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Old 08-20-2010, 02:05 PM   #31
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Yeah I agree on the crate engine part...I've never seen one that was worth the money. But at the same time, you have to start somewhere. I was in his shoes several years back and I can tell from my experience that the best thing to do is set you heart on something and start gathering parts. When everything is there in the floor, then start. I'm never gonna tell someone that something can't be done, because it can if you want it bad enough (I am living proof of that). So I say go for it, but you'd better get something else to drive in the meantime

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I am just saying no under the circumstances. I am all for the DIY make it bad A$$, mess up an try again stuff. (you missed the 1st time he asked this same question) He has 33's and wanted to be able to go faster then 55. So he said he wanted to do an engine swap, which is not the easiest fix to his problem. If he wanted the v8 power, thats fine, go for it, but just to turn 33's? Don't think so.

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Old 08-20-2010, 02:12 PM   #33
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Yeah your right, I'm comming in on the tail end. Thanks for the history...your gonna hate me when I post my build thread with a v8, 1 tons, and 35's aren't ya lol
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:27 PM   #34
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Yea I am. I figure when my TJ engine poops the bed, ill make it into a trail rig w/ a v8 swwet axels, the works
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:27 PM   #35
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Even with the 350 swap done next summer i dont think ill be taking it over 70 and thats on the highway if you want to go fast in a jeep with a stock wheelbase 4 inch lift and 33s you just want a death trap.
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:29 PM   #36
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If it had a 3 inch lift with coil springs extended the front and rear wheelbase get a drysump oil pan on the 350 so you can mount it lower with better clearance and cut up the body to stuff 33's under there then we might be talking about some speed.
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:35 PM   #37
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They are tons more fun to drive and stable with full widths in um...I drove the ole black jeep down the highway at 80 on 38" boggers to and from work for over year. But that being said, I will not stand for something that drives like crap, I work my ass off to make sure it does.
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:37 PM   #38
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i wouldnt dare do it the way his jeep is set up right now though
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:40 PM   #39
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Oh I wouldn't do it in any of them had I not modded it myself lol...ya just never know what corners the po cut when doing it
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Even with the 350 swap done next summer i dont think ill be taking it over 70 and thats on the highway if you want to go fast in a jeep with a stock wheelbase 4 inch lift and 33s you just want a death trap.
Nah,,, i have seen triple digits on more than one occassion and i'm sitting over 5" up and running 35's.... Was it stupid, sure it was but when your sitting on 400 horse it's gets the better of you at times .... it handles just fine at speeds (all track bars and swar bar intact)
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Well since you put it that way maybe its just my 2.5 3speed auto mindset right now. Well see how heavy my right foot gets when i actually have some power under the hood.
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Rear mount turbo FTW!!
I second that . T3 Garret from an old 2.2 liter engine, 4.7 ohm diode on the map sensor , bigger fuel injectors and a hole drilled into the oil pan for the oil return line ,with a metal cut welded mod intake , with the turbo mounted where the a/c compressor goes. Oh, can't forget the boost controller that's can be bought on eBay and just a plain boost gauge.

My apologies , I get all gitty with yj turbos.
I go to 90 easily now while still retaining my off road fun
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whitejeep93 im also thinking about putting a v8 into my 4 bangger.but ill be doing all the work myself cause i work on cars for a living..theres just something about a yj with a CSB in it that makes my eyes light up..if i were you this is what id do....sell your wrangler.. keep that money you were going to use for the swap in your pocket and buy one that already has a CSB in it ..ive seen them on craigslist in my area for 3500-5000..u dont want to rely on your dads friends to help u
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I agree with uplifted... I love my V8

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