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post #1 of 11 Old 04-08-2013, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys figured I would just introduce myself. I have a 2000 wj I decided I wanted to start building unfortunantly I threw a rod in my 4.0 so ordering a crate motor this week! Excited to join the forum and chat!

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-08-2013, 06:31 PM
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post #3 of 11 Old 04-08-2013, 09:51 PM
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The dub club is growing again! Good luck with the motor swap.

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post #4 of 11 Old 04-08-2013, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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What are everyones thoughts on crate motors good places to purchase them any rebuild places I should avoid.
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post #5 of 11 Old 04-09-2013, 09:36 AM
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Ive got a SBC crate motor in my jeep and it runs great! But I'm not sure where to buy them other than places like JEGS.com

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post #6 of 11 Old 04-09-2013, 10:16 AM
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Pick up a few issues of jeep magazines or chevy mags...for chevy I'd go with Chevy High Performance, they do a lot of their own custom builds and show off a lot of readers' rides so you can pick up on a few sources for parts.

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post #7 of 11 Old 04-09-2013, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Alright thanks for the tips guys!
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post #8 of 11 Old 04-09-2013, 07:33 PM
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If you're going the route of a crate motor, I would personally give serious thought to doing a stroker. Put a 258 crank in it and away you go.

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post #9 of 11 Old 04-09-2013, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Oh believe me if I could afford a stroker I would ha! I'm only 18 so on a bit of a budget.
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post #10 of 11 Old 04-09-2013, 09:22 PM
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Then a crate motor might not be the best option.

I would rebuild a wrecking yard motor. And in the process get a 258 crank and end up with the stroker in the long run anyway...

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post #11 of 11 Old 04-10-2013, 06:29 PM
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