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Unread 02-26-2013, 08:35 PM   #16
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For the 4.0 swap, what is everything I would need to complete the swap like parts wise

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Unread 02-27-2013, 08:16 AM   #17
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For the 4.0 swap, what is everything I would need to complete the swap like parts wise
Motor/Trans/Transfer case.(You could also put a 23 spline input shaft into your current transfer case)Drive Shafts. Engine computer. SOme other misc. stuff.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 09:10 AM   #18
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Motor/Trans/Transfer case.(You could also put a 23 spline input shaft into your current transfer case)Drive Shafts. Engine computer. SOme other misc. stuff.
I would like to know if anyone has a list of all the parts needed
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Unread 02-27-2013, 09:28 AM   #19
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Engine
Trans
Tcase
Driveshaft
ecu
2 injector wires to populate the old ecu connector or 4.0l engine wiring harness
motor mounts or reuse the 2 you have by cutting and moving
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Unread 02-27-2013, 12:10 PM   #20
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I would like to know if anyone has a list of all the parts needed
You will always find you need misc bolts and things like that.

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[QUOTE=ldso;16498409]. It started with a $200 axle, and a few thousand dollars later I was done :)[/QUOTE]

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[QUOTE=Overhead;17658665]this is also my second set of RC springs this year. I'd rather spend the money again and get something that will last.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 02-27-2013, 12:18 PM   #21
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List:
Engine
Trans
Tcase
Driveshaft
ecu
2 injector wires to populate the old ecu connector or 4.0l engine wiring harness
motor mounts or reuse the 2 you have by cutting and moving
If you have a good machine shop nearby they can lengthen/shorten your shafts as needed for pretty cheap.

Remember this list is just the absolute basics. We can not make a complete list. It all depends on the condition of your items.

My 4.0 needs injectors, a clutch, a gasket kit, head bolts, etc...
Factor in another few hundred dollars on cleaners, oils, fluids, maintenance items, and other consumables during the procedure.

Whatever you THINK it will cost, double that and be happy when you are under budget. Or add up the basics and wonder why it cost SO much more in the end.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 06:16 PM   #22
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I just rebuilt my 6cyl, I had almost 600 bucks in just the bolt on parts, Gasket kit, timing chain cover, harmonic balancer, water pump, belts, rad hoses, heater hoses, spark plugs, distributer cap, rotor, plug wires, ign coil, pcv valve, clutch kit, ect. i did not want to put old used parts on a new engine build. Also look at a 4.3 v6, They are cheap to find, lighter than a 4.0/350 and make about 200 HP, of coarse you still need to do your homework and figure out what works best for you. Good Luck.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 06:42 PM   #23
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Honestly, I think the cheapest way to do it is remove the lift, sell the Jeep and buy one with a 4.0L.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 06:52 PM   #24
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Ive done the 2.5 to 4.0 swap. Not that difficult but i was doing a bunch of other things while i had it apart. Make sure you have the ax-15 mount plate and Tcase shifter. They can be tricky items to find in the middle of a swap.
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Unread 02-28-2013, 09:48 AM   #25
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Honestly, I think the cheapest way to do it is remove the lift, sell the Jeep and buy one with a 4.0L.
One does not simply sell the jeep they've been building since they were 14 lol
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Unread 02-28-2013, 09:49 AM   #26
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Ive done the 2.5 to 4.0 swap. Not that difficult but i was doing a bunch of other things while i had it apart. Make sure you have the ax-15 mount plate and Tcase shifter. They can be tricky items to find in the middle of a swap.
I appreciate the help guys its making this whole process of what I need to be looking for so much easier
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Unread 02-28-2013, 03:06 PM   #27
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One does not simply sell the jeep they've been building since they were 14 lol
I like your thinking

It's not always cheaper to sell it and buy a 4.0 version. There's no way I could have picked up a 4.0 yj for anywhere near what I have invested in mine. I think I'm still under $2500 invested in mine, including the initial $1000 jeep.
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Unread 02-28-2013, 07:15 PM   #28
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I like your thinking

It's not always cheaper to sell it and buy a 4.0 version. There's no way I could have picked up a 4.0 yj for anywhere near what I have invested in mine. I think I'm still under $2500 invested in mine, including the initial $1000 jeep.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 02:35 PM   #29
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After further review and what I would like I might possibly be selling my jeep but to get a tj because of the reliability and better ride but will not be for a while to get me some money
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Unread 05-22-2013, 09:45 AM   #30
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To keep everyone updated I just bought myself a 350 and I'm doing the full axle and everything. Taking the tub off today and doing a full frame off
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