|08-04-2010 03:41 PM|
|BigHazard||Its to bad you couldnt find a wrecked durango with a stick... Probably fit nicely and be compatible with the jeeps systems|
|08-01-2010 11:40 AM|
|07-31-2010 01:47 AM|
|firefighter777||What is the average cost for a engine conversion vs. getting it stroked? Say I bought a small block v8 //vs. stroked to 4.7. Which would produce better results?|
|07-31-2010 01:29 AM|
|Indy||I am spending almost 3k on my motor ... The only old part is going to be the block and everything else is brand new (including crankshaft)|
|07-31-2010 12:03 AM|
|IndyJeepMan||Alot of that stuff can be bought used. And some might need custom made. Who knows. I just have a 4 banger|
|07-31-2010 12:00 AM|
|Indy||I am in the process of stroking mine to 4.7 ... Waiting on IC944 pistons ... Should be done by end of august|
|07-30-2010 10:38 PM|
|GoldTJ||Buy a 572 crate engine from GM Performance Parts.Buy a wrecked 1-ton GM 4x4.Get all the running gear out from under it.Modify to fit,then install under Jeep.Lastly,install the 572 crate motor.Now you have the baddest Jeep known to man!|
|07-30-2010 06:37 PM|
|Wally Meyers||Damn, your Humvee must be fast because you were really hauling ass when I passed you in my HEMI Wrangler. A little humor.|
|07-30-2010 03:30 PM|
|01-25-2009 05:47 AM|
we're talking about jeeps here, horse power is utterly useless for what we do.
you need something with torque at the lowest possible RPM.
lets clear this up really quick about the horsepower/torque issue.
your engine only produces as much rotational power(torque) as it's allowed to by many variables. this torque # is how much power your engine actually makes per revolution.
horsepower on the other hand is merely a mathematical representation of torque versus rpm. more RPM= more horsepower
but your engine isn't actually "getting stronger" its still putting out the same amount of torque, it's just putting more power strokes into the equation .(yes i know, its a basic example)
sure those little ricer engines can put up big numbers, hell you could put one of those 500 HP hondas in an 18 wheeler if you wanted, but you'd have to run the thing at 10,000 RPM to produce the same amount of energy a detroit can do off idle. now run that honda at 10k rpm and full load(think 60k pound trailer) and tell me how long it lasts?
what we need is a nice diesel engine. problem is they're heavy, expensive, and many of the new ones are over-complicated due to emissions crap.
my idea of the perfect engine would be a cummins 4bt. 200+ horse and 400+ torque is easily(and reliably) obtainable. weight is the obvious pitfall(its about 700 pounds dry) and the many modifications that entails. throw in a nv 4500, np241HD case, axles, armor and your springs are severely sagged. its goes on, and on, and on.
in the end FWIW, jeeps arent made to go fast, just put on the super low gears and spend the money you'll save on the wife.. she'll be happy and it'll give you some bonus points to use down the road(thats what im doing for now).
If you're single(or have an amazing woman) and want something to do. we'll you know what i'd be putting under the hood
im thinking of just leaving the jeep alone and turning my dodge into a tube buggy. its already got the diesel, tranny, tcase, dana 60/80 combo etc etc.
just my opinion, its worth what you paid for it.
|01-25-2009 03:15 AM|
|jdhallissey||Actually the Cosworth makes great power across the board. Then you can toss some 6.13's in it and not worry about running out of the power band for freeway driving!|
|01-25-2009 03:11 AM|
|MoA||in about 4 years i want to throw a 6.1l hemi in my charger and put my 5.7l hemi in my wrangler =D one of the guys in my jeep club is friends with the guys who run aev and truck master designs.. he had a bad@$$ unlimited hemi wrangler he sold and built both a brute and a 4door jk|
|01-25-2009 02:53 AM|
|01-25-2009 01:17 AM|
|01-24-2009 09:00 PM|
You can fit just about any motor into a TJ, it just comes down to how much time and money do you want to spend on the conversion.
Companies make conversion packages for small block V8s and you can stroke a 4.0, there's always the supercharger option.
Just about every other option will cost you an arm and a leg and will take you a very long time to complete.
There's a lot of options that are complete overkill in a jeep running 37" tires, like something pushing 650ft lbs of torque, there's just no need and you will have to build everything else up on the jeep, so much that it wont even be a jeep anymore, it will be a full sized pickup with a shortened frame and a jeep body sitting on it.
If were being real here, then you can go for a small block V8, a supercharged 4.0, or a stroked 4.0
There are other options, there just not worth it unless you get a setup for next to nothing.
