Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Aarofr, Gclyde22, freqlord, MidCoastHunter, Sternum
61146 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 79455
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43949
BOBO the Clown 41418
BMD 40579
Big Orn 37484
bill oxner 34661
txshntr 34088
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30961
facebook
Forum Stats
61146 Members
46 Forums
416747 Topics
5759274 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6567296 - 12/01/16 11:44 AM 4 cy vs 6 cy
throckmorton_hunter Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 295
Looking at an older jeep 1991 , Just for ranch use .
What are your thoughts on a 4cy vs 6cy ?

Top
#6568919 - 12/02/16 03:41 PM Re: 4 cy vs 6 cy [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
68rustbucket Offline
Tracker

Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 821
Loc: San Marcos, TX
Either one should be fine for ranch use.

Top
#6569183 - 12/02/16 07:27 PM Re: 4 cy vs 6 cy [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
Creedmoor Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 1086
If you never go on the road, the 4 cylinder is "ok". But on the road you'll struggle with it all the time. I owned one and will never own another. Most under-powered 4WD I've ever seen. Also, the inline 6 cylinder is almost bulletproof if maintained.
_________________________
.
There's a fine line between BRAVE ... and STUPID.

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.

Top
#6569195 - 12/02/16 07:39 PM Re: 4 cy vs 6 cy [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
TexasKC Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 1617
Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
I have an '85 CJ7 with 4 cyl., big tires, lift kit, etc. and it barely has enough power to get out of it's own tracks. 4 cyl. jeeps do ok with stock tires. Personally I would look for a 6 cyl.

Top
#6569472 - 12/03/16 06:51 AM Re: 4 cy vs 6 cy [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
jhenderson Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 5382
Loc: The colony
Depends on its purpose. I've had a lifted 4 and a 6. Both were pigs after lifting. The 4 has better gearing but if highway driving is a possibility and a lift 5th fear is almost useless. 6 has taller gearing most I believe back then were 3.07 which with a lift and highway speeds still pretty much loose 5th gear. Off-road I liked the 4cyl better because of the gearing.

Top
#6569482 - 12/03/16 07:12 AM Re: 4 cy vs 6 cy [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
BOBO the Clown Online   content
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41418
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: throckmorton_hunter
Looking at an older jeep 1991 , Just for ranch use .
What are your thoughts on a 4cy vs 6cy ?


I had last year model they made 95/96 i think and had 4 cycle.

If you don't plan on putting big tires you will be fine. It's geared well in 1-2. After that it gets weak. 70 mph was a struggle on hills etc.

If you plan on lift and bigger tires get the 6cycle, with bigger tires you may think about re-gearing even with 6.

Top
#6572994 - 12/05/16 03:04 PM Re: 4 cy vs 6 cy [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
sallysue Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 2628
Loc: Belton Tx
I had a 95 model with 4 cy it did fine in town and off road But I wouldn't want to take a long trip in it

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide