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Since my 4.2 is slowly dying the boss has allowed me a small budget to do something with it.What I'm trying to decide is if I should go with a reman 4.2 (ATK,Jasper ect...) or try and find a junkyard 4.0 with reasonable miles on it and do the swap.I would love to do a stroker,but I don't really wheel it enough to justify the time to build one and a V8 is out of the question.It would be nice to have fuel injection but the weber does Ok and I can always do a junkyard TBI swap later.The wife thinks I should get the reman 4.2 since they have a warranty but I don't think it's even an issue since it's not my daily driver and I barely put 2500 miles a year on it,but I also don't want to put something in that's gonna be giving me trouble in a year either.Any opinions are appreaciated.......


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Have a local shop do a short block. You can pick and choose components for not much more. Then find a 4.0 head, get a cheap "fractory" style header, then grind on the intake a bit to get it to fit. That way when you do your FI swap later all you will need for the engine is a stock 4.0 intake which can be had for cheap.

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It's just a Jeep, and if you don't wheel it once in a while, it's not even that.
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