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post #1 of 4 Old 09-29-2010, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Engine swap

Will I be able to put a 4.2 258 I6 from a 1981 CJ5 in to my 1988 YJ wrangler without too much trouble. Isn't this engine from the 1981 CJ5 the same as the one in my 1988 wrangler or are there major differences?

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-30-2010, 05:04 AM
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It's basically the same, it wouldn't be much trouble at all.

1987 wrangler, 258 I-6, 5-speed.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-30-2010, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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That is what I was thinking but wanted to make sure. Thank you.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-01-2013, 07:17 PM
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Did you make this swap? If so any problems? I am looking at 81 258 to put in my 89 yj.
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