I have a question that goes along with this. What's the obsession with chevy and ford engines? Why not grab a 5.2 or 5.9 out of a ZJ or Dodge truck? Wouldn't these require a lot trouble to get to work? Just curious.
This aint your daddy's Jeep!
'98 ZJ with 5.2L
Stock except for Optima red top
bigger tires(30x9.50 15 BFG MTs)
Rancho RS5000 shocks
swapped in NV231
and Pioneer CD deck.
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If you really plan on doing this, I second the 5.0. In fact, I have a deal for you. An often overlooked car (Mercury Cougar) also has the 5.0. I have a '92 Cougar for sale(read my sig) with a 5.0L HO in it. I'm willing to sell it for $1,999, only problem is it's got a broken motor mount, which in your application isn't a problem. Engine runs excellent, tranny's like new. It's a 3 speed AOD. REALLY need to sell this so maybe we can make a deal?? Anyone?
Blue '94 Wrangler, 2.5L: Under monsterization
37" Claws/teralow/HPD44/Trussed HI9/5:38s/detroits/SOA, shackle reversal on rebuilt waggy and XJ springs.
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As far as the weight of the engine goes, the heavier the engine, the harder it is to balance the weight on the Jeep - but it can be done. The Ford's and Chevy's engines are light enough that stock or even aftermarket suspension can handle the little bit of extra weight difference over the weight of the stock 2.5 or 4.0 engines.
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