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4cyl wrangler

Postby wingshooter2009 » Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:05 am

would one nof these have any problem roling on 33's and still do highway speeds while kepping close to 17 MPG's??
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Postby ajmorell » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:51 am

Yeah, it will have a lot of problems maintaining 70mph with 33s. I would look for a Wrangler with the 4.0. Even with the 4.0 and 33s you might need to regear but it will at least have a chance at maintaining highway speed.
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Postby wingshooter2009 » Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:37 pm

yeah thats what i was wondering....thanks for the help. does anyone know of anyone who has a wrangler for sale?
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Postby EJA » Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:23 pm

I do what year are you looking for. I have a 2005 Unlimited with 265's and a 3" Full Traction Lift. Hard Rock 4x4 rock rails. Also has 3/4 inch spacers all the way around.
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Postby wingshooter2009 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:14 am

im looking for a 1990 and above but i can only pay so much....about $3,500.00 :thumbsup:
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Postby EJA » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:47 am

make sure you buy a 6 cylinder not a 4 cylinder. I have had 4 jeep wranglers and 1 cherokee. All 6's
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Postby ajmorell » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:57 am

Are you looking for a particular type of wrangler or doesn't it matter. Pre 96 wranglers are significantly different than post 96 wranglers.
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Postby wingshooter2009 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:10 pm

if i could be picky id get a 97-above TJ but i wouldnt really mind a YJ.
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Postby ajmorell » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:29 pm

If it is something you are planning on building for offroad purposes, I would get a YJ. It is much much more economical to build a YJ than a TJ.

...or you could just empty your bank account and build a ZJ! :yes:
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Postby wingshooter2009 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:01 pm

yeah no doubt on that. i do like the TJ interier though....anyway i could swap it in a YJ?
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Postby ajmorell » Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:58 pm

I'm not sure offhand but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if the seat rails were the same. If TJ seats don't fit there are tons of aftermarket options that would. You might even be able to pull the seat brackets off the YJ seats and put them on TJ seats.
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Postby wingshooter2009 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:59 am

thats cool too but i was refering to the dssh and steering wheel.
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Postby ajmorell » Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:39 pm

lol I completely misread that. I'm sure some things would probably swap over and a lot of the interior is pretty customizable too. TJs are awesome to build the trouble is just finding one for a good price. If it was something I was just going to build for primarily offroad I would consider getting one that has a salvaged title.
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Postby wingshooter2009 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:42 pm

nah im lookin for a daily driver. if any of u find one for a good price shoot me a PM.
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Postby jsa » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:11 am

If your looking for a DD, just get a 4cyl. It'll drive great if you swap 5:13 gears into the axles. With the $$ saved by buying a 4cyl, you should be able to afford the gears.
There are plenty of people who build 4cyl. Jeeps into good vehicles.

The 4.0's (even the old 258's) won't get stellar gas mileage once you go to 33's. I think I got about 8-10 mpg out of my 85 CJ7 with a 258, 4:11 gears and 33" BFG AT's.
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Postby ajmorell » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:29 pm

jsa wrote:If your looking for a DD, just get a 4cyl. It'll drive great if you swap 5:13 gears into the axles. With the $$ saved by buying a 4cyl, you should be able to afford the gears.
There are plenty of people who build 4cyl. Jeeps into good vehicles.

The 4.0's (even the old 258's) won't get stellar gas mileage once you go to 33's. I think I got about 8-10 mpg out of my 85 CJ7 with a 258, 4:11 gears and 33" BFG AT's.


:huh: I must have never read this reply. The lowest you can gear (highest numerically) the axles in a 4 cyl wrangler would be 4.88. 5.13s are not available for the d30 or d35. That being said, 4.11 aren't exactly ideal for 33s either. I would want 4.56s, possibly 4.88s if I did a lot of city driving and not much highway driving. Part of the reason you probably get such poor mileage is because of the tranny you have too. I'm just guessing, but is your tranny even an OD tranny because that will make big difference.
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Postby Smackaduck » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:12 pm

I had a yota with the 2.7 and 4.88 were too much with 33s. I had to go to 35s and ended up running 36s. But with the 35s it was perfect and still got close to 20mpg.
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Postby ajmorell » Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:36 pm

smackaduck wrote:I had a yota with the 2.7 and 4.88 were too much with 33s. I had to go to 35s and ended up running 36s. But with the 35s it was perfect and still got close to 20mpg.


Yeah like I said, it depends on a lot on the vehicle and the trans. I know a guy running 35s on 3.55s behind a 5.2/n435 combo, but because the gearing on the np435 is so low it accounts for the difference.
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