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Unread 05-03-2012, 06:21 AM   #1
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87 YJ SBC Swap

Hello all,

I'm in the process of swapping out my 4.2L AMC258 for a SBC350 w/TH350. I know there are plenty of threads on this conversion although if anyone could provide me with some pictures I would be very appreciative.

I'm still unsure on which direction to go with the rear end. I was told by a shop in Silverdale, WA that an XJ D44 would be the most beneficial and easiest swap. Any suggestions to this?

Currently I have bought these items:
Teraflex SYE Kit. P/N [4444401]
Tom Woods F/R Custom Drive Shafts
Rear shaft is gauged off of a XJ D44 I had test fitted.
Skyjacker YJ5LK 5th Link Traction Bar
Body Mounting Kit P/N [52002723K] (replacement/No LIFT)

Any further recommendations for parts required for this swap would be great.

Further more not sure about a Suspension lift 4" or an SOA kit. Any recommendations would be great. Additionally I know there are plenty of threads on this but if anyone has any input with a SBC350 installed I'd like to know how the off road handling and driveability is with the added torque and weight. I have a car transport for the jeep and it is not a daily driver if this provides any usable information. This jeep is just a Trail Rig.

Will provide pictures as soon as I get the Poision Spyder fenders, body mounts installed, and SBC350 engine mounts welded in place.

Thank you


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