V8 swap questions? Please help. What is easiest to swap in? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > Wrangler General Discussion > V8 swap questions? Please help. What is easiest to swap in?

NEW JK WRANGLER GRAB BARS NOW at ROCKRIDGE4WDTeraFlex Now at Rockridge 4WD! BEST DEALS around!Trick Tabs - NalinMFG.com

Reply
Unread 05-21-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
91yjproject
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Kalama, Wa
Posts: 2
V8 swap questions? Please help. What is easiest to swap in?

So I'm new to the jeep world and I was wondering if anyone knew what v8 is easiest to swap into a 91 yj with a stock 4 banger ?

91yjproject is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-22-2013, 08:39 AM   #2
Morris4x4Center
Vendor
 
Morris4x4Center's Avatar
1987 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
Posts: 333
Easiest one would be either a 304 from a CJ or a Chevy 350.

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/jeep-en...rangler-yj.htm
__________________

Morris4x4Center.com

Toll Free: 877.553.5337 | Free Shipping on Orders Over $99!|
PM me for any questions or Price-Matching!
Morris4x4Center is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-22-2013, 08:45 AM   #3
Randonexplosion
Trailer Queen
 
Randonexplosion's Avatar
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Cortez, Colorado
Posts: 4,117
Easy shouldnt be in your vocabulary when discussing a V8 swap. What are you going for? Just power, reliability? Not trying to sound like a dick but Im just wrapping mine up so it is all fresh in my mind.

Edit: like Morris 4x4 said, probably a carbed 350. though that is why I did my V8 swap, to get fuel injection.
__________________
5.3/4l60e swap

August YJOTM

Exiled Offroad - Colorado
Randonexplosion is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-22-2013, 09:37 AM   #4
91yjproject
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Kalama, Wa
Posts: 2
Power
91yjproject is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-22-2013, 09:53 AM   #5
ratmonkey
R.I.P.
 
ratmonkey's Avatar
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: , Pennsylvania
Posts: 19,805
Easy shouldn't be in your mind.
Don't forget you'll need to upgrade your axles and everything eroded about your Jeri.

A Chevy lsx motor will be your best bet. But won't be cheap or easy, power never is.
__________________
'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

ratmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-22-2013, 10:07 AM   #6
Randonexplosion
Trailer Queen
 
Randonexplosion's Avatar
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Cortez, Colorado
Posts: 4,117
Carbed would be the cheapest and easiest but I think if youre gonna do it, do it right. My buddy just swapped a 5.7 Vortec from an Escalade into his 88 Blazer to replace the TBI 350 and he is impressed with the additional power.
__________________
5.3/4l60e swap

August YJOTM

Exiled Offroad - Colorado
Randonexplosion is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-22-2013, 10:10 AM   #7
Randonexplosion
Trailer Queen
 
Randonexplosion's Avatar
1988 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Cortez, Colorado
Posts: 4,117
Quote:
Originally Posted by ratmonkey View Post
Don't forget you'll need to upgrade your axles
This. My old Dana 35 would have exploded the first time I got on the throttle. My 8.8 seems to be doing well.
__________________
5.3/4l60e swap

August YJOTM

Exiled Offroad - Colorado
Randonexplosion is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-22-2013, 06:13 PM   #8
Kodiak17
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kutztown, PA/ Andover, NJ, Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,706
If you're asking you need to do some more reading.
__________________
Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

My build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/thor-dd-weekend-warrior-1348534/
Kodiak17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-22-2013, 06:27 PM   #9
Ohiojeepguy
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Doylestown, Ohio
Posts: 114
Novak is a great place to start your research. They pretty much fill in a the big questions.
Ohiojeepguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-23-2013, 10:28 AM   #10
Xpress
Registered User
1989 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: The Great Big Box, California
Posts: 5,806
I went for a 1996 Grand Cherokee with the 318 V8 in it. That way I have all of the emissions crap, engine, wiring harness, and some other goodies I wanted for my project, all for less than a grand. Keep in mind, in order for this to fly as being legal, the engine needs to come out of the same year Jeep, or newer. That means you need an engine out of a 1991 vehicle, or out of a newer vehicle. And for the sake of not breaking ANY Federal laws, you need all of the emissions equipment out of that vehicle for that engine.

saving my own hind quarters, don't want to look like the bad guy
__________________
[url=http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/another-5-2l-yj-thread-1503048/][FONT="Arial Black"][COLOR="Lime"][SIZE="4"]My 5.2L Build thread[/SIZE][/COLOR][/FONT][/url]
-1989 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L, soon to be 5.2L
-1996 Jeep Grand Cherokar 5.2L, donor and rainy day driver
-2004 Kawasaki KLR650 sunny day driver
[QUOTE=mudsweatNgearz;21162729]Leave em off and weld an I beam on. Bumperetts just scream homo.[/QUOTE]
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the [B][I]RIGHT[/I][/B] of the people to keep and bear Arms, [B][I]SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED[/I][/B]."
Xpress is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-26-2013, 03:48 PM   #11
SunDevilJeeper
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Phelan, CA
Posts: 3,122
V8 swaps are generally about the same difficulty, and same price range. Some guys have had really good luck doing a V8 swap, while others (like me) have had one hell of a time trying to get it done.

Price is all over the board, some guys have spent next to nothing, while other guys have blown a whole years salary on a V8 swap.
__________________
1992 YJ - 5.2L V8
2003 WJ Limited - 4.7L H.O. V8

Still not enough power.
SunDevilJeeper is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.