The 8.8 is a very easy swap. I'm getting ready to swap mine into my XJ. It was in my MJ before! Just weld the spring perches and shock mounts on (or booty fab 'em), new ubolts, and run two passenger side brake hoses and some new lines and it's all good. Wheel spacers probably will be needed.
And the truck avenger is a good carb, but for offroad use it still doesn't compare to EFI or propane. Even though it is designed to work off-camber, it is certainly not optimal in those situations... (Although, I saw a truck with one idle fine while upside down.)
I used my old top plates and an extra set of u-bolts... I cut the top plates to fit the radius of the axle, then cranked down the u-bolts once I had them in the position I wanted them. The top plates have shock mounts on them.
you should race a vette that would be soooooooooooo cooooooooool.
if your aiming that at me...my dad has a '79 vette and my truck seems to perform better than it... as for a new vette i have to get new rearend and gears first. i will (not might) i will beat a new vette to approx 150km/h or about 95mph at which point i run out of gearing and engine and the vette will take over.
1987 350 JEEP COMANCHE
Licence plate: FSTJEEP
2001 TJ SE, 31" KM2s, cragar d styles
JEEP: If i wanted a Hummer, I would have asked your sister
Everyone who thinks the AMC 4.0 is all that - f' off. Yeah, it's a great truck/wheeling engine for it's low end grunt and realiability. It is NOT a performance engine and NEVER will be. I think Dino's numbers are out-to-lunch, based on my own experience in the area. He did a lot of guessing, and buying into advertisment BS. Oh, and a 4.0 weighs as much as a BBC!
A Chevy V8 is THE cheapest engine to get power out of. That crate engine is dyno gaurenteed (IIRC) and for a good reason. Not to mention it has a factory warranty. Also, as is the nature of USEABLE power, the torque curve (and HP) curve of the chevy engine will be far more usable for a street application.
Also, it's generally better (in the long run) to not be trying to get an insane amount of power out of an engine for its size. It's a longevity thing.
Anyways, S-10 eater, looks damn nice! If I was building a street truck I know it'd be powered by something like that. And carbs are great for street applications - but they blow off-road.
No it doesnt
Plus, are you gonna put a BBC in ur jeep? Well, if you do, I want pictures lol
From all the info I can gather the 4.0 actually weighs MORE than a BBC by 15-20 lbs in long block form.
The 4.0 is a decent engine dont get me wrong, but it doesn't hold a candle to a small block chevy V8. There is NO cheaper way to build a performance engine than to start with a small block GM. And as far as performance goes the 4.0 is a tractor engine its just not going to be a high performance engine.
2001 TJ SE
1971 J4800 gladiator