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11-23-2010 04:44 PM
Jeeep sounds good! thank you for your offer!
11-23-2010 04:42 PM
Ibuildembig I am 85 miles south of stl....just pm me if you are interested
11-23-2010 04:38 PM
Jeeep allright, ill have to do some thinking, dont have much time on my hands right now. But ill get in touch with you, if i plan on buying it
11-23-2010 04:32 PM
Ibuildembig I'll take 250.00 for it
11-23-2010 04:30 PM
Jeeep
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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig View Post
Hey JEEEP I have a disc brake 4.10 8.8 axle I'd sell
How much would you be wanting for this ?
11-23-2010 04:11 PM
floridajeep Thanks guys im going for it 4" and 33",ordering tomorrow
11-23-2010 04:11 PM
Ibuildembig Hey JEEEP I have a disc brake 4.10 8.8 axle I'd sell
11-23-2010 04:01 PM
work in progress floridajeep youll be fine with 33's will you feel it? yes, but it is very drivable still. just do it big now so you dont kick yourself later and have to redo it. im at 7in and still wanting bigger. but can only do what the pocket will allow.
11-23-2010 07:39 AM
floridajeep
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Originally Posted by RobT View Post
I have been told that 33's wouln't be that bad . You will lose top end speed but for
driving around town up to 50 mph , you would't really notice much just lower mpg.
this is for a 2.5 automatic .
No it for a 6 speed 6cyl 4.0 thanks
11-23-2010 07:28 AM
Norituck
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Originally Posted by RobT View Post
I have been told that 33's wouln't be that bad . You will lose top end speed but for
driving around town up to 50 mph , you would't really notice much just lower mpg.
this is for a 2.5 automatic .
I'm running 33's but I have a 6cyl auto and it does good enough in town and 70mph on the freeway... no problem....with stock gears.

I think you will be OK for around town. You could always save up and upgrade your gears in the future.
11-23-2010 07:12 AM
RobT I have been told that 33's wouln't be that bad . You will lose top end speed but for
driving around town up to 50 mph , you would't really notice much just lower mpg.
this is for a 2.5 automatic .
11-23-2010 06:59 AM
Norituck
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Originally Posted by Fweaky View Post
Even if you stay with the 31's...... sometime down the road you will look back and say. "Damn, I wish I had done the 4" lift".
Might as well only buy one lift kit.
I agree. Get The 4in and run 31s..It will still look OK.
11-22-2010 10:28 PM
Fweaky
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Originally Posted by floridajeep View Post
maybe 31s and 2.5 lift,anyone, thanks
Even if you stay with the 31's...... sometime down the road you will look back and say. "Damn, I wish I had done the 4" lift".
Might as well only buy one lift kit.
11-22-2010 09:02 PM
floridajeep I was going to do a 4" with 33s now i have to rethink this whole thing ,i glad i got on hear tonite cuz i was going to order everything tomorrow,always somthing man im bummed now
11-22-2010 09:00 PM
YJman
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Originally Posted by work in progress View Post
to answer the gearing cost i think i was estimated 300 an axle at axle boy
That's not toooo toooo bad but that's an extra $600
11-22-2010 08:57 PM
work in progress to answer the gearing cost i think i was estimated 300 an axle at axle boy
11-22-2010 08:53 PM
Fweaky
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Originally Posted by YJman View Post
You'd be pretty good with 31's. The 4.0 has the torque to lug those around without much problem.

And yeah Fweaky $3000ish is what I got. A lot of money but probably worth it in the end. But make sure you have another vehicle to drive!
Its very reliable. I have 20K miles on the YJ since I installed the engine in it. It starts every time and has never stranded me. I have made trips to the mountains to ride trails and taken it to the beach quite often. On the down side it gets 10 miles to the gallon and I can only get 13 gallons in the tank. Thats not a problem though cause the wife lets me ride with her in her Unlimited if I behave and don't get slobber on the door when the windows are down.
11-22-2010 08:51 PM
Jeeep if you still wanted to go with a 4in lift kit, you can run 30s or 31s with it. So ive heard from lurking around WF for a while, until youve saved up to run bigger tires, and better gears.
11-22-2010 08:47 PM
floridajeep maybe 31s and 2.5 lift,anyone, thanks
11-22-2010 08:46 PM
floridajeep
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Originally Posted by Jeeep View Post
From what i understand, 33s arnt to big for them, but you wont be getting anywhere very fast. But i might be wrong.
would 31 be a better choice i really dont want to do the gear thing cant afford it,suck but moneys tight thanks
11-22-2010 08:44 PM
YJman
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Originally Posted by floridajeep View Post
so 33" are to big for stock gear in my 92 4.0 ,5 speed how woul 31" do??thanks
You'd be pretty good with 31's. The 4.0 has the torque to lug those around without much problem.

