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Unread 09-14-2009, 04:49 PM   #16
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If you have the time, (parent's?) money, and initiative, then go for it. However, IMO this will probably end up being more of a hassle and headache than fun project by the time you're through with making everything work.

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Unread 09-14-2009, 06:22 PM   #17
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here's my list so far.
complete junkyard 5.9, rusty but decent internally 500$
bore and hone, media blast, hot tank, new cam bearings, new freeze plugs, new tower bushing. 650$
esp 4" crank(cast), forged rods, custom 10.5:1 srp pistons. 1200$
assembly, file fit rings, two sets of main bearings since the crank journals were between sizes. 740

up on deck, hughes cam and valve springs 300$
gasket kit and timing set, 200$
heads(already on my other motor) 750$
air gap intake from hughes(on my other motor) 750
sct tuner 550

manual transmission and performance clutch swap, 1350 in total parts
8.8 rear swap, rebuid and brackets(not counting claytons arms and frame side) 900$
front wj akebono and rear cobra brakes 500$

i'm sure there'll be a hp30 or tj d44 in the front end next as well.
Show me F&R brakes for $500 and I'll buy sets for both of my ZJ's. WJ swap is $550 for the front alone easy.
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Unread 09-14-2009, 06:59 PM   #18
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Show me F&R brakes for $500 and I'll buy sets for both of my ZJ's. WJ swap is $550 for the front alone easy.
lol, junkyard man, 25$ per knuckle, 30$ per front caliper and bracket. 75$ for each mustang cobra caliper, bracket, and backing plate(for the 8.8 obviously).
rest is rotors, pads, spacers, and tie rod.
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Unread 09-14-2009, 07:08 PM   #19
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Do you have another vehicle??? If you have another vehicle and you have the money, do it! The 'know how' is all relative, either you have it or you'll learn it. There's a first time for everything, pop your's and that jeep's cherry at the same time!

If you don't, get a second vehicle and then tackle this project. I'm lookin at buying another DD just so I can do bigger projects to my WJ. I want to do a 242 swap cause my 247 is giving me ****, but these things are hard to pull off without another vehicle to get to the parts store, work, or in your case, school.

My brother has been piecing together a 4.0 stroker for his XJ for a year now, he has two D44, and a list of parts still growing.
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Unread 09-14-2009, 09:30 PM   #20
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if you can afford to do it.... i say do it... i had to put a new motor in my 5.9, i went with a stock engine.... now i wish i saved up and did at least a stroker..... i do realy regreat that, o well.... mabe after my first deployment.


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It's threads like this that make me wonder why people lift there jeeps
its comments like this that make me wonder why some people are jerks.

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Unread 09-14-2009, 09:36 PM   #21
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Do you have another vehicle??? If you have another vehicle and you have the money, do it!
im going to second that. if you have another vehicle and dont depend on this one i say by all means try it.

but if you dont i would steer as far away from it as possible because this is the type of project i see the jeep being sidelined for weeks at a time on. im seeing murphy coming in and kicking the **** out of anything and everything possible.
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Unread 09-14-2009, 09:50 PM   #22
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If you are going to go to all the trouble, do the Hughes 426 stoker kit. 426 small block to match your built tranny. And spend the prime of your life tuning it.
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Unread 09-14-2009, 09:51 PM   #23
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Unread 09-14-2009, 11:06 PM   #24
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If you are going to go to all the trouble, do the Hughes 426 stoker kit. 426 small block to match your built tranny. And spend the prime of your life tuning it.
The 426 seems to be pretty failure prone compared to the 408.
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Unread 09-15-2009, 08:12 AM   #25
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well trust me i do realize this aint gonna be cheap. luckily thanks to financial aide and how i filed the fafsa for school, everyone here is probably paying for my school. lol

but set aside the point of whether or not this is time/financially smart, what would be the pros/cons of the stroker kit? and i'd prob go w/ a 408 instead of 426.
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Unread 09-15-2009, 08:43 AM   #26
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well trust me i do realize this aint gonna be cheap. luckily thanks to financial aide and how i filed the fafsa for school, everyone here is probably paying for my school. lol

but set aside the point of whether or not this is time/financially smart, what would be the pros/cons of the stroker kit? and i'd prob go w/ a 408 instead of 426.
You want to misappropriate your financial aid money to doing a stroked engine swap?? I am out of this thread
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This is one pipedream of a thread.
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Unread 09-15-2009, 10:58 AM   #28
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I started this thread asking what were the mechanical pros and cons about stroking/boring it. Not whether it is financially smart. Now if anyone has any input on whether or not the life of the engine would be hindered or what advantages I'd gain. Etc., please tell. However, I do not need input on what I should with Excess financial aid. Thanks.

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Unread 09-15-2009, 12:19 PM   #29
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