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Old 06-09-2010, 09:16 AM   #1
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V6 swap from Dodge Dakota

I am considering swapping a V6 into my 94 YJ w/4 cylinder & 5 speed. I inherited the wrangler from my son who lost interest w/too many toys. I have a Dakota w/V6 & 5 speed that I'd like to drop in a 5.9l w/5 speed. Since the V6 & 5 speed are both in good condition, I was thinking of putting them in the wrangler. I don't want a V8 and also have a 4.3l V6 from an Astro van that I could swap but that has a 700R auto. I have done some research and know that the 4.3 swap is a popular one and kits exist to make it easier. Anyone done a Dakota V6 into a Wrangler? Any ideas,suggestion,advice or direction would be appreciated.
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You better make sure that the Dodge tranny will fit your xfer case which should be an NP231.

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Old 06-09-2010, 09:59 AM   #3
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Swap in the 4.3, a lot better engine. What year dakota is it and which v6 does it have? I've heard a lot of good things about the 3.9, but not so much about the 3.7.
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never heard of it but do it! that would be something different. biggest challenge would be gauges and tcase. and if you make yourself a custom dash with aftermarket gauges that would be more awesome, more acurate, and fix that problem.
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