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Old 01-10-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Hey, I'm new here. I'm not going to lie, I don't own a Jeep. Nor have I ever owned a Jeep. I've loved Wranglers ever since I was little and I plan on getting one here in the near future. I really joined here because I need information and help from "been there, done that" guys who know what they're talking about. I would like to create a monster...hence the title of the thread. In my head I have created this beast and I want to make it come to life. I would like to know that it will work before I spend a ton of money and end up with a pile of Jeep parts on the floor. What I am envisioning, is a Wrangler (haven't decided on year, and as far as I know, it wouldn't matter) 100% rhino lined body (inside and out), 3" lift, 35" tires, fender flares, brush guard, off-road lights, winch, and hi-lift jack mounted on the back. All of this, I can easily do myself. My ability for labor is not in question here. Where my knowledge stops is an engine swap. I know that V8 Hemi engines have been put in Wranglers. My idea, is to put a Cummins engine into my future Jeep. I read online that the 6.7L Cummins diesel is too big to fit the engine bay, however, the 5.9L Cummins will fit. I need confirmation of this. Also, any chance of a manual transmission bolting up without problems? I'm not planning on going cheap and using my redneck ingenuity and turning this into a Jeep/Cummins/Duct-tape abortion. My plan is for a crate engine. Preferably, no junk yard parts at all. It will cost me a good sum of money to get all the required parts, I know, but the beast that will be unleashed upon completion will be completely worth the money, time, blood, sweat and tears that I will put into it. Any ideas on where I might begin researching on fitting these parts together, as well as where to find decent, inexpensive parts? Any help that can be offered would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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Old 01-10-2012, 11:16 PM   #2
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Sounds like you got your ducks in a row for the most part. As Wrangler06 & I mentioned in your intro thread, I would look for a good used Rubicon since it will already have the axles you need for a rig that has that kind of power. Also, I will second Wrangler06's recommendation on the 4BT Cummins Turbo 4 cylinder. It would be pretty wicked in that Jeep you plan to build & probably cost alot less to setup.

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Old 01-10-2012, 11:31 PM   #3
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this sounds like pretty much everyone's plan on this forum. lol
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:36 PM   #4
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Thanks again Toolman!
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:37 PM   #5
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Thanks again Toolman!
Anytime, glad we could help
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:47 AM   #6
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If you plan to get a big diesel, buy a sport b/c you'll need to replace the axles anyway
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Cummins5552 did a 4bt conversion, you should check it out many pics and vids are posted on his stainless steel dash thread on this section of the forum . Good luck!!
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:27 AM   #8
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gixxerphil - Thanks! That link should be very helpful! (BTW - awesome signature! Love it)

BackCountryMud - Thanks! Cummins5552 should be a great ally to have for this build!

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