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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-07-2003, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Chevy 350 in a TJ?

I have aquired a chevy 350 that came out of an old 2500. It has been totally rebuilt. I just was wondering if I should even mess with trying to swap it in my TJ. Im not sure I want a carbureted motor in my TJ, and ive heard that MPFI kits are real expensive. And if I did this I would probably go ahead and swap out the tranny with an auto. What should I do?
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Re: Chevy 350 in a TJ?

your super 35 kit would last exactly .000345 seconds with the 350...that is... if the carb doesn't flood out on you...
dont do it...
now the new hemi........er..nevermind....
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Re: Chevy 350 in a TJ?

It can be done. we are doing it on my freinds tj. we are backing it with a purpose built 700r4 and atlas tranfercase. he also runs dana 60 front 14 bolt rear. and 38 in swampers
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Re: Chevy 350 in a TJ?

I was wondering about how much it would be to put a fuel injection kit on it. The D35 has held up thus far, if it breaks it will give me an exuse to upgrade.
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Re: Chevy 350 in a TJ?

Do you have the 4 or 6 cyl? People have blown up D35s w/ a 4 cyl, and stock sized tires. That 350 will snap your "Super" 35 like a twig. Also, search on the net for the fuel injection kit.
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Re: Chevy 350 in a TJ?

Ive got a 6 cyl for now. I know that nobody likes the D35, but ive run 36's for over a year and its held up thus far, i popped a cap on one of the u-joints(same as 44) in the D30, but thats it. Now Im no throttle monkey, but Ill get in it if I need to. It all depends on the drivers and the circumstances.
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Re: Chevy 350 in a TJ?

Check out the Howell web site, they've got some decent kits, but you'll pay for it. TBI kit for about $1500. I'm going to have to agree with everyone else about the 35, a 350 is enough to shred your axle, not only that, but it'll open up a whole new can of worms feeding that much power to your drive train.
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Re: Chevy 350 in a TJ?

Another option to the aftermarket kits is to find a junker and swap all the TBI to your motor. This will save you some $$$. If you get a Chevy Caprice, you can take all the stuff off at your leasure, and it will be much cheaper than buying a kit. Out here the Caprices are cheaper than a truck.
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