By twilliams on
2001 Jeep Wrangler SE 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
Bought mine new w/only ac. Put 2"lift on & 32" tires. This gave much better handling due to 15% stiffer spring rate. 2.5l sucks gas but is heavy 4x4 for its size. If you put larger tires on u must change the axle diff. Ratios. This will give you better performance, better mileage, and less strain on drivetrain. For a 4 cyl. I was amazed at what it would do off road w/open diffs. Granted I was running 4:56 ratio in axles but still, this vehicle truly shines off road. It has the best turning radius of any vehicle I have owned. Sold it @ 58,000 miles and never had a problem with it- off roading and all. Plus, it has the highest resale value - period. Beats them all.
live axles, full frame, no electronic transfer case. true 4-wheel drive.
they already made them on the new jk wrangler. a little more expensive but worth every penny.