Re: I have a 2.8 6cly and i have some questions
Well the biggest problem is the shift mechansim that engages the front axle. I don;t know what shape your blazer is in, but off road mine is awsome, i also have an 88 blazer, with a 2.8 in it, it won;t hold a candle to the torque the 4.3 can make, but its a pretty good engine as long as you keep up with the maintence. Check your CV (Constant Velocity) shafts, (the things that connect the front diff to your tires), and make sure the boots on there aren't cracked or split, If so then you are going to have to rebuild them. Not to difficult, but time consuming. As for the Samurai, I can beat my wifes 96 4 door side kick with a 1.9 in it.
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