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Offline joe98tj

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2.5L - Low Output
« on: October 10, 2017, 07:28:56 PM »
So I'm going through old pictures and figured I would start a little build thread for my little 4 squirrel powered machine. Ive got a good amount of worked planned for it in the next few years and thought I could also share my past of cheap choices and ugly "mods" before where it sits today. So my parents picked it up back in 2011 after I said "ooo thats a cool looking car", it was all down hill from there. A couple friends took me wheeling at shrivers farm over in oxford and I was hooked.

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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 07:32:03 PM »
Over the next few years I picked up some cheap stuff, hilift, lights, a bumper, and a very unsightly exhaust tip my brother made up. Not having a lot of money sitting around I switched from a two inch puck lift to two inch springs. Bought a 3 inch body lift and grabbed pats old set of 33s which I heard about from his son randy who I went to high school with

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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 07:36:30 PM »
I wheeled it for 3 or so years like that. A few nice spots in connecticut and down to rausch creek once every summer with a few friends. Along the way I grabbed a Ford 8.8, 4.10 gears, from a guy who worked at Clayton. It was all set up to their 4 link with high clearance brackets and outboard shock location mounts. After my junior year of college I got a nice paying summer gig and saved up for the 4 link. I also picked up an advance adapters sye and tom woods shaft. I went with the rusty outboard kit only since I had helped my brother do it in his jeep and it was just something familiar. I went up to a 4 inch lift and 1.25 body lift

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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 07:38:23 PM »
A few pictures of the driveway 4 link install

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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 07:43:15 PM »
Thats how it all sits now. Ive picked up a frame thats in decent condition, much better than my current one. When I swap that in ill be switching over to a full Clayton long arm kit. Bilstein shocks. Clayton engine and transmission skids. Brown dog motor mounts. A built HP dana 30. And hopefully get around to a locker for the rear and hopefully regearing. We'll see where it goes. I plan to keep it a 4 cylinder as long as I can keep the motor running....

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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 08:02:34 PM »
3 banger 4 life

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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 08:07:01 PM »
You can’t kill the 4 angry squirrels that’s for sure, trust me I tried!!!!
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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 08:17:56 PM »
Actaully i have but engine swaps are easy
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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 08:18:53 PM »
With that attitude you’ll have that 4 banger for ever! Those things are pretty hard to kill.


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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 08:55:03 PM »
And, you have the "swirly chrome goodness" !
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Re: 2.5L - Low Output
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2017, 08:55:11 PM »
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