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Unread 05-23-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
JeepinInTheSE
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CJ7 Laredo Upgrade suggestions

I've got an 86' CJ7 Laredo with 258 I6, Dana 44 / 30 (2.72)....pretty much stock. Body/frame in really good (rust-free) condition. I've got about $10k that I've budgeted to spend on upgrades for the jeep to make it a "reliable" daily driver/weekend warrior. I'm looking for suggestions on upgrades that would help me get the biggest bang for my buck. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Unread 05-23-2012, 07:09 PM   #2
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Are you interested in keeping the six cylinder? If so you could swap in a fuel injected 4.0 out of a 90's wrangler/ Cherokee and then stroke it out to 4.7 for power. You might consider a 5 speed out of a dodge (nv 4500) and then swap out the front for a 44 out of a wagoneer.
honestly, I would go slow, learn as you go instead of jumping in with both feet. Search the forums. 10k will go quickly.
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Unread 05-26-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
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I'd like to keep the 6 cylinder. I'm looking at ways to make this thing more of a reliable daily driver. I'd like to lift it and put 33" - 35" tires on....do you know what gear ratio would be the most fuel friendly for this size tire. Also, is the Wagoneer 44 a direct bolt up replacement or does it need modifying?
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Unread 05-26-2012, 12:06 PM   #4
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also have thought about adding fuel injection rather than the carburetor...any suggestions on that?
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