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Wraven 09-13-2013 08:35 PM

I have a 99 Sahara . What engine will fit in it. For example 97, 98, 2000 from other jeeps. I'm looking at buying one and rebuilding it over the winter. Just not sure it the engines are all the same size.

relgnarw 09-14-2013 04:22 AM

Any TJ or WJ 4.0L block will work. I don't know about the prices where you are, but around here a good rebuildable block will run 200.00 or less.

uberxj92 09-14-2013 08:11 PM

Are you going to rebuild it stock? You can stroke it cheap and easy. You will be happy.

Wraven 09-14-2013 08:56 PM

I was going to rebuild it stock.

uberxj92 09-15-2013 12:50 AM

You could give yourself a little more bang if you dropped in 4.2 crank and rods. The numbers vary but I've built 5 basic ones like that and the average is 30-40 HP and roughly 60-70 foot pounds torque.
Look for the snub nosed crank for a serpentine belt system.

wtfcrunch 09-15-2013 12:52 AM

Bore that thing out!

relgnarw 09-15-2013 05:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wraven (Post 16011457)
I was going to rebuild it stock.

Why not bore it out .030 over, add a mild cam and 4.2 crank and rods? You will already have it torn down it would be the perfect time.

Wraven 09-15-2013 05:46 AM

Because this is my first engine rebuild.lol.

relgnarw 09-15-2013 07:03 AM

Everything everyone has recommended would be in place of stock. For example if you are going to replace the camshaft and lifters, why not put a slightly hotter/more aggressive cam in its place? If you have to bore it out (bad cylinder walls) why not stroker pistons and rods?
If you are trying to keep cost down and can get by with just a hone and rering you could still go with a better cam and pick up a little more power.
Just take your time and think things through and you'll be fine.

Wraven 09-15-2013 07:07 AM

I will. This is going to be my winter project. I'm looking at a few engines today. If I pick one up ill rebuild it over the winter and then replace it on my jeep. I'll take my jeeps current engine and rebuild that too.

relgnarw 09-15-2013 09:11 AM

Great idea.

Wraven 09-15-2013 09:24 AM

I know. Lmfao


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