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post #1 of 21 Old 03-14-2014, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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22re swap in a 89 yj

I searched around didn't really find my answer anywhere, I have always had luck and seen a lot of my friends run toyota pickups on 35s or 37s with no problem. I am purchasing an 89 yj it has a 4.2l carb doesnt run has bad gas but I like a challenge. I am looking to know with a little fabbing would i be able to put a 22re in the yj? new to the forums mostly reading.

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post #2 of 21 Old 03-14-2014, 11:34 AM
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It can be done. That little engine is a good one to poke in there too. The bellhousing that bolts to the 22 will also bolt right up to a ax5 trans. So can use other jeep stuff to make it work.

I got one right now, but its in my 4runner...
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post #3 of 21 Old 03-14-2014, 07:41 PM
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Swap a 22re into a jeep? That's retarded. Dumbest swap I've heard of.

Better regear to 4.88 too cause that's how the yota boys role

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post #4 of 21 Old 03-14-2014, 08:09 PM
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Yeah. Toyotas on 37s and 22r have regeared to 4.88 or 5.13 and have 4:1 TC.
It's a great little motor but seriously not worth swapping INTO something else.

Regear to 4.88, throw on 35's, 8.8 rear and 4.0. golden. good to go.
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post #5 of 21 Old 03-14-2014, 10:08 PM
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Lol , jeep guys are very sensitive to Toyota guys
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post #6 of 21 Old 03-14-2014, 10:28 PM
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Toyota guys run 5.29 gears and a marlin crawler or two or three
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post #7 of 21 Old 03-15-2014, 04:38 AM
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Yeap junky ole toyota stuff, barely handle 37s stock. And whats with the gear driven Tcase that can have the gears swapped to lower ones? Who needs lower gears..... And third member drop out center sections that are interchangeable front to rear, who needs that junk? Gearing ratios that are just WAY to many. And WHY would toyota not make non serviceable front bearings like jeep? And those manual hubs, who wants to get out and lock those in??? And the rear axle shaft being the size of a small baseball bat.

Really ???

Obviously I am not biased in any way. I can like 2 things. I am not a "retard" as someone above so harshly called the idea and question above.

I have both jeep and toyota. The last real solid axle toyota came out in 85.. And they still have a hard core following, with many places still selling parts for them.. My toyota will out wheel my jeep any day, better wheel base and just strong built from factory.
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post #8 of 21 Old 03-15-2014, 05:02 AM
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no body was bashing toyota,

but WTF would you go through the time/money/hassel on something that has no gains,

if you want to do a challenge swap that has a gain swap your 4.2 for a stroker 4.5,


if you put a 22RE into a jeep you still have a jeep with no power and still requires a gear swap to turn the tires
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post #9 of 21 Old 03-15-2014, 05:19 AM
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Reason #1 is to keep things light as possible. Toyota Tcase's can be stacked for real low gearing that does not effect normal driving. That is why. The 22re is not a power house, but it can be made to put out some real good numbers.
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post #10 of 21 Old 03-15-2014, 08:30 AM
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Just do it and then post your build. The responses will be a lot more positive

I don't feel like working on anything at this time so i sold my yj.
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post #11 of 21 Old 03-15-2014, 03:32 PM
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The toyota block is not light at all.

Ruined a perfectly good jeep.


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post #12 of 21 Old 03-15-2014, 03:33 PM
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Less than a jeep. Toyota has aluminum head.
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post #13 of 21 Old 03-15-2014, 05:51 PM
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The 4.2 has. More torque then the 22re. Offroad you want torque. Fix the carb do a 8.8 swap. And regear. If you swap any yota parts into a Jeep we can accept the axles and that's it

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post #14 of 21 Old 03-15-2014, 06:24 PM
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dont worry jeepsr4me, I am tarded also, I have 2 jeeps , an FJ and a hilux
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post #15 of 21 Old 03-15-2014, 06:34 PM
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Yeap. Dont know what they missing do they? I had a 80 Hilux but sold it to get my 4runner..
If i did not know so much about jeeps I would convert all the way over to the yota way. But.......I old and stuck in my ways..
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