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Unread 02-16-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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Cj7 + vw tdi

Hi im planing to buy and build my first 4x4 a 1980-1986 Jeep Cj7 Laredo 4.2 I6 that i will install a VW 1.9 TDI PD

there are two adapter that i have been thinking of

The ACME adapter to a toyota A340F 4 speed automatic but not sure if the dana 300 will connect to it?

or

The HPA Motorsports Inc. adapter and a Jeep NSG370 6 speed manual that fits the Dana 300

will also do the tj grill, what suspension do you recomend and should i do a shackle lift? do you have any suggestions on the build? Thanks

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Unread 02-16-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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Why are you going to put a TJ grille on it?!? Might as well get a TJ.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 05:15 AM   #3
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Why are you going to put a TJ grille on it?!? Might as well get a TJ.
I agree. If you prefer the look of the TJ, then pick up a 4 cyl with a blown engine. Not going to have the same just issues as a CJ, and will ride better with coil suspension.

I think HPA kits are more geared towards Wranglers to begin with.

No TJ bashing from me, but I'd only consider that swap with a TJ. You'll have an all around better driver if you are looking to use it daily.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 10:06 AM   #4
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yes it is a better option to get the tj but the problem is that here in Colombia SA vehicles are very expensive for example the cheapest in there class are a cj7 cost 10,000000 COP

= 5,000 USD , YJ 22,000000 COP = 11,000 USD , 06 TJ 45,000000 COP = 22,000 USD , and a 07 JK 58,000000 COP = 29,000 USD. and they dont devaluet if they have a bad

engine they fix them. i might look in to a YJ found one for 17,000000 COP = 8,500 USD negotiable. well look at this video on FB of a CJ7 with the HPA kit http://<br /> <br /> https://www.fac...09332339140428

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Unread 02-17-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
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yes it is a better option to get the tj but the problem is that here in Colombia SA vehicles are very expensive for example the cheapest in there class are a cj7 cost 10,000000 COP

= 5,000 USD , YJ 22,000000 COP = 11,000 USD , 06 TJ 45,000000 COP = 22,000 USD , and a 07 JK 58,000000 COP = 29,000 USD. and they dont devaluet if they have a bad

engine they fix them. i might look in to a YJ found one for 17,000000 COP = 8,500 USD negotiable. well look at this video on FB of a CJ7 with the HPA kit http://<br /> <br /> https://www.f...09332339140428
Your profile says PA, USA... Any older TJs? They started in 97.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 12:43 PM   #6
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Your profile says PA, USA... Any older TJs? They started in 97.
yes i also live in PA, USA but in the summers. yes but look at the wranglers that i can chose from http://carros.mercadolibre.com.co/je..._OrderId_PRICE

and here are the cj some are lables incorrect so look by the year
http://carros.mercadolibre.com.co/je..._OrderId_PRICE

i will ask for them out there as well.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 12:47 PM   #7
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yes i also live in PA, USA but in the summers. yes but look at the wranglers i can chose from http://carros.mercadolibre.com.co/je..._OrderId_PRICE

and here are the cj some are lables incorrect so look by the year
http://carros.mercadolibre.com.co/je..._OrderId_PRICE

i will ask for them out there as well.
I have no idea what other cars are priced at for you either, or why this is the full selection of what you can look at, but at those prices, I wouldn't own a Jeep.

Good luck!
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Unread 02-17-2013, 01:06 PM   #8
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jajajaja all vehicles are this price here because import taxes are a scam in this country. was looking at 2013 Nissan B13 asembled in mexico that cost 12,000 USD but its a sedan and will get stuck anywhere with the roads that are in this country.
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well i have desided to look for a YJ 88-95 because it will be better ride over the cj7. i will go with The HPA Motorsports Inc. adapter and a Jeep NSG370 6 speed trans that connects to the NP231 tcase
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Unread 02-17-2013, 03:38 PM   #10
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Are YJ driverside drop or passenger side like CJs are? Np231 are driver side IIRC.
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YJ= drivers drop

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OK, thanks for the correction!
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Unread 02-17-2013, 06:31 PM   #13
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well i have desided to look for a YJ 88-95 because it will be better ride over the cj7. i will go with The HPA Motorsports Inc. adapter and a Jeep NSG370 6 speed trans that connects to the NP231 tcase
Why do you think a YJ will ride nicer than a CJ7? They have same wheelbase and both use leafsprings front and rear.
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because its a newer. sorry didnt mean how it rides
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Why do you think a YJ will ride nicer than a CJ7? They have same wheelbase and both use leafsprings front and rear.
YJ springs are flatter and give a better ride than CJ springs.
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