I have my YJ lifted 5 1/2" on 33's and love it more than any car I've owned. I have owned over 17 in my lifetime. I drive this car very hard and take it on difficult offroad trails. This is also my daily driver, vacation vehicle and commuter to work. Keep in mind when buying that this is not a smooth driving car, not showy on the interior, but will last you along time and is very easy and cheap to repair. I rock climb, mud bogg, trail ride and drive it on the beach. This is an excellent vehicle.
Offroad capability, reliability, I always know it will get me back home. Distinctive styling and usability. 2.5L and 4.0L are indestructible. I love pulling out Toyotas and big trucks out of the mud.
Fuel economy ... but who cares, it's worth it. I get on average 15.5mpg with the 2.5L 5-speed. But this motor is bulletproof!
Bought with high extectations, motor
has good compression, but no one can
seem to get it to stop stalling. It
has the webber carb, but still has
hoses running everywhere! 4WD doesn't
engage due to problems from the vacuum
actuated front axle. Engine vibrates
very hard, and compared to the fuel
injected 4 cylinder, my 6 cylinder is
the bigger dog of the two. ARGH!!! I
think I will be more patient and look
harder for a 4.0 FI equipped wrangler
Convertable, stick shift, off road
capabilities even if 4WD doesn't
engage. Cheap to lift.
Wish they would've installed the 4.0 in
the Wrangler in 87 instead of 91. At
least they have better power now. For
a vehicle that doesn't weigh much, they
drink a lot of gas. Even the newer
ones. Maybe make a diesel for that
great low end torque plus fuel
efficiency? Just an idea.
Ever since I got my Wrangler I enjoyed
it. Working on it has been very easy,
very cheap, and educational. It never
left me stranded. For 127,000 miles
and a 1990 I'm very impressed with
reliability. Thing are holding up very
good, and build quality is greater
than the previous japanese sports car
I drove. That Japanese car had so many
rattles and was 8 years newer than my
Jeep with 1/4 the miles. I wouldn't
change anything about this car. Well,
maybe lockers, lift and bigger tires
but if it was built perfect from the
factory your couldn't have fun working
on it and building it the way you want.
Go anywhere, and very easy to work on.
I don't have to pay someone to install
a lift, I can do it myself and learn
alot. IMO, Most american cars aren't
reliable but this one seems more
reliable than my previous, newer
japanese import (honda). Then again,
it isn't a car it's a JEEP!
I bought this jeep with 60,000 miles
on it,after one month I had to replace
all the U-joints,timing chain,rear
main seal.After trying to tweak the
bbd carb ,I gave up and got a weber
that was the best upgrade I made now
it gets about 12miles to the gal.and