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#1 User is offline   I Shooter 

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:36 PM

I am thinking of buying a 2002 TJ auto four cylinder. I would like to ask a few questions.

One is why do Wranglers get such bad gas mileage? They list it as 15 and 17 for the four cylinder. That is really bad for a four cylinder. Is there any thing I can do to improve it?

Question number 2, is the auto any good for the trails? My plans for this Jeep is to install E lockers and a winch then run some trails. I have no plans to play in the mud or cross any rivers. Crossing a creak, no problem. I have no plans to go rock crawling. I have ridden trails on a bike for years and I am getting to old to do that any more but I think I can handle doing it in a Jeep.

Question number 3 is will this Jeep run the average trails? My last question is the four cylinder with the auto in good condition with 80,000 plus miles on it worth $6500. It is all stock, I think it was just used as a daily driver. I don't think it has ever seen a trail.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:52 AM

View PostI Shooter, on 14 May 2014 - 05:36 PM, said:

I am thinking of buying a 2002 TJ auto four cylinder. I would like to ask a few questions.

One is why do Wranglers get such bad gas mileage? They list it as 15 and 17 for the four cylinder. That is really bad for a four cylinder. Is there any thing I can do to improve it?

Because they are not very aerodynamic, take a closer look. Compile this when modifications are made.

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Question number 2, is the auto any good for the trails? My plans for this Jeep is to install E lockers and a winch then run some trails. I have no plans to play in the mud or cross any rivers. Crossing a creak, no problem. I have no plans to go rock crawling. I have ridden trails on a bike for years and I am getting to old to do that any more but I think I can handle doing it in a Jeep.

You should be fine for the type of wheeling you will be doing. If you get more involved you might need to look at gearing with small suspension lift.

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Question number 3 is will this Jeep run the average trails? My last question is the four cylinder with the auto in good condition with 80,000 plus miles on it worth $6500. It is all stock, I think it was just used as a daily driver. I don't think it has ever seen a trail.

Not sure on the price if good or not, do research on what the jeep is worth on kbb.com.
Not a problem with average trails from what you described. One thing I would do that is not that costly in addition to what you stated is to get quick disconnects for the front stabilizing bar, fairly reasonable.
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:47 AM

I ran plenty of trails when my TJ was bone stock as well with the 2" budget boost on 31's.
The TJ's are very cable as they are from factory. Winch would be a good idea for self recovery.
As far as a locker. I would not put one on the stock Dana 35 axles. Those shaft's will snap very easily. I broke mine twice then I remove the locker. Save the $$ you would spend on an e-locker and do a lift and tires. As Jim suggested Sway-bar Disconnects will be a good mod as well
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