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    Breaking in a crate motor?

    It past emissions already. I am running the stock gearing. I think 4.11?? Also have 32×11.5 tires and 2.5 inch lift.
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    Breaking in a crate motor?

    Ive been doing kind of what your saying. Running it hard and doing quite a bit of highway driving where im steady at 3200 rpms. Also i am doing frequent oil changes. First change at 600 miles next will be at 1500. Im running conventional oil for break in but plan to go full synthetic after a few...
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    Breaking in a crate motor?

    I am not sure what it got before since I bought it with a blown piston. The other items I have not looked over yet but definitely plan too. I would be ok with 17mpgs. Thanks!
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    Breaking in a crate motor?

    Hey all, I recently installed a new crate motor on my 97 wrangler (2.5l 4cyl). Everything I've read says these motors should get around 20 mpg's hwy, however I am only getting around 12.5. The new motor only has about 400 miles on it so it is pretty fresh. My questions are...Is this normal to...
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    Wisconsin members, check in...

    Hey all! New to the site and hoping to meet fellow WI overalnders! Checking in from Eau Claire, WI. 1997 Jeep TJ. 2.5inch lift on 32's.
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    Reasonable Expectations for 2.5L Jeep

    Found it! Thanks for the info!
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    WI/MN boarder Trails?

    Hey all! I am new to overlanding and just picked up a 97 jeep TJ. Got a lift and tires on it already so crunching at the bit to get out there. Anyone familiar with any beginner/intermediate trails near western WI eastern MN? I am near the Eau Claire area of WI so fairly close to MN. Any...
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    Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail(TWAT)

    Bumping this post! Anyone have updated GPS route for the TWAT? Looks like the last post regarding updated map was about a year ago. With the weather we have had, I would assume there are more bridges/roads out. Thanks!
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    Reasonable Expectations for 2.5L Jeep

    I am starting out with just a 2.5in lift and 32's. If I get into situations where I need more clearance, then I'll go 4in with 35's and re-gear! I am having a hard time finding that 'Stink Ray' jeep you are talking about. Do you happen to have a link?
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    Any TJ guys out there?

    I just picked up a 97' TJ with the 2.5L motor. It has a new crate motor in it with 150 miles on it and I got it for 3800. The issue is the frame. I ended up have to cut out some of the joints and weld new ones in, but for the price I was willing to do the work. I have noticed that if you go...
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    Reasonable Expectations for 2.5L Jeep

    Awesome to hear! And actually the one I picked up has a brand new crate motor in it. Only has about 150 miles on the motor so far! Thanks for the info!
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    Reasonable Expectations for 2.5L Jeep

    Yea the gas mileage was definitely a big reason I went 2.5 (besides the price)! How intense offroad were you able to manage?
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    Reasonable Expectations for 2.5L Jeep

    Hey everyone! Just getting into overlanding and recently picked up a 97' Jeep Wrangler. I got a super good deal on it, however it is the 2.5L motor rather than the 4.0L most people use for off-roading type activities. My question is, 'What are reasonable expectations to have with a 2.5L...