Maybe you should just sell your Samurai and buy a CJ? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">Originally posted by KEVZUKI:
<STRONG>Im getting tired of the twin cam engine and plan to run a buick 3.8L
I DID A 3.8 SWAP ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO AND IT RUINED THE TRUCK. made it way to nose heavy and it don't fit good at all. you'll have to get shorty headers cause the passenger side manifold won't work!!!!. if i was gonna swap another, i definitely do the ford 2.8 v-6 and c-4 tranny swap. it's cheap, it's easy, and you're t- case will handle it. and it's around 130 to 150 hp. they are great little motors. my .02 is don't do the 3.8 if you're gonna wheel it.Originally posted by KEVZUKI:
<STRONG>Im getting tired of the twin cam engine and plan to run a buick 3.8L , I am wondering if anyone has done this swap and what are the hard parts of the swap to make easy.
Originally posted by bobaki:
<STRONG>samazuki hit it on the head - I was thinking it would be nose heavy,you confirmed it-the only thing I need more power for is to get to the con not to get through-my 1.6 does much better and the 16v1.6 should make up for the toy axels,toy dual tcases,and 35mtr's <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
I've put 50k miles on the thing,as a daily driver. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/bounce2.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
<font color="yellow">I hear that! I wheel in Memphis pretty much every weekend with a group of guys who all run Jeep CJs. (There's one guy running a sammy, but he's been swapping in 37" Boggers and Dana 44s all summer, so he don't count).Originally posted by scwafish:
<STRONG>One summer he did the entire con 5-6 weekends in a row with no maintenance!!! My Scout never did that!</STRONG>
Hey man... I had the twin cam and I used a tracker bottom end and that gave me all the tourque I needed... I think it's a good setup.. as for you saying the sammy cases are strong... I have to strongly disagree. With my twincam in the mud I went through three transfercases in two years... they can't take the abuse.. just my personal experience though... 3.8 sounds like a lot of work.Originally posted by KEVZUKI:
<STRONG>Thank you very much zuk99 thats what i wanted to hear , A personal experiance.To all you other guys I respect your opinions but I aint a rock crawler , Im a Mud bogger.
I have the twin cam and when i get goin hard in a bogg the bottom end just isnt there.For you guys runnin rocks a small engine is great , But i need a strong bottom end motor.
Samazuki , What kind of headers did you use?
Anyone else with opinnions on trannys T.cases ect.?