Hello folks, there has been alot of discussion in the forum about the team rush upgrade. I am considering doing it but before I do I figured I'd ask your honest opinions. If you have done it (this is explicitly the taller dist. cap and nothing else) have you noticed any performance/ mpg difference. Be honnnnest.
FYI: This mod has been around since at least the 80's...I bought the packaged setup from Jacobs Electronics back around '90. The TeamRush part of it is in the additional mods and tweaking beyond the cap & rotor swap that he has done and that's where you'll really see the difference.
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Stupid question.... this is not meant for Johns question but for the thread topic in general,
I vote yes... obviously
The SEARCH feature should ans your question... This on hundred of threads and I have heard many hundred go WOW after doing the TeamRush and process we have been asking you to do on your 300 post thread.
For you this upgrade of premium tune up parts will never work to your satisfaction. I have heard you can buy pixy dust and apply it once every monday evening for a month and it will correct all the issues and make you cj just squeel the tires even in second gear. I also have heard that you have to pic a month that has a full moon on the first 4 days or its a waste of money. I cannot verify this, but this is what has been posted on some of the forums.... I understand if you look for CJ PIXY Dust it shows up well on the searches.
TeamRush is the best bang for the buck you can do for a 30 yr old CJ engine. Anyone doing a tune up should use the taller cap/rotar/adapter that came out on the Ford DuraSpark Ignitions in the 80s'. As said above this have been around for years, proven, and should be done with other weak links corrections considering we have a 30+ year old vehicle.
Poster just did a tune up and missed the idea of using the TEAMRUSH type parts.... so he kinda wasted his money. There is little if any difference in the cost of the parts... so you missed the boat. You can wait another 2 yrs till your tune up parts are up for replace or do it now and use you OEM parts as "trail back up".
I almost want to try this upgrade because im a doubter and I could probaly do it for sixty bucks.
If Im wrong I get better gas mileage and im happy.
If im right I get to vouch it doesnt help like I thought.
If you have worn out or badly made parts, 'any' tune up will help.
I had never heard of the 'team rush' tune up until I came here. To be honest, Ford has a worse reputation for quality than Jeep ever did up in these parts, but hey that is just my opinion. (and the fact my Dad owned a few Fords, he kept cracking distributor caps in the rain all the time too...)
I learned 'way' back what the difference in quality parts, like distributor caps with brass terminals vs white metal ones will do for 'any' engine as well as quality plug wires and good strong plugs.
That said I have tuned a whole bunch of CJ's and YJ's with 258 to run like mine does and we all have to pass emissions. Most of use all wheeled together also so we got good comparisons.
Here is how mine runs with 91 octane ESSO gas and the timing set at 8-9 BTDC using the stock carb, OEM cap, rotor and wires and an Accel coil with 3.31 gears turning 33's. (while still passing emissions and giving 21 mph highway) Computer disabled.
1st lights up the 33's 'way' too easy off a stop. 2nd hauls fast to 52 mph@4400 rpm. 3rd pulls hard to 75 mph. 4th buries the speedometer and I have 'no' urge to find out how fast 5th will go.... It also will crawl up a sand pit wall or ravine wall at 400 rpm without a chug, get too steep and it just churns the tires in...
I mean what more could I ask for out of a poor old 258?
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