Re: what engine would you rather have?
Snipped this from a reply on my local club's board:
"Anyways, the 4cyl does have it pro's: lower gearing right from the factory, and having less power means having to learn to wheel the right way: slowly, pratcially, and deliberately, rather than just flooring it and using the extra power and torque to bounce, fly and blow through obstacles which would inturn equal more breakage. It's
also significantly cheaper than the 6cyl off the lot. If the 6 bases nearly 3 grand more...don't you think you could put that money into, lift, tires and lockers...that in comparison would be completely unmatched on the trail vs a stock 6cyl. All that power gets you nothing if you can't put it down, or keep getting stuck. For the people that want the 6 because it has more power and speed...by a car; last time I checked, not many people were out at the track trying to dial in their jeeps for a low ET. =) In fact if I lift my jeep and add big tires, speed is something that shouldn't necessarily be viewed as an extremely safe combination, if you still want to obey
the laws of physics. And, if I'm out away from the hells of everyday life, why exactly would I want to go faster on the road...just so I can get back to reality sooner? I gaurantee their isn't one time other than plowing through mud that I would expect someone to say: "You woulda made through that easier wihth a 6 cyl."
I think it is written well and makes some good points. I personally have the 4.0 HO and love it. I've owned a 4 cyl YJ and if you do any type of highway driving, it takes some getting used to.
'94 YJ - 4.0, 6" Suspension/Shackle lift, 33" Muds