And yeah Fweaky $3000ish is what I got. A lot of money but probably worth it in the end. But make sure you have another vehicle to drive!
11-22-2010 08:42 PM
Jeeep
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Originally Posted by floridajeep View Post
so 33" are to big for stock gear in my 92 4.0 ,5 speed how woul 31" do??thanks
From what i understand, 33s arnt to big for them, but you wont be getting anywhere very fast. But i might be wrong.
11-22-2010 08:41 PM
Fweaky
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Originally Posted by YJman View Post
I added up how much it'd cost to swap in a v8 and it came out to over $3000. But maybe I didn't add correctly lol.
Sorry I forgot to estimate a price tag but you are pretty close. I don't know how much exactly but I would guess about $3000
11-22-2010 08:39 PM
floridajeep so 33" are to big for stock gear in my 92 4.0 ,5 speed how woul 31" do??thanks
11-22-2010 08:37 PM
Jeeep
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Originally Posted by Fweaky View Post
I already had the engine. It was in a CJ-5 that I bought. I had it in a CJ-7 after that and now its in the YJ.
As far as the swap goes its not really much to it to run the AMC V8 in a YJ. The TF 999 automatic was used in CJs from 1980-1986 with the I6 and V8 engine. The 89 I have already had the tranny.
I purchased a :
new flex plate
Advanced adapters weld in motor mounts and ditched the weak factory rubber mounts that came with it for a set of Iron man 4x4 .25" lift motor mounts
Flowkooler water pump to help with lower RPMs with the 3.07 gears
Radlock Aluminum radiator
Electric fan - not enough room for the factory set up
12si alternator
new starter
Lokar kickdown for the tranny
dual exhaust from the manifolds back with converters**
and lots of fabricated brackets and small weld jobs

Sounds like a heck of a job you did there!
11-22-2010 08:35 PM
YJman I added up how much it'd cost to swap in a v8 and it came out to over $3000. But maybe I didn't add correctly lol.
11-22-2010 08:33 PM
Fweaky
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Originally Posted by Jeeep View Post
If you dont mind me asking, how much was it roughly to do the V8 swap ? did you upgrade the transmission to ? if so what did you use ?
I already had the engine. It was in a CJ-5 that I bought. I had it in a CJ-7 after that and now its in the YJ.
As far as the swap goes its not really much to it to run the AMC V8 in a YJ. The TF 999 automatic was used in CJs from 1980-1986 with the I6 and V8 engine. The 89 I have already had the tranny.
I purchased a :
new flex plate
Advanced adapters weld in motor mounts and ditched the weak factory rubber mounts that came with it for a set of Iron man 4x4 .25" lift motor mounts
Flowkooler water pump to help with lower RPMs with the 3.07 gears
Radlock Aluminum radiator
Electric fan - not enough room for the factory set up
12si alternator
new starter
Lokar kickdown for the tranny
dual exhaust from the manifolds back with converters**
and lots of fabricated brackets and small weld jobs
11-22-2010 08:32 PM
Jeeep yea, im deffinatly gonna set aside prlly a whole weekend to a whole week to do it, i want to do it right. Im sure i could get my Uncle (who conviently is a certified mechinic with his own shop) to help out with it. haha.
11-22-2010 08:29 PM
YJman Yeah I see a lot of 8.8 swaps My cousin has a '97 TJ that he swapped an 8.8 into. So I could probably have him help me which I can then help you lol. But I'd have to see if I can rip one out of a Ford Explorer first. But plan to lay up your Jeep for a couple weeks if you do that.. depending on your ability.
11-22-2010 08:21 PM
Jeeep
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Originally Posted by YJman View Post
Thats what I was thinking ahaha. Or maybe just upgrade the rear axle to an 8.8 and regear only the front axle so it's not as much money. Or just upgrade both axles. But hey I'm sure your 4.10s will do better than my 3.07s lol
haha, im sure your 4.0 will do better than my 2.5. I was thinking about the 8.8 as well, seems like a lot of ppl swap that one it, so im sure a lot of ppl on WF could help with that! lol
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