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Unread 07-24-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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Engine swap questions

Hey guys I'm planning on swapping my 4cyl out of my 98 Tj. I have a spare ax15 tranny I was going to swap in with a 4.0 from a previous jeep. But I decided I want to either swap a 6cyl stroker motor, or a v8. My question is which do you think is a better option? And if I decide to go v8, which will bolt up to my ax15? Or what v8 is easiest to swap. Not looking for any 500 horse power beast, just a simple fuel injected swap. Any info is appreciated, thanks!

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Unread 07-24-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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5.9l magnum or 5.2l magnum
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Unread 07-24-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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5.9l magnum or 5.2l magnum
That's what I was thinking... They bolt right up to an ax15 right?
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Unread 07-24-2013, 09:36 PM   #4
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By changing the bell housing to a Dakota 3.9l manual trans bell housing the do.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 09:40 PM   #5
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I did my 5.9l swap over 2 years ago and love it there is a ton of people that are willing to help and if you decide to do to let me know I build harness's for guys to help make it more turn key I charge 400. Places like back woods will rip you off pm me if you want details
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Unread 07-24-2013, 09:42 PM   #6
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I did my 5.9l swap over 2 years ago and love it there is a ton of people that are willing to help and if you decide to do to let me know I build harness's for guys to help make it more turn key I charge 400. Places like back woods will rip you off pm me if you want details
Ok thanks, I was just reading on back woods site on the swap. Ill let you know if I decide to go that route.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 09:46 PM   #7
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98 is a great year to do it in. Hotwireharness makes a great harness but it will cost a lot. I'm averaging 19 highway 15 city with my 5.9 and 35s.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 10:00 PM   #8
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98 is a great year to do it in. Hotwireharness makes a great harness but it will cost a lot. I'm averaging 19 highway 15 city with my 5.9 and 35s.
That's what I'd be running, 35s and probably sticking with dana 44s with 4:10s
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Unread 07-25-2013, 11:02 AM   #9
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Anyone running a stroker? Really thinking about swapping one of them in because there's not as much to modify. Or is there? If I can get my hands on one for a decent price.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 11:15 AM   #10
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Same amount of modifying.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 04:47 PM   #11
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Same amount of modifying.
What different do I need for a 6cyl stroker?
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Unread 07-25-2013, 07:28 PM   #12
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Anyone give me some info on what I need to swap an already built 4.6l stroker into my 4cyl Tj? I also do have a donar parts yj with full 4.0 drivetrain and harness. Think I'm stuck between an i6 stroker and the 5.2 or 5.9 swap. HELP! Decisions decisions...
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Unread 07-26-2013, 01:53 PM   #13
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My buddy did a stroker and he averages 9 mpg I did the 5.9l and average 19-22 depending on how much foot I lay in it lol also a stroker is a lot more machine work still have to cut off and make new motor mounts still going to have to find a pcm. I vote for the v8 I love mine its reliable unlike strokers.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 07:48 AM   #14
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I think I'm going to try and go with the 5.9l just have to find a donor
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