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|Ditchdoc||I wish I still had my buggy. That thing was terrifying and had homicidal handling. You would have loved to go for a spin it it.|
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|Ditchdoc||Gee gunner sounds like you need to get a raptor.|
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|Gunner||Go to the YJ tech section and look up Nutter Bypass. That helps a bunch.|
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|JoeBot13||This was 20 years ago and it still gives me shivers to think about it|
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|Ditchdoc||My dad had some old Porsche it use a mechanical injection. That thing was genius.|
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|JoeBot13||Vapor lock is an issue, and the lower fuel pressure makes driving inclines difficult to do without stalling. These are issues you'd run into on the trail often, for day to day driving not so much. Maintenance wise it's a nightmare. My first two cars were carbed, and I still have nightmares about this 3-barrel Honda crap of a carb on my first car. I spent more time on that POS's vacuum lines than it took me to strip my engine down to the pistons and rebuild the head. I marked all of the vacuum lines when I took it apart, and still ended up with leftover lines when I put it back together. I hate carbs.|
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|Gunner||One thing about Carbs is todays fuels. They have more and more ethanol in them. That attacks older gaskets and parts not designed for it. It also attracts water which then sits in the bottom of fuel bowls and causes sludge and rust. EFI systems don't have these problems. They are designed with the fuels in mind and don't have places for the water to hide.|
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|Ditchdoc||Even on bikes I will take efi over carb but cost kinda takes the fun out of it.|
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Well I'm a person of incredible simplicity. Carburetors believe it or not has more parts and complexity ( not complicated) than any fuel injection.
Plus fuel injection works at higher psi approx 65 psi vs carb at 7 to 15. So more force is always better. Bwha ha ha.
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|JoeBot13||I guarantee you'd find your limiter that is for sure!|
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I've had a lot of experience on blown motors over the years. One of the big reasons you won't get much boost on a trail is throttle opening. If you don't open the throttle blades then no matter what kind of compressor your using you won't see any appreciable boost. No air in no extra boost. So for crawling it is pretty much a non entity. A Hemi or LS motor will have more low down grunt just due to the extra cubes. A Roots style Blower like the Magnason unit even with the new High twist rotors still has a internal leakage problem due to not being able to completely close the air path from the inlet to the exhaust inside the blower. That lets the air move slightly in both directions. It also does not internally compress the air. The boost happens inside the manifold which lowers the efficiency at high speed. A turbo works great but I don't want all the heat soak issues they have on a hot summer day in the desert.
A Vortech is a true supercharger having the ability to compress the air inside the unit with out having the bleed back issues of a Roots. It does come on softer which I think is great because I don't want a big hit of power while climbing. But at Glamis or Pismo it would let me run in 4 wheel high with the power to pull and not be in 4 to 1 low. And for the street it would be sweet. Hey Joe what do you think a Ripp powered Jeep would do on that lake bed??
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I put my foot to the wood and it makes me smile EVERYtime. Offroad you can only go as fast as your suspension allows...
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|Gunner||Well my wife and I have started our official savings fund for a Ripp Supercharger kit. I just can't leave it alone. I know it won't do me squat on a trail but it is 90% street and in the dunes at glamis or Pismo it could help.|
|Today 11:51 AM|
|Gunner||Sweet looking jeep. I agree with the do the EFI swap if it starts to give you problems. But as a street driver it would most likely be just fine.|
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Here are a couple pics.
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I'm checking it out today. It's not going to see much off-road at all. It's for my daughter. She will be driving it to and from school and collage.
This YJ has been driven only 12 to 15 times a year. The current owner only used it during winter up in Big Bear for going to town. The motor has 120,000 on it. It's a no rust jeep.
|Today 11:11 AM|
As promised Serg, the YJ buyers guide:
Jeep Wrangler YJ Buyers Guide - Jp Magazine
EDIT: By this article, I'd stay away from 87's unless there are a lot of mods already done. The factory transmission and t-case are crap this year. YJ's are great platforms to build from, but I would save yourself some work and stick to the 91's and up.
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