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Old 05-05-2008, 09:36 PM   #1
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cannot decide, 4.3 vortec?

Probably like a lot of you guys I make a little extra money scrapping autos to pay for my jeep addiction. Tonite I bought a wrecked 1998 chevy 4x4 truck. did not think much about it until I noticed it only had 98,000 miles and a nice running complete 4.3 vortec in it. I cannot decide to pull this motor,wiring harness, and computer and bolt it into my 94' yj ( 2.5 liter).
Has any one done this? is it worth my time and effort?

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Old 05-05-2008, 10:57 PM   #2
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Absolutely worth it! It's a pile of work, but you have an incredible improvment when you are done. I put the 5.3 in my Commando with an SM420 and an Atlas and love it! Been running it 4 years now. If I had it to do over again, I'd put the V6 in.

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Old 05-06-2008, 05:28 AM   #3
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hell yeah its worth it, i had the 2.5 and i just swapped in the 4.0 ho engine and i love it,
its alot of work, moving mounts and measuring stuff but man is it ever worth it!
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:20 AM   #4
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