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tx88girl

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Age : 37
Location : boerne tx
Rig : 88 wrangler
specs. : stock at the moment
Registration date : 2012-11-08

PostSubject: first time jeep owner   Thu 08 Nov 2012, 2:06 pm

I recently just inherited my dads 88 jeep wrangler v6 automatic! Pretty much stock so really no idea where to begin with her, but looking forward to the journey! In boerne tx hill country!
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CRUX
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Age : 46
Location : San Antonio, Texas
Rig : 2007 JK RUBI unlimited
specs. : 3.5 Rock Krawler X-factor mid arm
Registration date : 2008-01-24

PostSubject: Re: first time jeep owner   Thu 08 Nov 2012, 3:49 pm

Welcome!

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tx88girl

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Age : 37
Location : boerne tx
Rig : 88 wrangler
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Registration date : 2012-11-08

PostSubject: Re: first time jeep owner   Thu 08 Nov 2012, 4:11 pm

Yes it has the 4.2l AMC 258 but it is making a knocking noise dad said its either a wrist pin or value. Looking at the fuel injection kit, it has leaf spring and foil? So looking at the lift too. I guess those are pretty expensive places to start! After that I have no idea which way to go! My dad was going to put a v8 in it. My husband recently put a Chevy v8 in his cj7 so I'm considering it but really I like the straight line 6 so I'm not sure. Any suggestions?
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Location : Floresville
Rig : 2008 JK Unlimited X
Registration date : 2010-07-27

PostSubject: Re: first time jeep owner   Thu 08 Nov 2012, 4:49 pm

Hello and Welcome!

Sounds like you have a start to a nice little project!
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tx88girl

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Location : boerne tx
Rig : 88 wrangler
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PostSubject: Re: first time jeep owner   Thu 08 Nov 2012, 7:00 pm

I think it will be. It's really clean for an 88 so its a good start! I have been doing a little reading on line and there is so much you can do to your jeep!
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Location : Floresville
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PostSubject: Re: first time jeep owner   Thu 08 Nov 2012, 7:04 pm

Definitely, the possibilities are endless! It's awesome when you can create your jeep and make it your own, too!
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Age : 46
Location : San Antonio, Texas
Rig : 2007 JK RUBI unlimited
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Registration date : 2008-01-24

PostSubject: Re: first time jeep owner   Thu 08 Nov 2012, 10:06 pm

Like I mentioned...that was on my to do list for that engine. Mine was a dog! If you have the cash, think about that injection conversion. my .02. I put a simple lift on mine as well. Couple hundred bones for new springs/shackles if my mind serves me right. But that was back in '94 -'96

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Number of posts : 1223
Age : 51
Location : Helotes, TX
Rig : 2009 Sunburst Orange JK Sahara Unlimited
specs. : 4'' Rancho Sport Lift; 35x12.50x17 Nitto Trail Grappler MT's on 17x8.5 Alloys; Ace Rock Sliders; Poison Spyder Brawler Light Front Bumper; AEM Brute Force CAI
Registration date : 2010-09-08

PostSubject: Re: first time jeep owner   Thu 08 Nov 2012, 10:53 pm

Welcome to the forum. You're gonna have a lot of fun making it your own.
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SBC_Tim aka thebigtman
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Location : La Vernia, TX
Rig : YJ/TJ, V8, tons
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PostSubject: Re: first time jeep owner   Sun 11 Nov 2012, 2:40 pm

Get it mechanically sound and then add a mild lift.


If you can't get the straight 6 back in shape without dropping some serious money, think about a late model v8 swap. I'm a fan of V8s in Jeeps. A nice 5.3L would work nicely. A 5.3 motor/trans is pretty reasonable plus you'll have MPFI, which is very nice on the trail.
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Location : Selma TX
Rig : 1986 CJ7
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PostSubject: Re: first time jeep owner   Sun 11 Nov 2012, 9:19 pm

Welcome, My opinion, I have three jeeps, 77 j10 amc360, 79 cj5 & 86 cj7 straight 6. All were converted to electronic ignition and a ford 2100 carb. Do the carb and distributor conversion ($300.00) and leave it alone. My $0.02. Enjoy
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PostSubject: Re: first time jeep owner   Mon 12 Nov 2012, 2:56 pm

Welcome, I drive the Intense Blue TJ in Boerne. Good luck with your motor problems, I personally love the 4.2. And the 4.0....
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Renny
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Location : Braun Oaks, San Antonio Tx
Rig : JK 2010 Unlimited Sport
specs. : Tow package, New-to-me bumper, 35" BFG KM2's, Rigid industries fog lights, Ruggid Ridge transmission and oil pan skid plate
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PostSubject: Re: first time jeep owner   Sat 17 Nov 2012, 5:49 am

Hello and welcome.
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Location : Mt. Belvieu, Texas
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Registration date : 2009-01-18

PostSubject: Re: first time jeep owner   Sat 17 Nov 2012, 10:25 am

Welcome!
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