Re: Selling my YJ for a KJ
That V6 should be a pretty good engine. It is based on the 4.7L V8 that Jeep(GC) and Dodge(Durango & Dakota) currently use, and it has been a good engine so far(haven't heard anyone screaming about how they suck and wish for the good ole days of the 318). But it still hasn't been around long enough for long term tests. Possibly the best thing about switching from the current I6 to the new generation V6 is the swapability. Since they are based off the V8 platform, they should share the same bellhousing bolt pattern(they will be debuting in the TJ soon as well). This means a return to the bolt in engine upgrade(at least as far as that will go today, you will still have to mess with computer stuff), no more need for a chevy 350, ford 302, etc. swap. Just like the good ole days for CJ's(AMC V8's going in place of the 258).
That 2.8 was a chevy engine, so can't blame the design on Jeep. But you can blame them for using it, b/c it sucked big time.
As far as the IFS is concerned, we'll see. I don't know.
I too have currently been praising the KJ in front of my girl. She likes those nice riding vehicles(therefore she hates my Jeep, but loves it when it comes beach time, or mountains). I wouldn't trade my YJ for one, but any Jeep is better than a car(she keeps looking at a Nissan Maxima[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]).
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