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Unread 08-03-2010, 04:47 PM   #16
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x2 on the tune up: new plugs, dist cap, rotor, and injector cleaner made a big difference.
The main thing, though is to get used to using the gears. The 4 cyl seems to bog easily, so keep the RPM's up. It really likes 3,000 to 4,000 rpm's!
My TJ prefers 2500-3500 rpm's, and I generally have no problems with the lack of power either.

But then I mostly drive my Jeep on less travelled roads and consciously try to avoid major highways. It takes a little longer to get where you are going but there is much more to see any many more pleasant people to be found tooling around on the back roads of this continent.

I admit, when I do have to hit a highway and everyone with a hurry up and wait attitude is passing me it's a bit of a pain. But it's more than made up for by the looks of envy from behind the tightly closed windows of the teeming masses.

A six would be nice, but I'll be happy with the 2.5 until it dies on me.

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Unread 08-04-2010, 06:10 PM   #17
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my 04 has the 2.4 and is a dog even with just 31's.I have a 5.3 waiting in the wings while Im collecting parts .One thing I can say though I like the mileage the 2.4 gets even with the bigger tires.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 07:58 PM   #18
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i have the 2.5 with the auto and its my 2nd 4 cyl no problems with them unless your in a race
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Unread 08-05-2010, 04:45 AM   #19
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my 04 has the 2.4 and is a dog even with just 31's.I have a 5.3 waiting in the wings while Im collecting parts .One thing I can say though I like the mileage the 2.4 gets even with the bigger tires.
x2. Mileage is great (for a Jeep)
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