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Old 05-06-2009, 05:27 PM
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drive train swap

Hey everyone I am new to the forum and to jeeps! I have purchased a 1987 yj with a 4.2.The young lady has a lot of miles on her > 250k and is about wore out. The body is in excellent condition, the drivetrain isn't.I need to know if it would be practical to get a later 90's truck and swap out the complete drivetrain? If so which would be better chevy/ford/ or dodge? Any info would be awesome! Thanks
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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definately get a donor vehicle. truck engines are easy enough to install, but you start to get limited on drive line length some times with a complete drive line from a truck

high output 4.0 jeep is a good driveline, xj cherokee donors can be found for under 5oo smackers to. don't forget no matter what you have wiring and computers that have to work in your yj

i wouldn't simply slap a carbed v8 in it, but thats just me.

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Old 05-07-2009, 09:57 AM
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Thanks for the info! Makes sense. How hard would it be to transfer the computer and wiring over to the yj?
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But if you do decide to go the V-8 route the chevy swap is easier.
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