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232/258 differances and buildin them for wheeling?

The only thing i know about the postal i'm getting is it has an I6. I've heard amc put 232's in jeeps but all i ever hear about is 258's. What are the differances? I don't have a lot of money to put into a motor want a motor that runs well on the trail, will respond if i floor it and can handle running at angles for long periods of time. I'm thinking a mc2100 and the tfi/TR upgrade. Will that deliver the results i want. I know this motor can't make as much power or deliver the ability to run at angles that my 4.0 can but i'd like it to be close. The goal is to make the engine run well for less than $150. Also this jeep has had the starter pulled off, does anybody have one lying around?

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Re: 232/258 differances and buildin them for wheeling?

they are basically the same engine very torque but the part you want to change is the carb!! it sucks my jeep stalled on a hill and the next thing i new is that i was at the bottom of a revine. that is why i went with the 4.0 i also have a starter but the shipping will be just as much as a new one.. the bottom line

it is a great engine just keep you foot on the gas going up steep hills.. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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