Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Esau79, Monarch, Jake0688, harveylee, rino451
60859 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 78689
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43889
BOBO the Clown 41232
BMD 40575
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34019
bill oxner 33690
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30815
facebook
Forum Stats
60859 Members
45 Forums
413043 Topics
5753750 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: 294
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 Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 758
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
Tracker

Registered: 09/12/16
Posts: 980
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.


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

Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 1519
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 Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 5223
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: 41232
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: 2611
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