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Old 11-28-2010, 06:14 PM
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New owner and already planning. :)

Hello everyone. I recently came into an 88 Renegade. The previous owner for what ever reason, put a 2.5 4banger in it, and with 33" nittos, its a gutless wonder. cant get above 60, does't pull very well on the beach, and gas mileage kinda sucks. I have a 98 S10 with a 4.3L vortec for a project truck. That will get a vortec 5.7 soon, and I am considering putting the 4.3L in the renegade. What are everyone's thoughts on this? suggestions? warnings? tips? anything and everything is welcome.

Edit: as a side note, I am a tire/alignment/service tech at a tire store here. I know enough to get most things done, but I haven't done a motor swap yet.

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Old 11-28-2010, 06:25 PM   #2
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
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Post in the YJ section, but i know they make kits for 4.3 swaps, its a nice upgrade.
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Welcome man, i love renegades!
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This is the YJ section ain't it? LOL
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:57 AM   #6
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:46 PM
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Lol. Sorry about the location. Im horrible with the jeep models. they all look and sound the same to me. I have alot to learn. I'll look in the yj area more. Cj's, tj's, yj's... Wth was jeep thinking? Lol

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