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Im looking into potentially doing an engine swap. what i am undecided on is the engine. i have a 94' YJ with the 2.5l, stock gears and 33s and i am going to college in the mountains so i need something bigger. my question would be how much bigger of an engine do you guys think i would need? id also like to get 35s, but that can wait til much later if it has to, just a potential "thinking ahead" factor

i have been looking at 350 builds, and diesel 4bts mainly, but those are just the two that i have found alot of builds on. does anyone have any ideas? i dont have a ton of money to work with but i would want to do it right regardless. also i plan to swap in an 8.8 in the rear for strength.

if you have anything negative to say to me for asking questions i would appreciate it if you kept it to yourself. im 18, im not a mechanic by any means but i am learning as i go and i know plenty of people who have shops, and expertise that will help me make this happen. all i want is input...

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I just put 33s on my 98 2.5 and was running the stock tires before I put anything bigger on so far I have had the 33s on for a week or two and no problems with power loss or atleast nothing to bad but yet again I haven't driven it too much and nothing to bad like hills or stuff but I like it a lot here are some pics also a work in progress still
 

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I wouldn't think you need to go too big with the engine to get a good running rig. I swapped a 2018 Chevy 5.3l and 6 speed tranny into my 2014 JKU with 35s and 3.71 gears and I have plenty of power for whatever I need. For a 2 door with 35s i'm sure the 350 would be plenty. I had never done anything so big on a vehicle myself as doing the swap before either, but I did manage to get it done. Just take your time with it. It took me almost 6 months to complete going back and forth with the company that sold me to the swap kit to get it finished.
 

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Dodge 5.2 or 5.9, 318/360, v8’s are supper easy to swap with very minimal wiring or anything else. Same ECM wiring and factory Jeep YJ gauges all work. Easier than anything. Not tah I have done it myself but do know someone that did. Lol
 
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