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Old 12-01-2008, 08:08 PM   #1
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Hello again,

Im contimplating an engine swap......

I have a 1989 YJ with a 4 cylinder 2.5L and 5 speed tranny.
I want to swap engines with a 8 cylinder Mopar 318.

Initially I was going to swap my 5 speed tranny and transfer case for my auto tranny and transfer case out of my junked out 2001 YJ Renegade, that has a 6 Cylinder but I was thinking....

Is there a conversion kit to swap from a 2.5 to a V8 without swapping to a larger tranny?

Will the tranny, drive shafts, rear end and axles handle the V8's horsepower?

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