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Old 01-18-2010, 08:22 PM   #1
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Me and my boss just got done looking at a 98 jeep wrangler with 2.4L. I noticed the brake lines are a little rusted and im wondering if and who sells a complete brakeline kit that covers the whole jeep all 4 wheels and that are pre bent and the price range.

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Old 01-18-2010, 08:44 PM   #2
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I'd look elsewhere... that 4cyl is crap. Not crap entirely, but if you plan on modding it, you're going to hate the lack of power. I spent a long time looking for a good deal on my 97 TJ with a 4.0L. Glad I did.

as far as the brake lines go, dealer. But if the lines are rusty, it's probably not originally from Arizona. ;)
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:53 PM   #3
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thanks ya not looking for a crawler or anything my boss wife needs something other than there lifted chevy to drive the kids back and forth to school she doesnt like to drive something that big.
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I'd still look for a 6cyl. The 4banger in Wrangler have always been gutless, and that's an understatement.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:35 PM   #5
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lol ill let him know
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I'd still look for a 6cyl. The 4banger in Wrangler have always been gutless, and that's an understatement.
I've seen 4cyl do things a heaver 6 would have issues with so I can't agree with all these statements.
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:55 PM   #7
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The 4 isn't that bad. If you live in a Hilly area. The highway is the worst... May have to downshift to 4th to pull some of the hills. The 6 will do no problem. MPG is about the same. But for just going to the Mall and a School.. It's fine. Even for wheeling is more then enough. I wheeled one for years. Loved it.... Just enough power to spin the wheels, but never broke much.
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http://www.quadratec.com/products/22705_100.htm

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Old 01-19-2010, 12:16 AM   #9
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and the 2.4 will do fine for what he is going to use it for. even off road i have had good luck with the motor. i like having the extra power of the Inline 6, but the 4 cyl is fine.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:50 AM   #10
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I'd look elsewhere... that 4cyl is crap.
For a crawler, it's all about the gearing.

It sounds like his plans are for it to be a daily driver....in that case, I would go with the 6cyl.

BTW, IIRC, 98's had a 2.5L....not that it really matters though.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:40 AM   #11
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if its a 1998 its got the 2.5L 4cyl which not the same as the 2.4L 4cyl as pointed out above.

The 2.4L (available in the 2002+ Wranglers) makes more power and seems to be more efficient while doing it. Its a much more modern design with dual overhead cams I believe. the 2.5 is based on the inline-6 with two cylinders lopped off.

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