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5.0 in a YJ...

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I started this today. 5.0 power in my YJ.


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post #2 of 274 Old 12-02-2005, 08:28 PM
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saaaaweeeeet !

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If any questions come up let me know. I used to have a Mustang 5.0 and a F150 w/a 5.0.

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Thanks this is my first Jeep I have 3 now. I had Fords before that. That is why 5.0 is goin in the YJ. Here is my other 5.0.
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mmmm... Yummy

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Oh you lucky...

I have been wanting to do this swap for a while. How does the fitment seem so far? I am just curious, does it look like there will be enough room to work on it easy? Like plugs and wires and stuff like that. Header clearances OK? I'm still looking for a wrecked 87-93 5.0HO Mustang. Good luck and keep us posted on how its going.

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lookin good so far!

and that other one is packin a paxton huh.

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Fit has been great so far. Tons of room. 302 is smaller then 350 bowtie. I was expecting to have more problems than i have had. But no major ones. The hardest part was find a bellhousing off a 87 or 88 F150. Cutting the old motor mounts out sucked. The pic is just mock up so I can find a location for new motor mounts. I bought the AX15 bellhousing adapter kit for a Ford. I followed instructions and it was easy. Oh yeah you don't need a Mustang for the motor. Lincoln LSC, Town car, Crown Vic, Thunderbird, Couger, and Grand Marquis all used the 5.0 HO. They just didn't brag it up like Mustang. You want one out of 88-92 Ford car cause they came with forged pistons. This one came out of 90 LSC. I have to find headers for this one. Advance makes some but I wanna try some others first to see if they will work.

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I've got a 304 in my YJ and I love it. Those 2 extra cylinders help when you need it, but kick you in the nuts when it comes to gas. Glad to see there are plenty of people doing that 5.0 swap into it.

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Nice! i had a 5.0 before i bought my jeep. i loved it. very reliable motor. i hope to put one in my jeep some day. how does the AX15 hold up to the V8 power though?

i'd love to see more pics of your stang too!

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If you're worried about an AX15 holding up to a 5.0, then why not try a CJ manual tranny? I think some of them had T5s. From what I've head, that's the same transmission that Ford used in its Mustangs.
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If you're worried about an AX15 holding up to a 5.0, then why not try a CJ manual tranny? I think some of them had T5s. From what I've head, that's the same transmission that Ford used in its Mustangs.
yep. at least the 85-93s had T5s i'm not sure about the previous years. will a T5 fit and work with the stock transfer case?

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I'm not sure if it'll mate with a NP231, but I'd check out a Dana 300 out of a CJ. Those are known to be bulletproof. They are steel cases with gears rather than aluminum cases with chains such as the 231. You can twin stick the NP300. Do a search on it and you'll see some of the benefits of it.
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post #14 of 274 Old 12-03-2005, 01:46 AM
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Hmmm, abudy of mine is trying to get rid of a 5.0, I am gonna swap in a 8.8. All I need is a coupla more ford parts and I can sport a blue oval next to the jeep logo.

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AX15 is about the same as the Tremec 3550. Which is that I have in my 500hp Mustang. AX15 is much stronger then T-5.

T-5 is 300Ft lbs Torque Tranny

AX15 is about 400Ft lbsTorque Tranny

That is why pentastar went to that Gear box. It's Over Kill for the Jeep. But they knew people were throwing bigger tires on them so the put that in help I guess. T-5 was available with 231 in the 80s. I am going to stick with ax for now. If I break that then it's getting a 6 Speed.

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