5.2 engine Swap; why not a 4.6 stroker?
I have the opportunity to get a 1998 GC TSI with a 5.2 and 48k miles on it. Everything works. I'm aware of what all needs to be done for the conversion.
After reading up the specs of this engine, it only makes 220 hp and less than 300 ft lbs of tq.
I already have a 4.0 so why not replace it with a stroker that makes 270 hp and 325 ft lbs of torque. The overall cost would be about the same with much less headaches.
So my question is, why would someone go with the 318 over the stroker?
1998 Wrangler Sport: 4.0 with a 5 speed, 2 1/2" spring lift, 33" Duratracs, Warn winch, and few other things.