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1988 2.0l carb more power?


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Hey, I got a 1988 2.0l carb engine what can i put in it to increase HP, torque and just over all power? I know I can buy a new carb, exhaust, and a K&N air filter but what else can I do and what kind of carb works the best?
 


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welcome to TRS. i would say a 2.9. 4.0 or a 302 swap. you can always get the motor bored out .030 of an inch
 

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welcome to TRS. i would say a 2.9. 4.0 or a 302 swap. you can always get the motor bored out .030 of an inch
How hard is it to swap to a 2.9? do i need a new tranny or will my 5 speed match up?
 

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you would need a whole donor truck....wires. fuel system yada yada
 

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you would need a whole donor truck....wires. fuel system yada yada
I found a donor truck but does it matter if it's a 4x4 and mine is a 2wd?
 

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why would you need more power, you have 2 whole liters of fury, lol jk welcome to the site but i agree its not worth building a 2.0l im just gonna swap motors in mine.
 

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Hmmmm...I wouldn't waste any money on boring out a 2.0...I was told it's not a good idea due to the thinner walls on the pistons, but that was a long time ago...

You can swap in a 2.3 that has been punched and stroked...and use a slightly better carb system like the holley 350 on an 86 EFI intake (needs an adaptor)...

If you're OK with motor swaps then that might be a cheaper way to go...I'm kinda fond of the 4 bangers, but they are a bit underpowered...
 

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you asked about how to swap a 2.9 V-6 in it,it would be just as easy to swap a 4.0 V-6 in it,you would need a donor vehicle that has a 4.0 in it ,then you would need the engine,trans,engine wiring loom,computer,and change the fuel pump and lines to fuel inj.
 

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I have an 87 2.0L 5 speed, motor has enough power right now going to drive it until it gets weak then put a 2.3L in
 


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