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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-01-1999, 09:13 PM
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Headers and Carb for YJ

What is the difference b/w an 83 and an 87 258 that will make headers incompatible from the CJ? Also, what is a good, non-emissions 2bbl that will fit the YJ manifold? And NOT the $700 Weber that I always hear about!

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-02-1999, 12:53 PM
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Re: Headers and Carb for YJ

Dude, the weber's not $700, more like $350 if you can install it yourself. Your other options for the carb are a pre-computer carter 2 bl., a motorcraft something or other, a holley 2100-series, or something like that... There are a few options. I don't know which ones will mount DIRECTLY on. I still say if you're looking to improve on what you've got, a NEW weber is the way to go. If you want to chase used parts from a junkyard, and play with linkages, hoping it will run better in the end, great, but my expereince has shown that is simply spending a lot of time to roll the dice on something that is usually no better that what you've got.

Wrangler, 87-90 with 258 have a passenger side exhaust system, due to the NP231 drivers side drop transfer case. CJs have a Dana300 passenger drop, so the exhaust is routed along the drivers side. This would make the output of the header, and the pipes that come with it, different.

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Re: Headers and Carb for YJ

Oh, but the Weber is $700 Canadian. I live in B.C. The way im routing my exhaust is not going to be stock. I want to have it come straight out of the header, add a glasspack, and exit it out the drivers side. I'm not going to run it under the tranny. I also have a 3" Black Diamond body lift so there is alot more room. So in this case would a CJ header work? A guy at the local auto parts store thinks the mounting bolts are different.

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