Engine Swap 95 YJ;;
So I got 95 2.5L Wrangler from my future father in-law recently. I love the thing with only 90,000 miles no major damage tags are good for another 2 years and he gave it to me for a steal; whats not to love right? Wrong. the thing is a slug! Some how this 4 cylinder barley gets over 65 on the freeway (god forbid i go uphill) and its getting like 11 mpg. I dont know much about cars but I do have all the tools and a few friends that screw around with minor stuff but i want to completely recreate this thing. I will be doing a little off road stuff (%15) I live in California so lots of freeway, I.E. i need speed (dont worry about emissions i register my vehicles at a family members place in a different state with no emissions) and i would like to get 15+ mpg. Oh yeah and it has a auto tranny i want a 5 speed manual. I know the two key things i will need is an engine and a tranny. What I am looking for is a full list of the types of parts i am going to need to buy an suggestions on engine/tranny makes and sizes?