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Unread 04-27-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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XJ V8 swap

Anyone done a fuel injected 5.2 or 5.9 swap? Looking to do this on my 95 XJ maybe use a zj, durango or dakota as a doner. Whatever i come across for the right price. Will the 5.2-5.9 bolt up to the AW4? My tranny and t-case are both new and id like to keep them. Any info would be awesome. Thanks guys

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Unread 04-27-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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Sort answer NO, try searching. theres alot to a v8 swap
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Unread 04-27-2011, 05:28 PM   #3
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I have found many v8 swaps on the TJ and some on the XJ but everyone drops in chevy motors when it comes to the XJ. I wana keep it Mopar.
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Unread 04-27-2011, 05:55 PM   #4
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There's a guy on Mallcrawlin in the process of it...
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Unread 04-27-2011, 06:05 PM   #5
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Not a fan of that site honestly. Im a member visited 3-4 times didnt bother going back.
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Unread 04-27-2011, 08:57 PM   #6
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Me either, that's why I didn't bother linking you

Ran across it on another forum...
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Unread 04-27-2011, 09:41 PM   #7
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You really like frozen pizza huh ol
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Unread 04-28-2011, 05:11 PM   #8
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People drop GM engines into everything because of simplicity. My brother is almost done putting a 350 in his '90 YJ. Don't remember what year the 350 is, but its TBI. After he "trimmed the fat", and got everything dressed up properly, he had the grand total of five wires to tie into the YJ's electrical system. There's nothing out there any simpler. Also, the GM TBI system is nearly bulletproof, and extremely reliable. Parts are cheap and easy to find, too. I'm sure you can mechanically install the Mopar powerplant, but there will be a lot more to making it run than with a GM engine.
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Unread 04-28-2011, 05:43 PM   #9
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Yea im not interested in doing that. I dont believe in it. If and when i do it, it's getting a magnum 5.2 or 5.9 and will stay injected.
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Unread 04-28-2011, 07:28 PM   #10
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Don't misunderstand me, I'm not trying to talk you into GM instead of Mopar, just explaining why everyone does GM. If you want Mopar, by all means, go for it. Its just harder to do the electrical, and its not nearly as easy to find parts for the install. Personally, I think a 318 in a Cherokee would be awesome, but its not something I would want to do myself. Best of luck with the swap!
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Unread 04-28-2011, 11:20 PM   #11
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I'm curious myself on this one because i have a 94 XJ and I just got an older 318 with a carb and my 4.0 is toast due to an injector going out I am wanting to know if there is any kind of a kit that will help my bolt the auto trans to the back of the motor since i wont have the tbi it should b simpler or am i just getting into alot of trouble that wont b worth the payoff in the end.
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Unread 04-29-2011, 01:15 AM   #12
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I think the biggest issue would be the wiring. IIRC Painless makes some kits for the later model Mopar engines, you might be able to buy a harness that you can adapt into yours.

Trans etc, likely will not bolt right up, adapters, motor mounts etc...lots of work. Would be pretty kool however! Extreme 4x4 did a Hemi swap into a Wrangler last season... sweet rig.
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Unread 04-29-2011, 02:31 AM   #13
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I say it's doable, but you propably need to do front uniframe notching & plating, some sort of custom wiring harness, engine & tranny mounts etc.. a lot of work. And do NOT forget cooling system updates if going v8- route.

You cannot use the aw4, and especially behind the 360 it's not a good option strength- wise. Go stock route and keep what's behind the donor engine.
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