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Unread 12-05-2010, 11:57 AM   #1
dmack3501
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4.2 to 4.0 engine swap question

Need some advice!

I just swapped out my 4.2/TF-999/NP231 with a 4.0HO/AW4/NP231 on a 1988 YJ.

I seem to have too much angle on the rear drive shaft (it does connect & spin w/out binding) and the front drive shaft is a little too short as well.

Basically, it seems like the new setup is about 3" longer than the original.

Has anyone ever ran in to this before?

Am I just overlooking something simple?

Any input wuld be greatly appreciated!!!!

DMACK

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Unread 09-05-2011, 10:31 AM   #2
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i have an 88 yj also, what year was the 4.0 that you swapped in. i am trying to do the same thong.
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Unread 09-05-2011, 10:36 AM   #3
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Do you have a lift kit?

You probably need a sye kit
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Unread 09-05-2011, 10:37 AM   #4
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Both of you should look at my build thread about the 4.0 and aw4 swap
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Unread 09-05-2011, 02:30 PM   #5
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I did a similar swap, although I installed an AX15 instead of an AW4. I bought new shafts, it was cheaper than having them made. The front shaft was too short. I installed a SYE in the T/C, and bought a Tom Woods rear shaft from Quadratec.
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