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Unread 01-29-2008, 10:11 AM   #31
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There are a ton of 4.0 6cyl YJ's. I've had two of them, so there's at least two out there I'd definately reccomend getting the 6. A YJ with a fuel injected 6 cyl is a tank. STAY AWAY FROM the 4.2 with a carb(YJ's up to '90 or so)! The carb will give you fits. Fuel injection all the way.

Lots of people swear by the 4, but no one really knows why.

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Unread 01-29-2008, 01:50 PM   #32
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I agree on the 4.0 6 cyl. One of the most reliable engines ever! My friend had one of the first cherokees to get the 4.0. Recently he scrapped it because the whole vehicle was falling apart around the engine but the original 300+k mi engine still started right up and ran perfectly!

The 4.2 is a lot of fun but the gas mileage is pretty bad! At least the way I drove it! My Dad had an 88 Sahara with that engine. It would get about 8mpg when I was driving it (at about 18 y o). With my Dad behind the wheel I think it got 11 or 12 on the little stock tires.
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Unread 01-29-2008, 03:01 PM   #33
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Most YJ's I see are 4cyl's. They are alot of 6cyl's but they seem to cost about 2000 more than the same jeep with a 4cyl. I still vote Cherokee.
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Unread 01-29-2008, 03:07 PM   #34
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I got my '92 with the 6 cyl and some basic mods, in perfect shape, completely rust free, with 83,000 miles on it, with hardtop, soft top, full doors, and safari doors, for $6500. The deals are out there. I'd definatley shop around for a 6 cyl.
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Unread 01-30-2008, 04:43 AM   #35
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Most YJ's I see are 4cyl's. They are alot of 6cyl's but they seem to cost about 2000 more than the same jeep with a 4cyl. I still vote Cherokee.
I've only seen Cherokees with the 4.0 engine. Did they come any other way? I really like the looks of both the Cherokee and YJ, so it's going to be tough to choose-both have their merits. I think I'm firm on the manual tranny though. I've never been a fan of autos.

Here's another question (and thank you all for indulging my ever curious mind), auto vs manual. Any benefits/disadvantages to either? As you can tell, I normally lean in the manual direction, but how is wheeling with an auto?


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Unread 01-30-2008, 10:48 AM   #36
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A lot of people swear by the auto for wheeling...no worry of slipping the clutch, no jumping from the brake to gas while you're rolling backwards, etc.

Other people prefer the control the manual offers and swear that an auto is a crutch for those with no skill. The debate rages on...
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Unread 01-30-2008, 11:25 AM   #37
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I've only seen Cherokees with the 4.0 engine. Did they come any other way? I really like the looks of both the Cherokee and YJ, so it's going to be tough to choose-both have their merits. I think I'm firm on the manual tranny though. I've never been a fan of autos.

Here's another question (and thank you all for indulging my ever curious mind), auto vs manual. Any benefits/disadvantages to either? As you can tell, I normally lean in the manual direction, but how is wheeling with an auto?


thanks again. You guys are great.

The cherokee's did come with a 4cyl motor, but most have the 6cyl. I would stay away from 4 banggers. Most cherokee's are auto, but manuals can be found.

The old auto vs manual debate.
Basically I think it depends on what the rig is used for. If you want to go play in the mud or trial ride then the manual is fun, but if you want to play in rocks or anything that requires slow speeds the auto wins hands down. I would personally get a manual because I like it, but I have no plans on rock crawling.
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Unread 01-30-2008, 02:47 PM   #38
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The cherokee's did come with a 4cyl motor, but most have the 6cyl. I would stay away from 4 banggers. Most cherokee's are auto, but manuals can be found.

The old auto vs manual debate.
Basically I think it depends on what the rig is used for. If you want to go play in the mud or trial ride then the manual is fun, but if you want to play in rocks or anything that requires slow speeds the auto wins hands down. I would personally get a manual because I like it, but I have no plans on rock crawling.
Like you said, they're hard as hell to find. Be prepared to look long and hard. I looked for over a year and the only ones I found had bent up unibody and were over 8 hours away. They're not common at all.
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