Jeep Wranglers

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  1. Mav2005

    Mav2005 New Member

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    I'm thinking of buying a Jeep Wrangler used and paying cash, so $5000 or less. I'll be using it on the weekends for offroading and that's it. I was thinking of buying one of the models with a 4cyl and then just put 31in muds on it and leave it at that. The trails I want to run are mostly just mud and stock friendly.

    How dependable are the 4cyls? I see them with like 129k on them, but are they reliable at that point? Would you all recommend the 4.0L over the 2.5L?
     
  2. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    I would recommend the 4.0l over every other engine.
    4cy=fail and aids.
    Friend has it, and gets maybe 10-12 mpg's, with 31 A/T's.
    So no, don't get the 4cyl.
    4.0l ftw.
     
  3. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    Get the 4.0.

    You're not saving any gas with the 4 banger, you're going to hate driving the thing especially if you mod it.

    The only benefit is you can buy them alot cheaper. The extra cash for the 4.0 is worth it.
     
  4. aim2kill

    aim2kill New Member

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    :werd: on the 4.0L

    i drive an 02 4.0L stick, its worth the extra money, that motors bulletproof, i have one in a XJ and a TJ

    suck it up, buy the 4.0 liter

    edit: 4cyl=fail and aids <i second that
     
  5. Oman4x4

    Oman4x4 OT Supporter

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    No benefit to the 4 cylinder motor other than cheap to buy (because it's rubbish)

    In the long term, that 4-banger has to work so hard to move the Jeep that it's burning more fuel.

    Interestingly, the 375 hp AEV Hemi gets better fuel mileage than the 190 hp 6 cylinder because it doesn't have to work hard :)



    Get a 4 liter, 6 cylinder. My personal preference is for 2001 models as there are a few improvements over the previous years, related to the gearbox and stuff.. .
     
  6. Memphis

    Memphis Active Member

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    yo nga, whatever happened with teh whole mattracks deal a few years ago :o
     
  7. aim2kill

    aim2kill New Member

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    there still out there believe it or not, and i have seen 1 (yes only one) in real life when i was in san diego near a sand track area
    http://www.mattracks.com/
    can you afford a set? if so im a hater, haha
     
  8. bubbaZR2

    bubbaZR2 i poop too much, then i get tired... OT Supporter

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    Get a 4.0, there isnt anything that will stop those engines.
     
  9. Oman4x4

    Oman4x4 OT Supporter

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    Not street legal because the local cops think that other people will be too distracted an will crash... project fell apart. Was fun while it lasted though. :hsugh:


    Working on 37 x 12.50 R17's now. Tires are a little more fun anyway, Mattracks completely remove the challenge.
     
  10. climber

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    i had a 4 cylinder, it sucked. it burned through gas and when i would try and go on the highway i thought i was going to die. i know they are not meant for speed, but it would take 15 or more seconds to go from 40mph to 70 mph
     
  11. aim2kill

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    wow. my 4.0l has a lot more shit in its pants than that, good to know. 4.0L ftw
     
  12. Memphis

    Memphis Active Member

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    I remember how much fun I had reading mattrack thread on JU back when i had my wrangler :hs:
     
  13. RedDawg

    RedDawg Well-Known Member

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    what kind of gas mileage are you guys getting out of the 4.0Ls?
     
  14. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    16-17mpg but I drive a lifted brick on 31's with 4.10s.
     
  15. Asher

    Asher With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, i

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    15mpg But then again my lifted XJ has the aerodynamic properties of a sheet of plywood stood on end going down the highway.
     

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