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4cyl vs 6cyl TJ

Discussion in 'Wrangler TJ (1996-2006)' started by Skilin2001, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Sep 14, 2016 at 9:44 PM
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    Skilin2001

    Skilin2001 [OP] New Member

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    I'm looking to buy a TJ. I've turned down many good deals because they're 4cyl and I'm looking for 6cyl. What's your opinions on the two? Should I consider 4cyl?
     
  2. Sep 15, 2016 at 7:29 AM
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    C2T

    C2T Well-Known Member

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    2.5" AEV Dual Sport lift, 35" Treadwright Guard Dogs, Black Rock Wheels, AEV Front & Rear Bumpers with Tire Carrier, Fuel Caddy 10 gal. Aux. fuel tank, Warn 9.5ti, 125' synthetic winch line, front axle skid, 20" LED light bar , Bilstein Shocks, steel steering skidplate,
    I know more than a few who are happy with their 4 banger. It simply does what they want. However, it really depends upon what you want to do with it. The 4 will get you from here to there and is a bullet proof engine but, it does lack power. It gets around town well but can be a slug on mountain passes out on the freeway. Personally, I would be doing as you have been and waiting for a good 6 to come along if given the option. Having the 6 will leave many more options down the road for drivability and upgradability/customization such as larger tires.

    Good luck in finding what you are looking for. AND...welcome to the forum.
     
  3. Sep 15, 2016 at 7:47 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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  4. Sep 15, 2016 at 8:09 AM
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    Skilin2001

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    Thanks!
    I'm used to fast cars, ready for off road and love customizing. Will continue hunting for my 6!
    Appreciate the responses. Talk soon!
     
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  5. Oct 14, 2016 at 11:10 AM
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    BigThunder

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    i have a inline 6 ( 2004 tj) and it does everything i need on and off the trail. upgraded the Ring and Pinion to a 4.88 and running 35's. on the trail i have had some ask if there is an 8 cylinder under the hood because of the smooth and easy climbs out of deep ravines.
     
  6. Oct 14, 2016 at 12:37 PM
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    OFFGRID

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    Agreed, Wait for a 6. I added header to mine among other things and it sounds and pulls better than some 8s. I just ran across a 97 TJ for $4k and an 04 TJ for $7K on Texas jeep parts for sale FB page. It seems that the Oil/gas layoffs is finally showing some fallout. Jeep prices have come way down in the last couple months. 6mo. ago these to would have been $9K and $11. Good luck jeep hunting.
     
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