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Old 02-23-2004, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Jeep - 6 cyl or 8 cyl

I'm thinkin' about pickin' up a jeep, and I've seen a lot of jeeps with the 6 and 8. Any opinions/pros/cons on these two motors, how they hold up, power, reccomendations, etc

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Old 02-23-2004, 12:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Jeep 4.2(258) is a good bullet proof motor with pretty decent power, however if your into power then the AMC v-8 motors are a better choice. The are all pretty decent motors, but if your going offroad you might as well have the v-8.
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Old 02-23-2004, 05:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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like said, there both good engines, with their good and bad. If you really can't decide v-8 or I6, get the jeep with the better body...

I think you will be happy with either engine though.
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like said, there both good engines, with their good and bad. If you really can't decide v-8 or I6, get the jeep with the better body...

I think you will be happy with either engine though.
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Figure out what Jeep you want (CJ,YJ,TJ or Whatever) and get the biggest available motor. That said I currently have a V8 CJ7, and a 4.0L TJ and they are both great motors.
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Old 02-27-2004, 06:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Guess you could look at it this way...if you roll an inline 6 cyl Jeep on the driver's side, you get oil in the cylinders. Passenger side, no oil in the cylinders. Roll a V8, doesn't matter which side, you get oil in some cylinders!
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Old 02-27-2004, 07:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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.....5.2, only the ZJ's. I'm pretty sure the WJ's come with the 5.9??
You're wrong...

5.9 (360) was only available on the 98 ZJ. The WJ's came with either the 4.0 or the 4.7.
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401 V8 is the only real Jeep motor.
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