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Old 07-26-2008, 05:45 PM   #1
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Question 93 YJ 2.5 to a chevy 350 swap questions

This is my first ever jeep been driving it for a couple of months now. I love my jeep but it needs some more power.I am going to (someday) replace the gutless 2.5 in my 93 yj with a 350 chevy. I have a motor but that is it. from what I have figured out so far is the trans and differential wont hold up to the 350. I need ideas on what i should look for to replace them with out spending a lot of money. I really want to stay with a 5 speed trans.should i find a jeep trans or would it be better to find a gm trans? What rear end and front end should i run? Would a beefed up set of dana 44's work? Would rear end from a cherokee work if so what years? I am new to the jeep thing and have all kinds of questions. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Ron in Georgia

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Old 07-26-2008, 07:40 PM   #2
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I don't know what your budget is, but it can get pretty expensive, but well worth it. The Chevy 350 is probably the easiest engine to marry with other components. A little research, will help to open your eyes, as well as wallet. Novak is a very good site to get a lot of ideas from. They specialize in various combinations. I personally got many ideas from them, for my build. If you want a list of my componants, feel free to PM me. I don't want to bore the rest of the board.........

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Ohh I'm sure we won't be bored.

As far as looking for a tranny to mate to your 350 there are a few options. Since you mentioned 5 speed, you'll probably want an NV4500. They are kind of long (almost 19"). I'm partial to manual trannies too but I got a 4 speed for free and it has been great, and its a lot shorter.

I picked up all my conversion goodies from Advance Adapters. They also have a ton of conversion stuff - motor mounts, radiators, bellhousings, t-case adapters and more.
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OK it sounds like the nv4500 is the way to go with this and it would be cheaper than buying an ax15 and an adapter from advanced adapters. How would I go about getting the speedo hooked up? I have also figured out that I can go with an 8.8 out of a 97 or newer ford explorer and not have to do much modifying on it and they are fairly cheap. Now i have yet to find out what would be a good replacment for the front axle. Any ideas?
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keep it, the d30 is fairly well as long as you don't use tires over 37's. good luck and also look for an adaptor plate for your tcase.
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I didnt think the dana 30 would hold up to the power of a small block? If i found a trans and transfer case what would i need an adapter for?
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would my transfer case work ok for what im doing? I would just have to adapt it to the nv4500?

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