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Old October 20th, 2011, 04:05 PM   #81
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so it's been mentioned that my shackles lean because they're oversized. should i even bother putting originals back on or is it plenty safe as it is?
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 01:31 PM   #82
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Find a older Chevy running a 465. Call advanced and get a bell housing to mount that iron duke to the 465. Get some 10/14 bolt axles with a 373 ratio and you will be golden.

The little motor does not put out much power. But, with the 465 behind it you will have a impressive level of torque to wheel off road without worrying about breaking stuff.

On road the 2.5 will give you decent fuel mileage. Just don't expect it to have much power at highway speeds.

I have had 3 Jeep 2.5 and 9 Chevy 2.5 engines. I like these engines although they are getting harder to find. They are really tough to kill and are easy to work on and maintain.
Just don't try to make power with them cause it is just not worth it. Use gearing to make power and you will have a very reliable/capable rig.

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Find a older Chevy running a 465. Call advanced and get a bell housing to mount that iron duke to the 465. Get some 10/14 bolt axles with a 373 ratio and you will be golden.

The little motor does not put out much power. But, with the 465 behind it you will have a impressive level of torque to wheel off road without worrying about breaking stuff.

On road the 2.5 will give you decent fuel mileage. Just don't expect it to have much power at highway speeds.

I have had 3 Jeep 2.5 and 9 Chevy 2.5 engines. I like these engines although they are getting harder to find. They are really tough to kill and are easy to work on and maintain.
Just don't try to make power with them cause it is just not worth it. Use gearing to make power and you will have a very reliable/capable rig.

Just my 0.02
i have heard this before but im worried about after i regear to keep what little power i have and then put my 35s on it that i wont be able to drive on the freeway at all. i refuse to have a trailer queen.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 08:39 PM   #84
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i showed that bell housing who's boss tonight. beat it with a hammer to free it up.

inside of it

think i need a new clutch?


do i NEED to do anything to the flywheel? i plan on swapping the motor eventually. really don't wanna have to spend anymore money on a flywheel that will be leaving with the engine.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 08:40 PM   #85
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the wetness in the bell housing is pb blaster that i tried to get inside of it to loosen it up
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 10:30 AM   #86
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i have heard this before but im worried about after i regear to keep what little power i have and then put my 35s on it that i wont be able to drive on the freeway at all. i refuse to have a trailer queen.
With that trans (or any non OD,) 4th gear will still be 1:1 and not effect top speed. With that or a T18, T19 etc... you just gain the granny geared 1st to obtain higher mechanical leverage for difficult low speed obstacles.

The flywheel has some heat spots on it, get it ground. That said, you don't just do one part of a clutch job.

Don't worry about the shackels until you get to tearing apart the suspension.

I'd never go less than 4:10's with 35's & an I4 engine.
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With that trans (or any non OD,) 4th gear will still be 1:1 and not effect top speed. With that or a T18, T19 etc... you just gain the granny geared 1st to obtain higher mechanical leverage for difficult low speed obstacles.

The flywheel has some heat spots on it, get it ground. That said, you don't just do one part of a clutch job.

Don't worry about the shackels until you get to tearing apart the suspension.

I'd never go less than 4:10's with 35's & an I4 engine.
i talked to somebody and they mentioned trying to find a 5 spd for the highway. but i figured 4.56 with 35's atleast. going to pick up the new clutch, throw out bearing, 4 new u joints and then swinging by jeepinz for the brake booster today.
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Old October 24th, 2011, 09:32 AM   #88
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Got a new clutch kit, 4 new u joints, and gear lube. Getting fly wheel resurfaced then ill need help installing all this =]
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Old October 24th, 2011, 03:58 PM   #89
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dont waste your time with a 5 speed unless you gear low im running a mpi 4 cylinder with 150 thousand miles 4:10 gears and 31s and i cant pull 5th gear on the highway
and you want to run bigger tires with a motor with less power then mine so if you stay with the i4 i would suggest at least 4:88s
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dont waste your time with a 5 speed unless you gear low im running a mpi 4 cylinder with 150 thousand miles 4:10 gears and 31s and i cant pull 5th gear on the highway
and you want to run bigger tires with a motor with less power then mine so if you stay with the i4 i would suggest at least 4:88s
yes but i wanna upgrade to an amc V8
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Get your wallet out LOL I have the axles and motor you need would take care of your needs fuel injected AMC v-8 and axles with 4:88's in them already cheap.Thanks for the purchase on the booster also.
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Old October 25th, 2011, 04:15 PM   #92
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u have the dana 30 and amc 20 axles though right? i don't want those =p want 44's lol. but maye the v8 though it'll be awhile for me to get that money up
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i know you do but u said u wont have a v8 for a while so im saying dont waste your money on a 5 speed while you still have the 4 banger
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i know you do but u said u wont have a v8 for a while so im saying dont waste your money on a 5 speed while you still have the 4 banger
oh, yeah agreed.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 10:40 AM   #95
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ok so i was looking up stuff to redo the wiring in the jeep. i was looking for a replacement for a complete rewiring kit is this it?
http://www.quadratec.com/products/17015_00.htm

if so it doesn't say anything about engine type so im guessing it wouldn't matter? the wiring is completely destroyed in this thing and nothing electrical works.
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Old October 30th, 2011, 10:46 AM   #96
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also just found this
http://www.quadratec.com/products/17016_00.htm
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update: put 3 coats of rust reformer on the underbody, then did 5 coats of rustoleum undercoating on it. this weekend im going to remove the broken bolts from the frame and take the flywheel in to be resurfaced.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 07:03 PM   #98
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chuck (hamsmotorsports) is coming over tomorrow to give me a hand putting the jeep back together. should be able to drive it on the jack stands tomorrow afternoon =]
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thanks for all the help chuck, now i know how to change a clutch and u-joints =]
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Old December 4th, 2011, 07:34 PM   #100
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everything is all put back together except for the crossmember, also today i bought 4 full doors, a hard top w/ extra lift gate, and a bikini top from goofy for $300.
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