Re: 4 cylinder, how do they perform offroad
From my experience, as an 2.5 owner...
As all the fellow Jeeper said above, no complaints off the road, except maybe in sand. But neither that... Anyway, it's true that if you lift it, get serious meats under etc. you'll feel it pretty soon.
But until we're talking STOCK... And on the hwy. Now, I don't know what the speed limit in the US is, but all across the Europe it's 130 kmh (some 80-81 mph) and with stock 2.5 YJ I get it. OK, I need more than 10 sec to acellerate 0-60 mph, but who cares? Also, I get to those 80 without top & doors (can U say "excessive wind drag"?). I don't speed over the limit, even if I can (in some other car).