$2,000 for new new blazer or upgrade what I have? - JeepForum.com

 
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post #1 of 2 Old 04-17-2013, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
revelc
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EDIT not new new. New to me. It's an 89 K5 with a 700R.

My Jeep has been a pain. It's hard to find parts locally (I live in a rural area) and fuel mileage sucks for the "power" I get. I am driving 30 miles round trip a day to work and although my Wag is cool, it either needs to impress me more or become a toy.

My hot rod builder uncle told me I would be better off getting an old 350 TBI Blazer he has than I would making a lot of power safely in my Jeep. My cam is tapping and I have two options.

I could go full roller in my 401 for high HP and torque in the lower RPM without needing a big stall. If I go this route it will be getting a 2,000 or a 2,400 stall converter. And the TF tranny 1st sucks for taking off. It will also need lower gears.

Or I can buy the blazer which runs great, has 4x4, with 31" mud terrains, and will get twice the MPG's and my Jeep will be able to be torn down and built to my specs and at my own pace.


Wag Rebuilt 360, 260H, 727, Locked 44, AMC 20, 208, 31" M/T's, 4" Rustys, 2.5" Duals. SOON:SOA SF, 496, T400, Doubler, D60's, 37" M/T's <-TOY
Cherokee Rebuilt 360, 2" Duals, mostly stock. SOON: Hot Street 401, 4'' Rustys, 33" BFG A/T's maybe a T-case to get rid of Q-Track <-TOW RIG
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post #2 of 2 Old 04-18-2013, 01:19 AM
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sounds like you got a plan. Keep the jeep, buy a chevy. Drive the chevy, build the jeep. Drive the jeep, sell the chevy.

Beauty is in the eye of the jeepowner.
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