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Unread 02-22-2014, 07:50 PM   #1
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yj v8 swap

Hello all! New to forum so hope this hasn't already been asked but here goes, I have a 1993 yj that Im going to be putting motor, tranny and transfer case in from a chevy k10 pickup. Question is, can I put the 205 transfer case in jeep? I have read about 350 motor and 700r4 tranny working but was curious if transfer case will fit jeep ok thanks

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Unread 02-22-2014, 08:19 PM   #2
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Aren't chevys passenger side drop?
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Unread 02-22-2014, 08:25 PM   #3
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oh did I forget to say I have never done a swap before? lol So what is fix for that?
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Unread 02-22-2014, 08:54 PM   #4
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Advanced adapters, Novak, or transdapt sells adapter to make chevy trans use a tcase that drops on the driver side. Or, I guess you could find an 84-86 cj7 front d30 and use that since it would be a passenger side drop but I dont know what ratios cj7s came with
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Unread 02-22-2014, 09:08 PM   #5
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Hello all! New to forum so hope this hasn't already been asked but here goes, I have a 1993 yj that Im going to be putting motor, tranny and transfer case in from a chevy k10 pickup. Question is, can I put the 205 transfer case in jeep? I have read about 350 motor and 700r4 tranny working but was curious if transfer case will fit jeep ok thanks
NP205s and 208s are passenger side drop so your existing front axle will need to be changed. Alternatively you could source an np241 from 88ish to 98 suburban that will be drivers side drop and you could keep your front end. There's a ton of writeups on that swap all over the internet though. I'd recommend reading ALL of them that you can find twice before you touch a wrench. Then you'll have an idea of all of the problems/modifications/caveats of that particular swap. Good luck and take your time!

edit: np205 and 208s from chevys are passenger side drop
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Unread 02-23-2014, 09:25 AM   #6
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thanks for all the information! So should I stick with 231 off of jeep now? I know I will need a adapter still but which would be stronger and cheaper way to go? No plans for offroading just daily driver
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Unread 02-23-2014, 10:36 AM   #7
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Sounds like the way to go to me.
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Unread 02-25-2014, 09:17 PM   #8
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A v-8 motor swap is a lot of work for a daily driver. I drive mine every day. I did a Tbi 350. The fuel injection makes it nice for a daily driver. You can buy adapters to keep your 231j. I've seen that done. I used a 241c cheaper and stronger but a lot of work to make it fit. Don't forget you will need a radiator for the swap. I did a lot of reading and looked at a lot of pictures before I started. Ask yourself why you want to do a v8 swap? Before you start. By far the best thing I ever did was my v8 swap. I would really hate to see someone start the swap just because they think it would be cheap or easy. I have seen many jeeps with inline 6 motors do just as well with lower gears than a lot of high horse power v 8s.
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