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MR.ROCKAPE
April 12th, 2005, 09:20 PM
I got an 89 yj a few months back,And today I finally took it out in the hills behind my house for some play time.It did ok, not the rig I am used to but very much like the one I started with.My complaints,not enough low gearing,carb sucks,Sua W/33s rough ride and no real flex to speak of ,its open fr&rear and its a five speed.Good points,it has a top,the inline six runs good,more wheel base than my cj5,and its alot wider.
I am still trying to decide what direction this project will take.I am leaning toward SOA with waggy 44s and 35-37inch tires.And tbi 350 w/auto dana 300 t-case.
Any ideas?
I already have a tube buggy so I am looking to build something a little more tame :o

Sauce
April 12th, 2005, 10:06 PM
if you are going with a chevy motor, why not run a 205 or a 203 with a doubler? They can be found a lot cheaper and will be easier to mate to transmissions without adapters...You have a ton of options for axles, esp, since you are doing a drivetrain swap, why not go with a HP axle cut down to waggy length? Also, it never hurts to throw some 60's under there :D Also, a few PnP buckets would help a ton with the rough ride, it always sucks to sit on an aluminum racing seat, makes your butt want to :cry:

DBXJ
April 12th, 2005, 10:21 PM
well u could just covert it from carb to injection there are kits for it and the axle swap thats your choice

deadandcompany
April 13th, 2005, 10:12 AM
if you are going with a chevy motor, why not run a 205 or a 203 with a doubler? to :cry:
With a 350, auto and 2 cases. There will be no rear drive line.

Sauce
April 13th, 2005, 11:15 AM
With a 350, auto and 2 cases. There will be no rear drive line.
unless he stretched the wheelbase, which would be a good idea IMHO

deadandcompany
April 13th, 2005, 01:05 PM
unless he stretched the wheelbase, which would be a good idea IMHO
Even so.

rusty_tlc
April 13th, 2005, 01:14 PM
With a 350, auto and 2 cases. There will be no rear drive line.
If you change the straight six out for a v8 wouldn't the shorter block gain you enough space for the second t-case?

Sauce
April 13th, 2005, 03:42 PM
here are a few interesting reads, a doubler really doesn't add all that much length...check it out for yourself
http://www.rightcoastcrawler.com/LloydC/tech/TrannyProject.html
http://mallcrawlin.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=34&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board (http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=324065)
Anybody know stock lengths for a doubled 203-205, np231, and a dana 300? I couldn't find any definitive info.

MR.ROCKAPE
April 13th, 2005, 04:40 PM
I dont think I want a doubler.In my buggy, I have the dana 300 w/4-1 and in low with the v-6 and th350 auto the brakes barely hold it stopped at idle.(and its got 4 wheel disks!!)I was thinking of converting the stock I6 to FI add an aw4 auto and a 4to 1 kit in the 231,keep the hp30 up front or convert it to a Dana 44 F/R ,35 inch tires and wheel the hell out of it(On trails)Oh and convert it to spring over.

DBXJ
April 13th, 2005, 04:44 PM
well if your gonna convert it to FI ill talk to my friend see if he can find a kit for a good price for ya if u want

MR.ROCKAPE
April 13th, 2005, 04:55 PM
Let me know!The 4.2 runs good but the stock carb sucks.

DBXJ
April 13th, 2005, 05:01 PM
okay i e-mailed him i should know by tonight

MR.ROCKAPE
April 13th, 2005, 09:29 PM
okay i e-mailed him i should know by tonight
Thanks for the info,I will try to call him in the next few days and check his stuff out.

DBXJ
April 13th, 2005, 09:31 PM
no problem and if u need any help let me know

TimW
April 14th, 2005, 11:01 AM
Rockape, you can get the Howell injection kit for it around $1200.00. Thats what I was going to do with it.

DBXJ
April 14th, 2005, 02:16 PM
i sent him one he can get for about 900$

rusty_tlc
April 14th, 2005, 02:18 PM
i sent him one he can get for about 900$
Is it Jeep specific? Someday I'd like to do a TBI conversion on my 2F.

DBXJ
April 14th, 2005, 02:46 PM
ill pm u the site

dye_dan
April 14th, 2005, 03:01 PM
Hey, could you send me the site too? I want a kit for my 350

DBXJ
April 14th, 2005, 03:05 PM
okay PM'd ya

Sauce
April 14th, 2005, 06:16 PM
hey rockape, what kind of tires are you running on the buggy? I thought they were 42" MTR's, but sam said they didn't make 42's in MTR's, am I wrong?

Dennis
April 14th, 2005, 06:48 PM
hey rockape, what kind of tires are you running on the buggy? I thought they were 42" MTR's, but sam said they didn't make 42's in MTR's, am I wrong?

the biggest MTR made is 40x13.5x17

MR.ROCKAPE
April 14th, 2005, 09:36 PM
40 inch mtrs,Denis is correct :yup: