4.7 Stroker vs. Chevy 350 vs. 4.0?
Looking at my long term engine goal with my yj. It's an 89 and the engine has about 160k on it. I know she'll be going strong for awhile more, but I'm looking at my engine options. I won't be putting a 4.2 back in when the time comes because I want more hp.
So that leaves me with the 3 mentioned engines in my thread topic. Which would be the best to put in? I have an ax-15 trans and I know all those will mate up to it. I know that the 350 is probably the most $ option, but will give me the hp/torque I want. I think that the 4.7 is pretty much a direct "drop in" engine, correct? It would result in a little less hp but the torque is good with me. That's very viable if it is a drop in engine, compared to the 350.
The 4.0 conversion would require a new bellhousing for the Ax-15, which could be a problem for me to find. The hp/torque for this engine is ok and a definitely an increase over the 4.2.
Oh, I also want to FI my 4.2. So, in the future, I'd like to keep FI. Would the kit from Howell work on a 4.7? What would I need to make FI work with a 4.0? I know some 350s are FI already and some aren't.
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