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Unread 08-12-2012, 12:53 AM   #1
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Yj engine swap?

I have a 1990 jeep yj with a 4 cylinder engine and was thinking about swapping for a v8 I looked at Chevy small blocks would they fit ? And what are some other engines that would be good?

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Unread 08-12-2012, 01:43 AM   #2
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Chew on that for a while.

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Unread 08-12-2012, 03:44 AM   #3
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If/when I do a swap, it'll be a Chevy 5.3L V8. They're relaively cheap, plentiful, and powerful.
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Unread 08-12-2012, 06:33 AM   #4
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i have a ford 302 inside my 94 yj, plenty of power that i havent had it in 4wd yet..no need..............yet

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Unread 08-12-2012, 11:04 AM   #5
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my 350

And I could have moved it back about another 4"-5"
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Unread 08-12-2012, 01:00 PM   #6
Some assembly required.
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I had considered a V8 when I performed my 4.0l swap. I had a Chevy 350 and an AMC 304, both would have taken less time due to wiring, but I am happy with my 4.0 performance and 17 mpg.
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