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Old 02-21-2010, 11:16 PM   #1
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Engine Swap

I have an '01 Wrangler with the 2.5L in it. I am switching to a 350 and was wondering which year 350 I should look for for the easiest swap? Should I swap to a carb? I want to try and do it the least expensive way. What are good trans for that engine? What all would be required to complete this swap? Replace and reweld the engine and trans mounts. Any advice would be great. Thanks.

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Old 02-21-2010, 11:25 PM   #2
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Also, if I decide to just swap in a 4.0L Jeep engine all I would need to do is just get the engine and trans and move the engine mounts, right? What else would need to be done besides that and recoding the computer?

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Old 02-22-2010, 01:10 AM   #3
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Hope you have the cash. I am stocking up on the parts to drop a 94 Chevy 350 into my YJ. No easy task. But I want power if Im going to be eating the fuel like it is now with the I6. Here would be your best bet to start your plans...
Novak Conversions - General Engine Conversion Options
Start out with the smaller things that will break first, (axles for me) and then work your way up. Either way you go, if you decide to go with a 4.0 AFTER you upgrade your smaller things, youll atleast be able to swap in the V8 later on if you choose and not have to worry about more mods. AS for me, Im going in this order..Axles, Tranny/T Case, Radiator/cooler, Fix up the engine. (Craigslist is Awesome), Then install. Further down the road, I plan on full coil over kit. but this should be a start for ya.. Also, Check out the Videos on Youtube of the Jeeps with the V8's. Some of them are pretty bad ass.
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