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Old 02-29-2012, 03:44 PM   #1
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have a 93 yj with 2.5 4 cyl want to put a dodge v8 how much trouble and what do i need to change? i heard i need to get a dodge dakota close to the same year but not sure

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Old 02-29-2012, 03:58 PM   #2
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Check out this thread It might help you. At least the ppl here have done it V-8 Swaps

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Old 02-29-2012, 04:04 PM   #3
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this is my first jeep dont know what im in for.
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I hear ya there is a lot to it from what I hear I plain to do it with my 97 TJ
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:07 PM   #5
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After you gt it all swapped over, you will still need about 1299 for exhaust and driveshafts, just make sure you pick the right donor vehicle so you get everything you can at once.

IMO, the transmissions in the Dodges are LOOONG! unless you want a manual, do your research, rear drive-shaft length can be a HUGE factor.

Another option, use a GM driveline, there are more adapters and swap options available out there. I will be going to a 4.3L or 5.7L GM with a 700R4/4Ll60E, which is also A LONG transmission, but JB conversions has adapters that will shave 3" between the transmission and transfer case ( http://www.jbconversions.com/products/adapters/1002.php ), along with 4-6" off the transfer-case tail-shaft via a SSYE ( http://www.jbconversions.com/product..._short_sye.php ), basically bringing my drive-shaft back to a manageable length, but they are expensive!
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How close is Santa Rosa to Ontario
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How close is Santa Rosa to Ontario
I'm an hour north of San Francisco.
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I'm an hour north of San Francisco.
Oh okay Im setting here at the truck stop just checking

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