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I beilieve I'm getting one! thumup:

Here is the e-mail he sent me about the car.
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bought the car a little over a year ago and the front fender and door were dented like somebody had backed into it, the nose cover had a rip in it and there was a hole in the muffler. I installed a new stock replacement cat back and tucked the pipe up so it doesnt hang down and look like a 4 cylinder so much. I wanted it to handle more like my 5.0 cars so I replaced the front sway bar with a GT one and installed a rear GT bar as well. I installed the motorsport C springs and replaced all the shocks and struts with new monroes and also did the front brakes for good measure and had it aligned. I bought and installed a brand new nose piece and is still in the factory gray primer. I replaced the fender with a nice used one and its is blue. I used a stud welder and pulled the dent out of the door and got it pretty straight. It could probably use some sanding and maybe a skimcoat before its ready for paint but the door is in gray primer also. One of the rear fender lips looked like somebody rubbed up against it so I pulled it with the stud welder as well so there is a primer spot on that one fender lip. There is a door ding on the pass side door and one at the front of that fender as well but other than that the body is straight. There is no rust or anything like that. The car is red and the paint on the front is alot shinier than the back so the front was repainted at some point. It definately needs a paintjob. Interior is real nice and it has power windows and locks, good A/C, cruise etc. and everything works good. I installed a kenwood CD player, infinity 6.5" speakers in the doors and Eclipse speakers in the rear deck. Didnt cut the door panels or anything, looks stock. I also installed an alarm/keyless entry. Its installed very well and would be real hard to get to and bypass. The tint on the side windows looks good but somebody did a crappy job on the back window. The engine is the stock 2.3 and all I have done to it is plugs, wires and oil changes. The engine runs great and the trans is smooth and in good shape. Mechanically the car is great. I wouldnt hesitate to drive it anywhere. I originally wanted to install the turbo motor but I just kind of hated to take it apart since its such a good running little car. I bought it because I needed something that got good mileage so I just figured I would leave it alone. I have enough hot rods to drive so it hasnt been real high up on my priority list. Its just a good daily driver. I had ponies on it and recently installed some draglites I had but it will have the ten holes back on when I sell it unless the "right" jeep comes along.

I pretty much collected everything thats needed for the turbo swap. Most guys just swap in the complete motor because its easier than trying tho get the N/A computer and bottom end to live with boost. I have never had the motor in anything but I was told when I bought it that it was a good running motor and had about 80k on it. I have no way to verify that but I believe the guy it came from is reliable. I tore it down to the longblock and cleaned it up and painted it but havnt got around to puting it bac together. Its on a stand in a plastic bag. I didnt pull the head or anything but I did pull the pan and poped the caps off to have a look at the bearings. They looked OK so I wasnt going to do anything to it. Those turbo motors have a reputation for being very hearty and running forever. I have the complete 88 TurboCoupe engine, the good turbo computer from a 5-speed car, the big air-meter, the stock TB along with a 60mm TB and adaptor (the intake has been opened up to match it), SVO "Turbo" valve cover + the stock one, 3" exhaust down pipe, stinger oil lines, adjustable boost controller, stock IC plus the big "Volvo" front mount IC and the Ranger radiator that fits inside it, TC flywheel & clutch and a box full of brackets, accessories, air box etc. I have the instructions for the swap which is pretty straight forward. The motor is a direct bolt in and you use the factory harness. There are some pins you move at the computer end and then you have to move wires around in the coil pack plugs to mate to the distributor. After the swap, it should easily run down most stockish 5.0's but will handle better because it wont be all nose heavy.

I really hate to sell the car but we do alot of mountain biking and I cant get enough bikes and gear in my sons Escort GT so thats why I need a jeep. That should pretty much cover it but give me a call if you have any more questions. Thats my cell I gave you so I can be reached about any time. I will try to get some pictures in the next couple of days.

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What I plan on doing is practice stickshift on it how it is until I get the hang of it. After that is done and my dad has time and can help me, I'll do the swap. Probably get a tripod gauge cluster in the corner with an Aftermarket boost gauge. I have no idea how much I can boost this car, I imagine what.. 8 psi? Maybe more, maybe less?

Body is in great shape but of course needs paint. Before I get paint I'm going to grab a Saleen Spoiler because those look hot on here. I might grab a new hood or get a scoop on it, not sure yet.

As far as paint, probably do Gloss black.

Probably get some new chrome wheels if I can find them decently cheap. If I got new wheels probably what I would do is put snow tires on the old rear ones and some decent traction tires on the front ones so when winter comes I can just swap the wheels and make sure my good ones don't get messed up.

I've heard that with the turbo, this car will keep up with stock 5.0s. That would be great. :) Decent speed yet good gas mileage.

Interior is very clean. Has good speakers and headunit, so subs would come eventually.

This is straight up for my 1990 Cherokee. What do you guys think? I'm going to look at the car sometime next week and when my dad comes home in Feburary we'll probably finalize the trade.

 

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Holy trunk-foxes batman! I was looking for a trunk fox when I got mine. I really wanted the trunk-fox but she was so beautiful when I saw her I had to take her home...kinda like when I met Kat. But its a 4 popper? If youre gonna do a swap I personnaly like the 347 long block from Wynne racing with AFR heads for about 4 grand.
 

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Well it comes with the swap bro.. I'd rather have a 5.0 Swap in it but the gas prices are just too high for a V8.

Plus the Turbo motor should be a lotta fun! :D
 

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The turbocoupe motors, depending upon the year, made 145-190hp. I dont think you'd be able to keep up with stock stangs, esp. not 5spd ones.

and it's called a "notch" or "notchback", not a "trunk-fox" :p

if you get it, get it painted, keep the welds on there, get the turbo swapped on there and save your money.
 

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DaBluedevil said:
Good gas mileage goes away as soon as you start keepin that turbo wound up.
I figure with the turbo I'll get about 20ish... a 5.0 would still only get like 8 or 9.
 

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1337PAINTBALLER said:
I figure with the turbo I'll get about 20ish... a 5.0 would still only get like 8 or 9.
wtf are you smokin? :sly: my 5.0 got piss-poor mileage, and it still made 12-13mpg in the city. most are closer to 20
 

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zpyro said:
wtf are you smokin? :sly: my 5.0 got piss-poor mileage, and it still made 12-13mpg in the city. most are closer to 20
Kid I talk to at my school says his 5.0 gets usually no more than 10mpg. But he also drives it pretty damn hard..
 

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Thats right it is called a notch back, I couldnt remember the term. I suppose I would have remebered if I had gotten one instead of the hatch back. The notch backs do look better than the hatchbacks. The 347 is the same block as a 302 just bored 30 over and has a longer stroke. (3.4 inches instead of 3 inches) but that .4 inches makes a HUGE difference. I get decent gas milage with my 5.0. I have no experience with the SVO turbo 4 popper but I have read that they arent very reliable and they are expensive for what you get.
 
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