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CJ Engines

Hello I am new to the Forums here, I have a Jeep, Cherokee, but i am going to purchase a CJ-7, I was wondering, is there really a bad year for the CJ Engines or a bad engine make? Thanks,

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-10-2002, 06:14 PM
 
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Re: CJ Engines

Not really, teh 4 bangers are probably the least popular, but they are adequate I guess.

the main problem is the carbs, the 258 ( 6 bangers) are stock setup with a crappy carb, and its pathetic.

the V8s have pretty good carbs on them, the 2bbls being better than the 4 in my opinion.

if you want fun power get a V8, if you want almost V8 power with slightly better economy get a 6 cyl ( the most common CJ engine)

even better economy a 4 banger will suffice.

you can always change it!
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The only really unimpressive engine from the CJ lineup was the 232 I-6. Not really bad per se, just unimpressive. In the later models, smog laws really choked the 304 to the point that the 258 was just as good of an investment. And both of the 151 4 cylinders were good motors, with the AMC being a little more impressive than the GM.
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Thanks Guys, this forum is the best yet, the others are crap lol, thanks a bunch!

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Re: CJ Engines

The later 86 models are nice since they came with a Dana 44 rear end. That's what I have and it's been pretty durible even with 35" tires. AMC ran out of the model 20 rear axle somewhere around mid year of production and substituted with the D44, for a much stronger rear end. That's something to keep in mind in case you're planning to lift it and add larger tires. The 4.2 (258 I6) engine is pretty strong for a 6. I had a 4 cylinder in an 87 YJ and it was pretty dog slow even with just 31" tires.
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Re: CJ Engines

i have had good luck with all of them i had a 4 it was ok i still have a v6 in a 67 it a lot better then a had 7 with a 258 i relly wasnt ipressed much but i had stock carb. they say a weber makes a lot of differents.i have thought about this a lot. the last jeep i bought was a 75 5 with a 304 reason being is if you ever wanted lots of hp the best way is a v8.

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Thanks, Ill be sure to ask about tha danas, the carb ect, when i go to look at it tomarrow, Thanks Again guys [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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