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Old May 18th, 2013, 07:47 AM   #1
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i got a 91 tracker with the 8v motor. im starting to get a rod knock.. so im trying to decide between rebuilding it and swapping it out.

im guessing theres no other motors that will fit the little geo trans so just wondering about options for engine tranny combos. i see alot of 4.3s and and a few 2.8s going in but wasnt sure about the tranny.

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The guys I know that have swapped motors put a tracker body on a jeep frame. More of a drivetrain swap. Small block or 4.3 with a t350 is what I have seen done.

If it was me I would find another running 8 valve, slap it in with a new timing belt and be cruizing in a day. A engine swap will take a lot of time.

Im impressed , I have beat the shit out of a lot of 8 valve motors and never seen one develope a rod knock. Was it run out of oil at some point?
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Old May 18th, 2013, 09:50 AM   #3
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well me and my buddy play in the ditch behind his parents house. at 1 point i had water up level with the e brake handle. its been full of water and low on oil alot and it just started to knock a little so i cant be mad. we are headed to the mounds on sunday so we will see how long it lasts.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 08:06 AM   #4
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most of the suzuki vendors offer kits to swap different motors in.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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the easiest from where your at would be a 1.6L 16v....

the 2.0L kit from trail tough is also an option. you stray to far from there you will be making your own parts pretty much.

avoid lightning conversions at all costs
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i have had a 2.8 and then I went to the 4.3 in my tracker. I run a 700r4 trans and 208 tcase. But the stock axles wont handle it. I went with dana 30/35 axles and made the dana 30 a pass drop. Im working on going to yota axles now. I have a yota axle in the rear but dont have the front yota axle finished to go in yet. I like having the 4.3 plenty of power for the small vehicle.
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I,ve got a 91 8v out. Bad cam, timimg gear. Have good timing gear. Good block. 2 cases bushlite cans. 616-824-0398. Thanks.
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I,ve got a 91 8v out. Bad cam, timimg gear. Have good timing gear. Good block. 2 cases bushlite cans. 616-824-0398. Thanks.
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