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Old 09-23-2013, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by LeKy411 View Post
I think the mistake was that it was the Inline 6.

The straight six is a very solid engine. Many of them (mine included) had piston slap so bad you would have thought it was a diesel. IMO they ahd plenty of power to get you out of a jam, but not enough to break things. I did replace the intake and the exhaust manifolds later on with a better design. Mine did have less common combination of the AW4 trans and the quadra trac tcase. I had to replace the VC at about 200k which is to be expected, and I put lockers on both ends. That trans still is the smoothest shifting unit I've ever driven. including the 8 speed on the ram. Solid, fast shifts that never slipped, but never jarred into gear either. Even under full throttle. whomever programmed and set up that trans was a god.

Then again, I've heard of lots of people with gremlin ridden jeeps out there too. I just got a lucky one perhaps.

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