Originally Posted by gingerbreadman1
ok i want to do a cummins swap in the near future (after i get a job) ...
i dont know what i need to change in order to support the new engine and the torque. i want to change my front no matter what because its the 3 piece and i want to jump this girl without snapping an axle. just throw out some ideas if u can.
You have to change almost everything. ..and plate the uniframe from front to back, etc...
Why exactly Cummins 4bt? As much as it is a good engine, it's a big, heavy piece of equipment. If you can find one, get a 6- cylinder Merc. diesel from the early- to mid- 80s. Those engines aren't much different from the stock 4.0 I6 in size/ weight, but can be built to reliably produce you well over 200hp/ 300lbs/ ft. at the rear wheels and give you 30mpg any day. Those engines last 500k miles+ in stock form, they are literally bullet-proof. I've seen swaps done into MJs and XJs.. I guess the biggest problem across there is the limited availability though.
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