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Old 03-05-2008, 08:22 AM   #1
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Necessities for converting 4cylinder to V8

I have a 2.5L TJ with a 4inch lift and 31inch tires. This summer I want to put a hockey puck body lift in, some larger tires maybe 33?, and a V8. The V8 will come from an old truck my dad bought to replace body parts on his after deer damage. The truck is a 93 Chevy I haven’t checked but I assume the 5.0L. I was wondering if it was possible to use these
http://www.acmejeepparts.com/products/16100_603.htm - For the front axle
http://www.acmejeepparts.com/products/16100_300.htm - For the rear axle
instead of getting totally new axles. Would they be strong enough? Also the truck’s trans. Is an automatic (as well as my jeep) and I was wondering how hard, how much, and where to find a manual trans. For the V8. Since we have the whole truck minus some body is there any other things I would need to buy? I have a lathe and vertical mill for machining parts so I will be able to make things like motor mounts. How about engine cooling?

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Old 03-05-2008, 09:25 AM   #2
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motor mounts 20$ bolt on-body mounts polyurathne 60$- my suggetion go dana 44s 8.8you'll find them on explorers and other ford models (scrap yard) plus youll get disc breaks front and back.dana 35s wont cut it.atleast for the rear any ways 8.8 comes stock 4:10 gearing.if your transfer case is a np231 it is good with adapter kit

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Old 03-05-2008, 10:22 AM   #3
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All you ever wanted to know about Chevvy compatibility.

I mean, how good a site is this!!!?

http://www.novak-adapt.com/

The dude needs to do some Google optimisation though. For the time takes on that site it does not search well

I think I'll do this once I fix my brake...oh and paint the logos on my tires white
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:48 AM   #4
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Thanks, good stuff. That site is awesome. It says on the site that the dana 35 axle is strong enough I dont know what to think haha
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:20 AM   #5
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Why not? A damn sight more chunky on other cars with more hp/torque than the TJ. He seems to know his stuff, thats for sure.

I really like the thought of a 'Vette engine in a Wrangler!!!
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:29 PM   #6
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You might want to think about a suspension change in the front at least. That V8 will weigh alot more than your little 4 banger. Once you put that engine in your jeep might have the stance of a funny car with the hood angled down. I know you said you have a 4 inch lift you might want to see if that kit offers a heavy duty spring, alot of kits do.

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