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Old 05-08-2013, 02:30 AM   #159391
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Time and money. I wouldn't do a 2.5l to 4.0 swap, if I'm swapping, in goes the 350 or 4bt
Ahhh! I see I see. Makes sense... I would do quite a bit more research into the V8 or the 4BT swap before you consider them... A stroked out 6cyl. is going to do you more good than a V8 in a Wrangler...

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Old 05-08-2013, 02:33 AM   #159395
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Ahhh... I see I see. Makes sense I guess.

Man, I'm actually really hoping I can get that new job and make a lot more money. The YJ "needs" (actually NEEDS nothing) new axles/gearing, transmission and that head upgrade. I don't think I really want to do an engine swap.

After quite a bit of research I've doscovered that a V8 is a waste of time and money - even for most crawlers...

Then there's the J-truck....
Yep, engine swaps are a nightmare. At least for me, I'm not willing to invest that kind of time. If you want more power go get a new JK, 285 hp and it's made of plastic!!
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Then there's the J-truck....

Look what I found Look at that bench seat
Asking $900

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Question for you guys, it was said to do it on my Durango, should I use red or black Rtv silicone on the intake and exhaust gasket?
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Yep, engine swaps are a nightmare. At least for me, I'm not willing to invest that kind of time. If you want more power go get a new JK, 285 hp and it's made of plastic!!
ALUMINUM you assweasel...ALUMINUM....! And that's just the engine block.
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Question for you guys, it was said to do it on my Durango, should I use red or black Rtv silicone on the intake and exhaust gasket?
I thought gold?? Whichever one has the higher temp rating, I think it's black.

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ALUMINUM you assweasel...ALUMINUM....! And that's just the engine block.
I was referring to the rest of the Jeep, not the tickastar.


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It was supposed to be more of a "What's the 20 on the Smokey's?" kind of reference.

I still haven't gotten that pic outta my brain either.
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Yep, engine swaps are a nightmare. At least for me, I'm not willing to invest that kind of time. If you want more power go get a new JK, 285 hp and it's made of plastic!!
The swap itself I feel like would be something I would really enjoy. I like that kind of stuff... But the MONEY is the part that gets me. I was just making the point to him that a V8 is overkill in a Wrangler for 99% of applications.

Naaah... I've driven a JK... I like my YJ. Haha! Plus, if I'm going for HP - with the 4.0L head swap I can get around 200HP and that's without any other tuning upgrades like EFI and what-not. I'm sticking to my trusty Carb though. Just need a better one.

Somehow my YJ already averages the same to better MPG on the highway than my Dad's JK with same size tires...

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Look what I found Look at that bench seat
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$900?! BASTIDS!

Looks like there's a tear on the drivers side though.
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I thought gold?? Whichever one has the higher temp rating, I think it's black.

I was referring to the rest of the Jeep, not the tickastar.

It was supposed to be more of a "What's the 20 on the Smokey's?" kind of reference.

I still haven't gotten that pic outta my brain either.
Yeah iirc it's black, I have some out back, should probably just spend the next few hours cleaning where the old gasket was and letting the intake soak in its bath concoction.
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Tom, the Prematex website says to use the copper RTV. Or anything up to 700 deg. F.
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900.00 is dang near scrap price...buy it....
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Question for you guys, it was said to do it on my Durango, should I use red or black Rtv silicone on the intake and exhaust gasket?
Yeah, you use the BLACK... I'm pretty sure there's a special spray kind you're SUPPOSED to use - but I'm pretty sure you can use the black stuff to hold it in place.
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$900?! BASTIDS!

Looks like there's a tear on the drivers side though.

It would be cool to have a trailer for my Waggy

GAWD...if only I had a boat load of money
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Tom, the Prematex website says to use the copper RTV.
Gotcha, have to try to find that, I personally have never heard of copper rtv, but I'll find it somewhere in town
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900.00 is dang near scrap price...buy it....

I don't have the money...and I can't get my Waggy down here from Chattanooga.....How in the hell would I manage to get that here too
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I don't have the money...and I can't get my Waggy down here from Chattanooga.....How in the hell would I manage to get that here too
Just saying...lmao..if it starts and drives that's a good deal. Dont look like its in bad shape.
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GAWD...if only I had a boat load of money
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Gotcha, have to try to find that, I personally have never heard of copper rtv, but I'll find it somewhere in town
I just looked it up to make sure and a majority of people I'm seeing just install it dry and if they use RTV they use it to hold the gasket in place...
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Just saying...lmao..if it starts and drives that's a good deal. Dont look like its in bad shape.

I think he said it's got a broken piston.
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x2....

I just looked it up to make sure and a majority of people I'm seeing just install it dry and if they use RTV they use it to hold the gasket in place...
That's the reasoning I would use it, just a little to hold it in place, appreciate it keymo. I just didn't feel like remembering, I have insomnia but not as bad as you, I'm almost at my 24 hour mark and after the emotional day I had, I'm breaking down, I'll wait to sleep though
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Gotcha, have to try to find that, I personally have never heard of copper rtv, but I'll find it somewhere in town
O-O-O-O'Reilly's Auto Parts. If you don't have a gasket you can use the copper RTV by itself, or if you do have a gasket you can get the copper spray.
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I still haven't gotten that pic outta my brain either.
You guys were lucky enough to actually get to see it. Pretty sure I was the only one online that night that didn't...

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You guys were lucky enough to actually get to see it. Pretty sure I was the only one online that night that didn't...

It's probably better you didn't see it, keeps me up at night.

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