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Old 09-18-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
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diesel swap?

Anyone ever think of doing this?? What all would be needed, I know diesel would be great for jeeps I just need to know how and what engine I should use.

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Old 09-18-2011, 10:31 PM   #2
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heard a lot of good things about the 4bt, id loveeee to have one lol dont know much about whats required for it, id be interested in info on it as well

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Cummins 4bt works well, new transmission, motor mounts, new wiring harness, new transfer case, axles, drive shafts, etc etc. Basically if it connects to the engine it needs a new one.
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This has been widely discussed on this forum and I even believe mopar was working on a swap package. There was an online Q&A with the jeep engineering team a while ago and they basically said the only thing that was stopping them from releasing a diesel option was the emission regulation they had to work around.
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This has been widely discussed on this forum and I even believe mopar was working on a swap package. There was an online Q&A with the jeep engineering team a while ago and they basically said the only thing that was stopping them from releasing a diesel option was the emission regulation they had to work around.
EPA 2007 standards?
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:39 PM   #6
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Cummins 4bt works well, new transmission, motor mounts, new wiring harness, new transfer case, axles, drive shafts, etc etc. Basically if it connects to the engine it needs a new one.
So how much money are we talking here
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:48 PM   #7
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There is a 4bt swap forum actually. Lots and lots of info. I am in the middle of a 4bta swap into an 85 ramcharger. MUCH better fuel efficiency (in theory.. should be at least 20mpg and likely near 25). Super simple engine setup, just a bit of fundamental fabricating.

Costs? My 4bta was $2100, tranny (47rh) $1000, NP 205 $400, miscellaneous bits so far, about $500.

But, the swap into a full size dodge is a bit easier, which is why I switched from dropping it in a wagoneer. You also need significant lift to clear the oilpan (so the axle doesn't strike it).
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So how much money are we talking here
Lots lots lol idk really.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:35 AM   #9
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HPA motorsports does VW tdi swaps in wranglers. Their yj seems to have some decent power since its sitting on 35s and has a lot of extra accessory weight bolted to it. I wouldn't mind having a tdi in my 06 sport but I just don't feel the 1.9 liter they use is strong enough for the work I do. But really the tdi wouldn't be a bad swap and its not an 800 lbs monster like the 4bt. iirc the tdi weighs like 60 lbs less then the 4 cylinder jeep uses.

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