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Old 07-12-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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Engine Swap: what did you go with?

Im looking into potentially doing an engine swap. what i am undecided on is the engine. i have a 94' YJ with the 2.5l, stock gears and 33s and i am going to college in the mountains so i need something bigger. my question would be how much bigger of an engine do you guys think i would need? id also like to get 35s, but that can wait til much later if it has to, just a potential "thinking ahead" factor

i have been looking at 350 builds, and diesel 4bts mainly, but those are just the two that i have found alot of builds on. does anyone have any ideas? i dont have a ton of money to work with but i would want to do it right regardless. also i plan to swap in an 8.8 in the rear for strength.

if you have anything negative to say to me for asking questions i would appreciate it if you kept it to yourself. im 18, im not a mechanic by any means but i am learning as i go and i know plenty of people who have shops, and expertise that will help me make this happen. all i want is input...



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Old 07-21-2013, 09:28 PM   #2
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How does the 2.5 like 33s. Getting some 31s on my 95 YJ. Also, is yours a 5 speed or auto?

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Old 07-21-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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I just put 33s on my 98 2.5 and was running the stock tires before I put anything bigger on so far I have had the 33s on for a week or two and no problems with power loss or atleast nothing to bad but yet again I haven't driven it too much and nothing to bad like hills or stuff but I like it a lot here are some pics also a work in progress still
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