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Unread 08-12-2011, 02:11 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by 92 Green YJ View Post
And finally, since you live in CA, your gonna have a hell of a time getting the swap approved and smoged. The engine you swap in will have to be the same year or newer than your YJ and ALL smog equipment from the donor engine will have to be re-installed with the new engine. Then you get the joys of dealing with the referee stations and even trying to get in to get it checked over. Unfortunately CA is a real PITA with engine swaps.
I am fully aware... That is why I was looking at 2RZ engines because they were used in 1995 and up Tacomas.

I have been doing a lot of reading, and as long as you do everything correctly then the inspection should go smoothly. I've read a few threads where they didn't even check for a CAT?? I guess the emissions testing will show whether or not it has one..

Originally Posted by Lemoore-on View Post
When I really think about it, if I was to go thru all that trouble why settle for another 4 banger?

I think a 4.0 makes much more sence
More power, better fuel efficiency, still same general size. Plus it's a bulletproof engine.

Anyways, I think i'll just stick with a 6 cyl conversion, since they're less expensive and more widely available..

I drive a Cherokar.

Team Hitec.
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Unread 08-12-2011, 02:38 PM   #17
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Sure, I would put in a japanese engine in my jeep from the company that about sucked the life blood out of our auto industry. As far as mileage, it doesn't matter what engine you put in a brick of a wrangler, it won't be that good. If I wanted a powerful 4 banger with good lowend torque, I would use the ford duratec 2.5. However, if your gonna go to the trouble of an engine swap, you might as well go for more displacement as mpg really isn't a factor because of the way our jeeps are built. It does show your thinking and willing to step out of the box and thats a good thing. A jeep with a peppy 4 cylinder would be a good project. Jeep played with it a little bit in 03 with the DOHC 2.4 and bumped hp to 150. The ford 2.5 duratec has 170-180 hp with decent lowend. The honda civic SI has 200 hp out of a 2.0, but it's all topend, no lowend guts. That would suck off road. A good turbo'ed 4 cylinder diesel would make the sweet ticket for off road.
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Unread 08-12-2011, 02:41 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Tom95YJ View Post
Maybe he wants to be different
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