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post #1 of 4 Old 09-08-2008, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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what do you think

ok so i just had a thread alot like this one but wasnt really getting what i was hoping for and dont think i will with out pictures...

so for now say im wrong and this jeep i found dose have the stock 2.8 carbed v6. dose the motor actualy belong in the trash or is it just crap compared to the 4.0 I6 wich has proven itself agian and a agian

my last trail rig was a trooper II with a 4cyl wich i believe has about 120 hp
it was fine for me...i only ran 31s and never go to test it off road with the 33s but what im getting at is if it was the 2.8 would it be a deal breaker?

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-08-2008, 05:11 PM
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when I was searching for my XJ I made it a point to shop for the 4.0L strait six because of its track record and most of the jeep guys seem to stick with what works but if your willing to work on it you can make any engine work some just work better than others.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-08-2008, 05:32 PM
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I think you've pretty much been told it's a POS. Why bother when 4.0s are a practically a dime a dozen? Not to mention how crappy a carb can be off road, and all the other funky parts the real early XJs used. If you can get it free, take it, and sell it for scrap--you should be able to get a couple hundred bucks to put towards a 4.0.

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post #4 of 4 Old 09-08-2008, 05:49 PM
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Jeep and 4.0 just go together. If you are still in the shopping mode 4.0's are everywhere out there, I actually have a hard time finding one that is none 4.0.
Had the same 2.8 in an old buick and it i dont think it belonged in that either.

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