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Old 08-10-2011, 11:22 PM   #1
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Engine upgrade requirements

Hey all, blew up my 2.5 and the machine shop says cylinder walls are too thin to remanufacture. Thinking about a bigger block but was t sure what I'd need to upgrade besides the ax-5 to a ax-15 transmission and the ECM. Anyone have any info or suggestions? I was also considering swapping in a crate engine but assume I'll run into issues with the bell housing and the tranny shaft fitting into the block. If ANYONE has ANY info or suggestions I'd appreciate whatever you've got.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:28 AM   #2
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What kind of engine do you want to put in? A 4.0? A 4.0 based stroker? A v8?

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Old 08-11-2011, 09:07 PM   #3
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I'll be dead honest, I couldnt care less as long as its semi-affordable. Not looking to hit the rubicon trail but some balls wouldn't hurt.
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find a crap grand wagoneer for like 500 and take the 360 out of that, that's what i plan on doing eventually.
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I am dropping a 283 SBC in my 93, new trans, axles. the 2.5 just doesn't have the power that i want. I'm doing to all for around $2000 less the cost of the jeep. (i have a 2.5 for sale LOL)
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I am dropping a 283 SBC in my 93, new trans, axles. the 2.5 just doesn't have the power that i want. I'm doing to all for around $2000 less the cost of the jeep. (i have a 2.5 for sale LOL)
What trans and axles u using I'm planning on doing the same thing need some help
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:04 PM   #7
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check

Check the salvage yards there for a 1996+ Dodge Dakota 4 cyl Not sure the last year but it is the same block.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:56 PM   #8
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here is one

Here is one in Albuquerque. Might get it shipped reasonable... or someone going there?

http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/pts/2882306405.html

says no email. but here is response on craigslist.

bqxbw-2882306405@sale.craigslist.org

He parts out wranglers.

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