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What type of engine should I get?

Discussion in 'Wrangler YJ Builds (1986-1995)' started by MonkeyBoot, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. Nov 10, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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    MonkeyBoot

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    Alright long story short, I have an 88 Jeep Wrangler(straight 6). The engine in it has been crap and filled with problems, so I am thinking about saving up for a v8. My idea was a 350 chevy small block, but should I keep it efi or go back to carburetor? Also open to other engine suggestions.
    Edit- Well I definitely want to take it mudding/ general offroading once its reliable.
    Guess ill throw one more question in. Should I get a new transmission along with the new engine? Because what I have now is the stock with about 147,000 miles on it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2019
  2. Nov 10, 2019 at 7:43 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    Welcome to the forum @MonkeyBoot . Your one question, presents about 300 more.
    Your needs? DD? Rock crawler? Weekend Warrior on the trails? Etc Etc?? What are you looking to do with your rig?
    Im sure more questions will arise as members jump on.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    Prerunner1982

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    Carb is easier to install, FI gets better mpg, power, works better on inclines.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2019 at 10:43 PM
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    aggrex

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    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    As you get the jeep fund filled check out this website for some information to spend the jeep fund wisely

    http://www.novak-adapt.com/knowledge/engines/swap-guides/chevy-buick-gm/yj-87-95-swap
     
  5. Nov 11, 2019 at 5:58 AM
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    Awrench

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    Yes a 350 add a super charger, 42" wheels and a 10" lift !!

    This will be so much easier for you than a stock 1988 6 cylinder .
     
  6. Jan 4, 2020 at 11:24 PM
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    Mj yj

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    Lots of people run the 350 commonly usually with a carb I didn't though instead I built a 4.7 stroker using a 86 block and the original heads off my 93 but switched to roller rockers and different cams also added a riser and updated fule rail to the efi did it for about 800 wich is a fraction of the cost of buying one for 3 k or more depending on the goodies
     
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