I have some questions that may sound stupid, i am asking the pro's for some direction. Heres my dilemma, couple of months ago i bought a 1989 wrangler from a police impound auction (not bad shape, new tires, no top came with clear title) i got it started and has a heavy knock in the motor. In my search for a motor on craigslist i ran into a guy selling a 1997 wrangler for parts or salvage (no title) the 97 runs great as is very clean also. They are both 6 cly. but the 97 is injected and 89 has carb. I would like to make one street legal. Is the swap possible? Or am i stuck with a jeep just to go mudding in?any and all comments, directions, and ideas would be greatly appreciated. By the way the 1997 was part of a bankruptcy in which the financial leinholder didnt think it was worth picking up.
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89 yj 4 banger 5sp. 2" BL 31x10.50 fixed up and sold
97 tj 4.0 Auto 4"RC lift 33x12.50 mud rovers on outlaw IIs . Smitty bumpers
If you're getting the whole Jeep, then everything you need is in it. but the tranny and t-case will be a bit different so you might wanna consider swapping them too, since the TJ units are better. But that'll mean you'll want a posi lok for the front axle.
i did it with an obd1 motor 1995 it was cake the obd2 will be a little more difficult because of wiring. the motor will bolt right up to what you have assuming you have the ax15 trans if not everything from the other should work any questions let us know well get em answered
89 yj 4.0 conversion 89 grand waggy tbi
ya, if you get the whole tj you'll be fine. fuel injected will be much better after all the work than the carb. it will be cheaper and way easier to put a long block in your yj, but i'd say go for the 4.0.
i'm putting the 4.0 in my 87, also building a stroker at the same time.
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