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Old 02-15-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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well im new to this and i have a 98 tj 2.5l 4cyl. stock. And im thinking about putting a chevy 5.3 in it. any suggestions? i dont want to spend to much cash but i want some thing with good mpgs and power.

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Old 02-15-2012, 08:46 PM   #2
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Better think about entire drivetrain swap,, transmission, transfer case, and dump the Dana 35..for a Dana 44...

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Old 02-15-2012, 09:03 PM   #3
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well im going to change the transfer case transmission and all that. but idk what to do really ive never really done anything major to a jeep nor car.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:43 PM   #4
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Depending on where you live (for example myself New York State) you would have to make sure you can pass emission test inspection...go with a 5.7L 350 small block instead of the 5.3
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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Well I'm from jersey but I'm stationed here in Jacksonville nc so I know my emission standards and what's the main difference between a 5.3 and a 5.7
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