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Old 05-31-2015, 08:11 AM
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I am new to the jeep world. I went out and bought 2. I would like to know what I need to switch one over to a chevy v8? Please advise. Thanks

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Old 05-31-2015, 03:41 PM   #2
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Do a lot of reading then decide if that is what you still want to do

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Old 06-01-2015, 11:55 AM   #3
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I am new to the jeep world. I went out and bought 2. I would like to know what I need to switch one over to a chevy v8? Please advise. Thanks
You'll be replacing almost everything:

Engine
Transmission
Transfer Case
Front Driveshaft
Rear Driveshaft
Rear Axle (the Dana 35 is too weak for a V8)
Exhaust
Radiator
ECU and wiring harness, if fuel injected
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Oh to dream..... I've pretty much resigned myself to a stroker when my 4.0 finally dies. The V8 route would be nice, but as was said it would be a complete rebuild of the drive train for not a whole lot more power.
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:33 PM   #5
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Advance Adapters has parts you'll need for the engine swap, depending on which Chevy V8 you decide to go with, and what trans you want (stick or auto).

Here's one example of what they offer:
CP-YJ002B : YJ LS, GEN3 WITH A AX15 5 SPEED | Advance Adapters
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Novak also has all the adapter stuff you may need and a ton of technical resources on their web site to allow you to research all of the aspects Stan listed.
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:50 AM
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Thanks guys. Things are coming together now. I am doing everything myself, that is, making everything. Drive shaft is next.

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