With 4.4 to 1 gear reduction, these starters will provide 100% more torque than your Jeeps original starter. The motor and gear assembly features five sealed bearings that improve wear and reliability. Heat resistant, integrated solenoid operates even at extreme temperature. Smaller size provides better oil pan and exhaust clearance. Unique mounting system allows the starter to be rotated in 20 degree increments for improved header clearance. Assembled in the USA. Also fits Jeeps, 1988-02 with 4.2L 258/4.0L 6 cylinder engines.
The Mean Green starter is very well made, drops right in and bolts right up. My only critique is that you have to modify the wiring to hook it up. The location of the wiring terminals does not allow you to just attach the main battery wire, so you have to reroute it, and it has a screw terminal for the relay/control wire so you have to modify it or make an adapter. Other than that, I can't recommend it enough!
Tried it out on the trail for the first time, and liked the ample torque for starting in gear on hills. There were a couple of installation issues: 1) the solenoid terminal location is different than the OEM unit, so a short extension to the wire was necessary; 2) the thickness of the unit at the lower mounting hole is 1/4 inch less than the OEM unit which meant that the stock bolt bottomed out before purchase with the unit, so substitution of a 1/4 inch shorter mounting bolt was needed. Other than those two minor install issues, works well.
is it a direct fit
Asked by Phillip from United States on
Phillip, the Mean Green Performance Starter is a direct replacement starter for most YJ's and TJ's. Hope this helps!
Answered by Zach O. ext 939 from United States on