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Old October 1st, 2011, 07:36 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Renegade II View Post
Remember 22 posts back,,,,,,

70mph + 4:88's = 3300RPM. For any amount of real 70 MPH distance driving on a regular basis a 2.5 will not live long with that setup. My oldest CJ has 4:88's/35's and 60MPH (2800 RPM) is about tops for cruising any real distances. And that's with a balanced V6 EFI engine pushing well over 200HP.

Find a rather cheap/plentiful 360 AMC & T176 to put in front of the 300 case, then some 4:27 gears. That will give you 70 MPH and stay together around 2800 RPM.

Short of buying a $20k+ Collins Bros. Jeep, most CJs on the market are pretty much 10 owner basket cases or WAY over priced.
Decide what your end goal is, get a good base vehicle for that goal, keep it, work toward the goal bit by bit.
i want 35's i read abit more and some people are saying that with a weber carb on their 151 w/ 33's and they're better but im starting to agree with you. i just don't want the jeep to sit in the garage for 2 years before i even get to drive it.
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