I've been searching endlessly for information on this "Stroker" concept for the 4.0 and have found some really good information so far. This route appeals to me more than a V-8 swap because there seems to be less fabricating and adapters involved, which makes life easier and keeps costs at a mininum. Not to mention it keeps everything "JEEP".
I was curious if there's a crate version of this motor available or is there simply just the kit that you can buy to perform this upgrade on your motor. It'd be great to buy one ready to install and then I could just sell my old one (120,000 miles) to a buddy of mine.
Side note: my friend approached me last week because I had been contemplating a V-8 swap for a while. He told me that if I found a V-8 of my choice, as well as the tranny and any other adapters that were needed, that he would install everything in exchange for my current motor and transmission (4.0, AX-15). I trust his work...the guy is good at what he does. Does that sound like a good deal? Or should I stick with the stroker idea? The only thing that worries me about putting a V-8 in is the stress on my stock axles, which I don't want to upgrade and the fact that I am not a so-called mechanic. If I had the know-how this wouldn't even be an issue.
All opinions are welcome.