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post #1 of 11 Old 05-21-2013, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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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 ?

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-22-2013, 08:39 AM
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Easiest one would be either a 304 from a CJ or a Chevy 350.

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post #3 of 11 Old 05-22-2013, 08:45 AM
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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.
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post #5 of 11 Old 05-22-2013, 09:53 AM
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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.

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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.
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post #7 of 11 Old 05-22-2013, 10:10 AM
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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.
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post #8 of 11 Old 05-22-2013, 06:13 PM
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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/
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post #9 of 11 Old 05-22-2013, 06:27 PM
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Novak is a great place to start your research. They pretty much fill in a the big questions.
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-23-2013, 10:28 AM
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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.

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post #11 of 11 Old 05-26-2013, 03:48 PM
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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.

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