If you already have a big block, a trans, 1 ton axles and you can do most of the modifications yourself, then go for it, if not, good luck...
|01-24-2009 08:47 PM|
|jdhallissey||I got one better I want the ford motor. Cosworth 1.8L v-8 revs to 20,000 rpms. Makes 800 horsepower and 650 ft torque! That is my motor!|
|01-24-2009 08:39 PM|
|infamousbliss||also has anyone done the research on putting a hemi in a tj. all i can find is pay for it instructions on the net.|
|01-24-2009 08:38 PM|
|infamousbliss||anyone see the jk on you tube with the 6.1 liter srt motor. got to have one. it would be insane|
|01-24-2009 08:02 PM|
JK with a 06 Cummins 5.9L
2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon JK 5.9L Cummins - The Ultimate Diesel Jeep - Diesel Power Magazine
|01-24-2009 07:55 PM|
Cummins Diesel Jeep JK
|01-24-2009 05:39 PM|
|01-24-2009 03:09 PM|
505 lbs.ft at 1600 rpm is nice.
time to clean off the keyboard.
|01-24-2009 07:56 AM|
|yjwrangler||diesel is where its at these days! the engine is built from the factory, just turn up the boost and add a programmer and you are set, i've seen a twin turbo cummins put out 2,000 ft/lb of torque and 1,200 something hp! i've also seen one where the boost was up too 101 psi!!!!!!! i don't know how much power it made but i'm sure it was larger than the numbers above!|
|01-24-2009 07:07 AM|
|01-24-2009 02:30 AM|
The import vs domestic debate can go on non stop. Lets look at the facts here. You have bad experience with domestics, now every domestic is ghay, you have bad experience with import, now every import is also ghay. I've heard it all especially on youtube and streetfire. They are 2 different species and they both have weaknesses, they both have their strengths. You rip a part out of this one, you put it in the other one and you have something thats better than both.
As the engine swap and the amount of work required, at least go with something thats worthy..
A work of art
|01-23-2009 06:58 PM|
You can make any car fast, you can make any car handle better, it just takes money. I've seen Jeep Wranglers with viper motors and smart cars with hayabusa motors. Everyone has there own idea of what is cool and fast, I am personally not a fan of most foreign cars, or most new cars in general. I will never own a honda civic or a mustang, there just not my thing. There are a small % of honda civics and mustangs that can keep up with my '70 Cutlass 442 with it's 468 big block pushing 600ft lbs of torque or my cbr600rr that weighs 400lbs and has 120hp, but there are a few, there is always something faster, always something that can handle better.
Buy what you think is cool, build it the way you want to build it, do the work yourself our it's not your car, it's some other guys car that you bought.
Let's get back to the Jeeps before the moderators yell at us again lol
You don't need a lot of horsepower for a jeep, you need a lot of torque, the best way to make torque is with more displacement and a longer stroke.
There's no replacement for displacement.
A big block motor would be amazing in a jeep, lots of displacement, long stroke, tons of bottom end torque, the only problem is, they weigh a lot and they take up a lot of space, a Jeep isn't happy about either of those things, I'm not saying it cant be done, because I've seen it, but it's not practical.
The next best thing, a small block, my preference is a Chevy, but any will work, if you get an aluminum block then it will be lighter than the iron block 4.0 in the TJs, and if you put a 4L60E overdrive trans behind it your going to end up with more power and better gas mileage. If your not worried about gas mileage or driving your jeep on the street and you just want it to off road, then there's no point in an engine swap, throw 5.88 gears in the axles and call it a day.
I run a big block 427 in my Chevy pickup because it's sitting on 44" tires and it has a big fat pig of a 14 bolt rear axle, the thing weighs a couple tons, it needs the torque to turn the tires, if your pushing a little TJ with some 35" tires and Dana 44 axles a stock Chevy 350 will throw that Jeep anywhere you point it.
|01-23-2009 06:08 PM|
I just used a Mustang as an example of an inexpensive sports car (and yes it is a sports car) with big power, maybe I should have used the Pontiac G8 or Nissan Z.
The point is, most civics that rolled off the lot had less than 120HP, (new ones not included.) With all the money a civic owner would have to spend to get their car up to a Mustangs level, you could give the Mustang some good suspension work and have a little left over to beef up the engine.
I used to foolishly race my 94 Ranger with 275K miles, and it beat most people at my work: 04 Sentra S, 98 Golf GTI, 02 Focus, and surprisingly the closest match was an 03 Echo that this guy was 'souping up', he spend close to $2.5K on that thing and I still beat him.
*Disclaimer #2* I realize this was stupid to do, I am not bragging about it at all, I'm just showing that even my old and slow stock Ranger (on 32" MT/R's) could beat these things in their stock form If you are going to 'soup' something up, why not start off with a faster car?
|01-23-2009 05:41 PM|
Sorry dude the truth hurts.
|01-23-2009 05:33 PM|
|01-23-2009 05:30 PM|
Now if you want something to race wannabees on the traffic lights, then you should be set but if you want something for the track where the real fun is.. rip out that 302 and the rest of the drive train and crush the rest of the mustang for scrap.
I dont like civics but i have driven both and a civic handles much better than a mustang. It obviously does not have the acceleration stock but thats another story.
dont forget a 400 doesnt allways beat 300
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