:88 is going to be a bit of a dog on the highway especially if you are in a hilly area. Should be decent off road especially if you put a teralow kit in the transfer case. Just my 2 cents. Good luck
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Unread 11-08-2013, 04:04 PM   #4
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Let me clarify my post, a 4 cylinder Jeep is fine however a 97 4 cylinder with 155k miles priced at $7k is 2-3k too much. Modifications don't add jack to the bottom line.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 04:12 PM   #5
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I agree price is a bit high. It probably would go for about $1500 cheaper where I'm at (southern NJ)
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Unread 11-08-2013, 05:20 PM   #6
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4 cly 35, no way in hell. but, the gm 4 cly has same bolt pattern as small v8, its depends on what 4 cly in there
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Unread 11-09-2013, 07:27 AM   #7
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Let me clarify my post, a 4 cylinder Jeep is fine however a 97 4 cylinder with 155k miles priced at $7k is 2-3k too much. Modifications don't add jack to the bottom line.
Agree 100%. Also a 4 cylinder jacked to 35 tires is a dog. It looks to me as the owner went for looks instead of performance. If you are going to re-sell to a high school kid who wants to be looked at, then I would offer $4,500. If you are buying to have a Jeep to actually use, I would look for a completely stock, completely rust free unit that works as intended. For this I would also offer $4,500.
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