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Old 01-15-2014, 04:10 AM
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So im sitting here and being curious, n my past mud truck experience i would make "Heavy Halfs" which ment id take a 1500 single cab/bed and put 1ton everything underneath. That being said, is it possible to take a Chevy 350, manual trans, TC, front n rear axles all out a 1 ton chevy and throw it under my 87 YJ?

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yes..my green cj7 has that except it has a chevy auto tranny

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So im sitting here and being curious, n my past mud truck experience i would make "Heavy Halfs" which ment id take a 1500 single cab/bed and put 1ton everything underneath. That being said, is it possible to take a Chevy 350, manual trans, TC, front n rear axles all out a 1 ton chevy and throw it under my 87 YJ?
I would chose a newer FI model engine instead of a carbed one.
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I would chose a newer FI model engine instead of a carbed one.
personal preference...I wouldn't
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I rather have Carb, less electronics and basically dummy proof. The only computer is one for ignition, throw a Msd box n the glove box n ur good lol
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I rather have Carb, less electronics and basically dummy proof. The only computer is one for ignition, throw a Msd box n the glove box n ur good lol
I agree on the carb...use a simple electronic ignition with just 1 wire..2 wires if you connect a tach
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Simple, but you'll get better mpg and power from a FI engine. We can agree to have different preferences. Haha
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Simple, but you'll get better mpg and power from a FI engine. We can agree to have different preferences. Haha
exactly..they both have their pros and cons..Carbs are simple to me and they eliminate the need for so many troublesome items such as sensors and computers...And,I guess if I was looking for great gas mileage,I probably wouldn't be in a jeep.Especially one with 400 horses pulling 37 inch tires through 4.56 gears..you can build a lot of horses with a carbed small block chevy,cheap
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The biggest reason, NO electronics. Except the msd. I like FI for newer cars but who honestly can do the old "garage mechanic" without thousands of dollars in computers n if you go FI n do ANYTHING ur SUPPOSE to retune it with a programmer, I dont have to do that, even when i go internal. If i need to i put a bigger carb n a screw driver n tune it and done. Yes FI is great for fuel consumption and they wont cut out at steep inclines or even upside down. But carb motors are cheaper, and easy. To me thats what a jeep needs in the mud/road/ trails is the easiness to work on. Plus theres WAY more stuff to do performance wize on a carbed 350
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The biggest reason, NO electronics. Except the msd. I like FI for newer cars but who honestly can do the old "garage mechanic" without thousands of dollars in computers n if you go FI n do ANYTHING ur SUPPOSE to retune it with a programmer, I dont have to do that, even when i go internal. If i need to i put a bigger carb n a screw driver n tune it and done. Yes FI is great for fuel consumption and they wont cut out at steep inclines or even upside down. But carb motors are cheaper, and easy. To me thats what a jeep needs in the mud/road/ trails is the easiness to work on. Plus theres WAY more stuff to do performance wize on a carbed 350
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Im just curious if i can take like a junked 90s model 4x4 chevy n use its front n rear axles n TC on my jeep, if the axles would be to long or short for my YJ
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Im just curious if i can take like a junked 90s model 4x4 chevy n use its front n rear axles n TC on my jeep, if the axles would be to long or short for my YJ
Pretty sure they're too wide.
You can take the whole drive train out and swap it in.
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most 90 chevys had an independant front suspension front end..87 and earlier chevys all had solid front axle..it is wider than your jeep axle but to me they look great and the wider stance adds stability..the spring hangers would have to be moved out wider but it is doable..here is my cj7 with full size chevy axles
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most 90 chevys had an independant front suspension front end..87 and earlier chevys all had solid front axle..it is wider than your jeep axle but to me they look great and the wider stance adds stability..the spring hangers would have to be moved out wider but it is doable..here is my cj7 with full size chevy axles
Did you pull it out used of an old junker? How much money did you spend total?
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Im just curious if i can take like a junked 90s model 4x4 chevy n use its front n rear axles n TC on my jeep, if the axles would be to long or short for my YJ
My POS has a fullsize Ford F350 front axle and a fullsize Chevy 3500 rear axle.

One of the reasons I went with a Ford front axle was that the pumpkin is on the driver side & I already had an Atlas installed for a driver side drop.
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Did you pull it out used of an old junker? How much money did you spend total?
my axles came out of a 1 1/4 ton chevy military pickup with only a few thousand miles on it..they came from the factory with 4.56 gears and a locker in the rear..
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Thinking i may just get a 90 model chevy n yank everything out n throw it under the jeep, to make it legal i may just get some extended flares 6" or 10" . But once its all complete i can just order parts from jegs now lol just dont doing what a guy back home did.....2wd lowered wrangler with butterflies stickin out the hood from a 502 lol skinnies n the front slicks n the back
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Could I take an engine and tranny out of, let's say, a Camaro (350 v8 w/ 350 Trans)? Or does it have to be out of a 4x4?
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you could use the camaro stuff but the rear shaft will have to be changed in the tranny..if you are adapting a jeep transfer case the shaft,etc. should come with the adapter kit
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Thinking i may just get a 90 model chevy n yank everything out n throw it under the jeep, to make it legal i may just get some extended flares 6" or 10" . But once its all complete i can just order parts from jegs now lol just dont doing what a guy back home did.....2wd lowered wrangler with butterflies stickin out the hood from a 502 lol skinnies n the front slicks n the back
if it is IFS,it will be a ton of work getting that set up
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I may go older but its gonna have solid front n rear axles

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