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Unread 10-28-2010, 03:26 PM   #31
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I bought my 4cyl 97 TJ version new in 96, mainly because of the suspension ratings. So far it has served me well. I swear a couple of years ago I got 25 mpg on the 2 lane @ 55 mph checking twice. I can cruise in 5th at 75 mph (where flat) with no problems. As the time to rebuild draws closer, I've been looking into other 4 banger replacements, like the Ecotec. I know some 4 cylinders can really run, like the old Offenhausers. Like I keep telling my wife, it's not the SIZE of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
I keep telling my wife that too, but she comes back with " theres no replacement for displacement."



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Unread 09-21-2011, 02:39 AM   #32
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4 cylinders have no power.

6 cylinders have some power.
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Does a 171hp, 202ft-lb Torque AMC I4 have some power? :-) Bored and stroked to 2.7L. Will probably go further on the bore if I keep the motor and punch it up to 2.8-2.9L. Who knows. Anywho, thats how much my I4 puts out.

Small Story 1. Broke my Power Steering Pump brackets... bad idea on a 2.5 from 1985. lol Can't find the brackets ANYWHERE... cept Jeep Forums.. Thanks Tim!


Small Story 2. Bought a 3,000W power inverter... found out my old alternator was 40A. Introducing the 140A CS-130. Overbuilt for its size. lol. (gets rather hot too)




As for the story...

Well, right when I had just put it on the road (under 200 miles on the engine rebuild).. we decided to take a road trip (100 miles).. we being my sister and I... well.. I end up overheating 3 times, 2 times on the way there and 1 time on the way back. I learned that 1. The I4 loves getting to the 240F range (purred like a kitten).. and 2. A clogged radiator sucks. So now, I have a new single core radiator and a high flow duralast water pump. :-)
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Unread 10-10-2011, 07:20 PM   #33
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Got my tj up to 90 after exhaust and intake mods that's pretty impressive for a2.5 that started out working its *** of to hold 65 when I bought it
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Unread 10-16-2011, 03:55 PM   #34
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1955 all original CJ-5 running a tired old F134. Boss is out with me in his 2010 JK 3.8L V-6. His transmission shifter linkage fell off. Didn't realize it until he shut the engine off for a second and it wouldn't restart (wasn't in Park).

The laughter of other wheelers out there was deafening as my tired old Jeep hauled his pretty much brand new Jeep almost 5 miles out of the wheeling area with my 25 year old well used tow strap.

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Unread 10-31-2011, 11:54 PM   #35
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I guess I have a story. My 4 cyl with 35's went up a molded cement/ rock wall that's probably 100 ft in length and is about 50 to 75 ft in height. My jeep made it up after about 5 stalls haha but some 6 cyls didn't even try it.
Edit: I can post a pic of the obstacle tomorrow
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Unread 11-01-2011, 11:13 AM   #36
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Found out my pictures arent working on my computer but I can get some of what kind of rock and how steep it is. Its not the actual obstacle but its the same texture and form just not as high

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Unread 11-02-2011, 09:27 PM   #37
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I haul firewood with a $200 trailer I found on Craigslist. I've gotten up to 1900lbs in the trailer (estimated) at which point the tires howl on the fenders pretty much the whole time.

I have also pulled 4 wheeled corn wagons full of junk roofing shingles that weighed (est again but bear with me) about 6 tons.

When my tractor broke a few winters ago, I used to smash into round bales with the stock front bumper to break them free from the frozen ground. Then the Jeep would go balls to the wall and drag the bales around with a chain to the pasture for the animals.

I have had several trucks, which all broke. The 4 cyl Jeep, with some finesse and 4 low, is just as capable as they are.

The only thing I miss is staying warm... Soft top and sub zero equals fail.
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Unread 02-12-2012, 11:56 PM   #38
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I love my 4cyl. Pushed it to 70mph on the highway today, could have gone faster, but my soft doors that don't really fit nearly flew off.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 05:31 PM   #39
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my 2.5 makes me feel amazing because I didnt get stuck like that lifted ford back there. i drove past him in a mud pit near my old house in 4wd and he was buried up to his axles. I stopped beside him and then drove away (neither of us had a tow strap or chain)
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Unread 04-27-2012, 10:46 PM   #40
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I pulled out a f-350 last week. Something like 9,000 lbs in 4-lo. With my little 4 banger tj.
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Unread 04-29-2012, 05:25 PM   #41
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How many cylinders did the WW2 Jeeps have again?
This, I think the world would be a really different place today had it not been for those Jeeps of WWII!
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Unread 04-29-2012, 05:30 PM   #42
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1955 all original CJ-5 running a tired old F134. Boss is out with me in his 2010 JK 3.8L V-6. His transmission shifter linkage fell off. Didn't realize it until he shut the engine off for a second and it wouldn't restart (wasn't in Park).

The laughter of other wheelers out there was deafening as my tired old Jeep hauled his pretty much brand new Jeep almost 5 miles out of the wheeling area with my 25 year old well used tow strap.

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Nice Willys! I got a 57, but am going the V8 route, don't have the funds to restore the F-head, and I got a perfectly good running Ford 289 sitting in a Jeep out behind the shop.
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Unread 05-26-2012, 12:50 AM   #43
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I GPS's my little darlin at 81mph the other day. I was told they were slow.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 08:36 PM   #44
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i can vouch for somewhere over 85 in an xj with a 4 banger. i hit the clutch and coasted for about a minute before the speedometer finally started droppin back down.
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Unread 03-24-2013, 03:49 PM   #45
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I pulled my brothers 76 pickup through 50 feet of snow and mud the snow being 4 ft deep when his friends truck couldn't oh and I only had 2wd locked throwing mud 50ft the whole time!
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