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Old 07-21-2013, 02:42 AM   #1
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4.2l to 4.0l swap?

So my friends cherokee got t-boned and the insurance company let him buy it so he could get most of the stuff he had on it for his newer cherokee. It was a 95 4.0l engine with 98,000 miles, and he told me I could buy the engine with everything I need from it for $300 (can't pass that up). If I took out the computer, harness, and engine, could I just put it in my 1989 Wrangler? Would I need new engine mounts/tranny or could I just bolt up my ax-15 to it? I've done engine swaps before, but if anyone has done this, I'd appreciate any advice. I was also thinking of using the aw-4 tranny with it, but I'd miss having a stick.....

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Old 07-21-2013, 02:46 AM   #2
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After looking at the aw-4, I don't think I'll use it because it is too long.

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Old 07-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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Anybody do this?
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:30 PM   #4
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its been done a bunch of times. the motor mounts are the same and your ax15 will bolt to it
heres some threads on it

https://www.google.com/webhp?source=...w=1360&bih=643
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