Buy a Sidekick, CJ, or Wrangler?

argatoga

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Didn't that version of the 90 degree V6 run incredibly rough?
 

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Yeah, it was the 225 odd fire which had some unique characteristics. But if your dad is considering stuff like old CJs, refinement has got to be pretty low on the list. :p
 

argatoga

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Well if it came with the 90 degree he can always swap in the V8 from his Disco. :p
 

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Why would he do that? The V6 probably makes more power than the Disco V8. :p
 

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Heh, not the AMC version. :p
AMC brought in their engines with the 1972 model year. The old Buick V6 installed from 66-72 made 160hp. It was said you could easily do a 4-wheel burnout with the V6 in your CJ5. The AMC inline sixes however, made about 4hp, which means the discos 47hp would be an upgrade. :p
 

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YJ with the 4.0L and 5-speed. I love the CJs, but the YJ in that configuration was tough as nails.
Yup, just avoid the 87-90 ones like the plague with special consideration to the 87-89 which had the marvelous (read: horrendous) Peugeot 5-speed which costs about 2500 bucks to rebuild.
 

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Oh god, I forgot about that horrible Pug box. I definitely meant the AX15 5-speed, which is a very nice little gearbox.
 

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Also, if you go for the 91+ model you get the HO 4.0L, which is the one to have.
 

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Samurai.

I have owned probably six or so. Wheeled them all over the state. I love em. I would make those yamaha rhino's look dumb in the woods and i could still do 65mph down the freeway.

OR, a lightly lifted tracker. I had one with all Old man emu suspension. It rode like a caddi, and was BAD ASS on the trails. Cheap too.

Samurai's are great. I have popped tcases, trannys, engines. ALL SORTS OF SHIT during my carrer with them. If you ever need info or have a suzuki question, I can try and help.

Oh and the AX-15 is ok.
An AX5...Is a Peugeot BOMB.. POS.
 
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