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Old 09-03-2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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v8 chevy in tj

just got bad news on my 180,000+miles 4cyl auto that mite be done , but good news i got some xtra$$$ aside and looking to put a small block in my tj,have the rear built for a v8 awhile back ,locker hd shafts,d44 now im looking at maybeputtin g in a new chevy 5.3,and a 700r4 tranny ,
have a 2.5 ome hd lift on it now ,any one have done that swap and any ideas of how much (ballpark)it would cost ,also is that over kill ,gonna be a dd and offroad on wk ends,and has anyone had problems with that set up and is there any regrets about doin the swap,not looking to do wheelies,just got alot of $$$ in it any figure new v8 engine would only help
thanks for any help

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Old 09-03-2012, 07:55 AM   #2
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I was in the Auto Zone last week buying parts for my 2.4 and an old bud working there seeing my Jeep for the first time told me he knows a guy in town who does V8 conversions.
I have a good running 20 mpg Wrangler Iím not going there.
If you were in the KC area I know a guy who knows a guy.

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:21 AM   #3
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Look up Novak Conversions on the web. They have lots of info on the GM swaps.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:29 PM   #4
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4.0 to replace a 2.5

would it be easier to replace a 2.5 with a 4.0 jeep motor or just as much $$$to relace it with a v8 ,read somewhere on the net that it cost as much
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