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post #1 of 18 Old 02-21-2012, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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maybe trading my jeep need some help

how you guys doing i have a 96 zj with a 3.5 inch lift on 31's and its got the 5.2 v8 with 136k miles my buddy has a 92 yj wrangler lifted 4.5 inches on 33's he just replaced the trans brand new with a new clutch its only has 87k miles but here the problem its got the 2.5 4 cylinder i drove it last night it drove alright but i figured id get some opinions from you guys. both jeep are clean i just put a light bar with 4 kc daylighters on my jeep too. so idk all the help would be greatly appericated. thanks guys

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post #2 of 18 Old 02-21-2012, 04:17 PM
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You are trading luxury for a wind blown rattle box. I wouldn't trade for a 4 banger. At least get the 4.0. I went out with a guy that had 98 wrangler on 35's, 4.0, and 4:88 gears and with the wind it was hell for him on the highway. If it's just a trail rig then you are still going to want the 4.0.
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post #3 of 18 Old 02-21-2012, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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yeah but with such low miles and i know the front rear trans clutch has been replaced and he put a SYE in and its pretty smooth and for summer chicks love having the top down and the door off lol next question if i traded how hard is it to just swap a 4.0 in cause i have the money for the motor just wondering if itll swap straight in
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post #4 of 18 Old 02-21-2012, 05:51 PM
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would not trade
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post #5 of 18 Old 02-21-2012, 05:53 PM
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You are young so who cares. The ZJ is by far a better truck for everyday. Get the Wrangler if you think it will get you laid. Not much space in the back of that. I have gotten busy many times in the back of my old ZJ with the seats down. You are trading down with value, price, and comfort. I don't know how much a 4.0 costs used or new. What is the transmission in the wrangler?
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post #6 of 18 Old 02-21-2012, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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I think it's the ax5 but then again I don't really know and I know my back seat works great that and when you open the back hatch works good too
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post #7 of 18 Old 02-21-2012, 07:06 PM
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I'd keep the ZJ.

I just don't like YJ's, and that 4cyl will suck.

And for what it'll take to do the swap, you could just buy one with a 4.0 in the first place.

If I were you I wouldn't settle for anything less than a TJ if going with a SWB Jeep.
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post #8 of 18 Old 02-21-2012, 07:14 PM
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So you want to trade a newer, more powerful ZJ, for a four banger YJ, just to pickup seat-covers for the summer? Your buddy will be laughing at you, come next the wet/winter season, when said seat-covers are snuggled up in "his" warm ZJ, while you're freezing your tail off in a jeep that can't even out-run it'self.
Wouldn't be a hard choice for me to make.
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post #9 of 18 Old 02-21-2012, 07:18 PM
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simple factoid mathematics puts the zj over the yj.

ABC.....WXYZ.

see, YJ is lower on the ranks scale than a ZJ. The ultimate machine....

wouldnt trade it for any wrangler. LOVE MY ZJ.

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post #10 of 18 Old 02-21-2012, 07:33 PM
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You are trading luxury for a wind blown rattle box. I wouldn't trade for a 4 banger. At least get the 4.0. I went out with a guy that had 98 wrangler on 35's, 4.0, and 4:88 gears and with the wind it was hell for him on the highway. If it's just a trail rig then you are still going to want the 4.0.
you went out with a guy?

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you went out with a guy?
Only a homosexual would ask a question like that.
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in a jeep that can't even out-run it'self.
Just buy one with a 4.0 in the first place if thats what you really want.

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how hard is it to just swap a 4.0 in cause i have the money for the motor just wondering if itll swap straight in
My opinion keep the ZJ, much better all around end of story lol

Buuut If you truly want that wrangler, I work in a mechanic shop and had this bad *** wrangler came in yesterday and it had a 5.3L vortec and the 4L60E out of a newer Chevy! It was beautiful and sounded amazing, the fab work was sick I had to do some research, and found out they make a direct bolt-in kit for the newer Chevy drivetrain in the wrangler.
So my next suggestion would be if you plan to invest in a new motor go with the 5.3 v8 out of a newer Yukon
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Only a homosexual would ask a question like that.
come on, it was only a joke bud

but on topic the zj is a better choice given that the yj is a 2.5

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post #15 of 18 Old 02-22-2012, 03:30 AM
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come on, it was only a joke bud

but on topic the zj is a better choice given that the yj is a 2.5
I saw that too and Polka walked right into that one didn't he ?

I was struggling hard here to keep a straight face and my mouth shut.

Sorry Polka and you are not helping much by replying with ...

"Only a homosexual would ask a question like that"

How do you know that dawg ???

Very sorry here but thanks for the laugh guys.

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