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post #151 of 209 Old 03-14-2013, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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post #152 of 209 Old 03-14-2013, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Been browsing and reading. What's the best thread on here covering 8.8 swap. Found a good deal on one at local junk yard.
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post #153 of 209 Old 03-15-2013, 07:41 AM
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Been browsing and reading. What's the best thread on here covering 8.8 swap. Found a good deal on one at local junk yard.
Here's one of my favorites: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...finally-636291

There's a whole list of them tho: http://www.google.com/#hl=en&q=+site...iw=853&bih=420

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post #154 of 209 Old 03-15-2013, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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I was at local pull a part and found 9 8.8s. 1999 explorers and up. $74.99 sounds good found the MORE kits for like $170. I know there is little things to go along with it. But it be a start. Is there any markings I can look at to find the gearing on the 8.8?
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post #155 of 209 Old 03-15-2013, 01:15 PM
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Hi guys, I'm also a newbie to the site and I searched 1990 YJ and found this thread! I actually have a question as well:
I have a 1990 YJ 4.2 L 6 cylinder engine. For some reason, when I bought it about a year ago, it didn't have the air intake assembly. I got it from a newly single mom who wanted the thing out of her garage so she couldn't really give me a whole lot of info but it was 1,250 so I jumped all over it! Anyway, I've been using a this small filter that I managed to fit over the carb but I feel like if I actually had a good intake system it would run better. I've been looking around for days and can't find a single website that has an original intake setup for my model. I'm a big shopper on quadratec because they have everything but even they didn't have it. If someone could help me out it would be much appreciated! Thanks guys
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Hi guys, I'm also a newbie to the site and I searched 1990 YJ and found this thread! I actually have a question as well:
I have a 1990 YJ 4.2 L 6 cylinder engine. For some reason, when I bought it about a year ago, it didn't have the air intake assembly. I got it from a newly single mom who wanted the thing out of her garage so she couldn't really give me a whole lot of info but it was 1,250 so I jumped all over it! Anyway, I've been using a this small filter that I managed to fit over the carb but I feel like if I actually had a good intake system it would run better. I've been looking around for days and can't find a single website that has an original intake setup for my model. I'm a big shopper on quadratec because they have everything but even they didn't have it. If someone could help me out it would be much appreciated! Thanks guys
Try www. daveysjeeps.com all he does is part out wranglers, its basically a jeep-only junkyard that does mail-order.

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I was at local pull a part and found 9 8.8s. 1999 explorers and up. $74.99 sounds good found the MORE kits for like $170. I know there is little things to go along with it. But it be a start. Is there any markings I can look at to find the gearing on the 8.8?
ISTR there should be a tag on the axle housing but I forget the details. There was a website called rangerstation I think (ford rangers) that has all the axle ID info. There is a way to read the codes off the sticker inside the door too.

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Is there any markings I can look at to find the gearing on the 8.8?
If you can't find any, you can hold one side still, spin the other side twice, and count the number of times the pinion rotates..
If it's ~3.75 times, it's probably 3.73's
If it's ~4 times, it's probably 4.10's
etc..

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Try www. daveysjeeps.com all he does is part out wranglers, its basically a jeep-only junkyard that does mail-order.
Thanks Pete I just sent them an email, I hope it works out.
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post #160 of 209 Old 03-19-2013, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Bought it February 1st for $2200 now a month and a half later and $2500 here it is............

These yjs are expensive hobbies. Lol
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post #161 of 209 Old 03-20-2013, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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15-20 mph head winds make for a long long drive home! Just sayin.
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post #162 of 209 Old 03-20-2013, 06:58 PM
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15-20 mph head winds make for a long long drive home! Just sayin.
Haha gotta love the aerodynamics of a brick

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post #163 of 209 Old 03-20-2013, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Haha gotta love the aerodynamics of a brick
Yeah it's awesome!
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post #164 of 209 Old 03-20-2013, 07:38 PM
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Actually its a brick with a tent on top... believe me I know about headwinds.

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post #165 of 209 Old 03-20-2013, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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It was absolutely miserable. I'm ready for summer to remove the "tent and doors"

Made a little progress on jeep today. It is slow moving it is my DD. I pulled rear bumper of to clean up and weld a receiver onto, gonna fab up my own tire carrier so I remove stock one from gate. Let me say my gate has seen better days. No rust just a little wavy. I'm in progress of building a carrier for my kayaks. Something that slides into receiver and goes up high enough and even to roll bar so I can mount my 14' kayak and it be secure for highway and easy trails. Now I have this YJ I can get into some good fishing holes and won't have to paddle back so damn far. Want to ad rack onto the kayak mount to securely put rods and tackle while driving. Already made rod holders outta 6" black PVC capped on both ends. Protect them from the elements, thieves, limbs, etc. I didn't take any pics nothin to gloat over yet. It's still rather chilly here in southern Indiana. So things maybe slow moving.

How hard is it to remove all the AC crap from a yj? Can I get alt bracket that doesn't use ac bracket? Just curious.
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