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#6567296 - 12/01/16 11:44 AM 4 cy vs 6 cy
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Looking at an older jeep 1991 , Just for ranch use .
What are your thoughts on a 4cy vs 6cy ?

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#6568919 - 12/02/16 03:41 PM Re: 4 cy vs 6 cy [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
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Either one should be fine for ranch use.

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#6569183 - 12/02/16 07:27 PM Re: 4 cy vs 6 cy [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
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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.
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#6569195 - 12/02/16 07:39 PM Re: 4 cy vs 6 cy [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
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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.

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#6569472 - 12/03/16 06:51 AM Re: 4 cy vs 6 cy [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
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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.

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#6569482 - 12/03/16 07:12 AM Re: 4 cy vs 6 cy [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
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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.

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#6572994 - 12/05/16 03:04 PM Re: 4 cy vs 6 cy [Re: throckmorton_hunter]
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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

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