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Unread 08-17-2004, 07:54 PM   #1
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95 zj 5.2 engine and trans. swap into a 98 tj

has any one done a 5.2 eng. and trans swap. i have a drive train from a 95 grand cherokee and am thinking of putting it in my 98 sahara. the engine is 3 inch's shorter than a 4.0l, but the o.d auto trans. is 6 inch's longer. i dont want a shorter drive shaft either.

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Unread 08-17-2004, 10:59 PM   #2
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the engine is 3 inch's shorter than a 4.0l, but the o.d auto trans. is 6 inch's longer. i dont want a shorter drive shaft either.
Well then, obviously (do the simple math), you'll have some frame/body stretching to do. You can only move the engine forward about an inch.





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Unread 08-17-2004, 11:28 PM   #3
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Comp cut and move the axle back a few inches You dont need a new driveshaft - you can get it retubed/rebalanced for about 60 bucks to the proper length at most drivetrain shops, but obviously it will be shorter (steeper driveling angle = poop).

So! Drop in that short engine, move it as far forward as you can and maintain proper fan-to-radiator clearance, then get a hold of a shorter tranny - it will probably have to be a non-overdrive, OR you can install a Dana 300 and flip it - these are shorter then the NP-231.
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Unread 08-17-2004, 11:32 PM   #4
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Some states don't allow an engine that is older than the model year of the vehicle it is being installed in. I know California is one of those states, can you do that in whatever state (guessing Il) you're in?
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Unread 08-18-2004, 07:46 AM   #5
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Actually, I believe, that is a Fed regulation, but I think some states don't check/enforce it, during vehicle inspections.





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Unread 08-18-2004, 07:59 PM   #6
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i guess i could get crazy and relocate the fuel tank, cut the fenders straight back and install a leaf spring rear axle w/d60,
like dpg offroad did.
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Unread 08-18-2004, 08:01 PM   #7
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Oh please, thats not even brushing the dust off of the word "Crazy"
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Unread 08-18-2004, 08:02 PM   #8
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by the way does anyone need a detroit locker for a d44 had 4.56 gears on it
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to me it is when i still need the rear seat to haul my two little ones, or buddys down at the sand dunes in oklahoma
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