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post #1 of 4 Old 12-28-2012, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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Triton V8 Swap into YJ

I have looked and searched for a write up on how to swap in this engine and I can not find anything. Everybody says it can't be done. I've seen a 6 cylinder cummins in a TJ, surely a 5.4l will fit. I have a 1999 F150 complete that I would like to use to swap in for my 4.2l. Its free and thats the main reason I would like to try and make this work. If anybody can find somebody or somethng that has tried to do this before, I would really appreciate it.

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post #2 of 4 Old 12-28-2012, 06:53 AM
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As said many times before, just because you have a "free" motor, doesn't make it a good motor to swap in.
Some light reading for you below...

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...n-jeep-tj.html

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...-5-4-jeep.html

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1994 YJ, 4.3/700R4/OME SOA, etc
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post #3 of 4 Old 12-29-2012, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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I've looked at those before, I guess I'll just wait till I have enough funds for the Vortec swap
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-29-2012, 02:27 PM
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One offs are just that for a reason as a rule.
With the height of that motor, would be a tight squeeze height wise.
You would have to look at some measurements, then measure your available room etc.
I ran into it on a swap I am doing right now, LM7 into a Range Rover. Oil pan is hitting the tie rod, which is at the rear of the front axle! It will never be a wheeling rig, so not a major concern, just another headache....
The LSx swaps are popular for a reason!
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1998 XJ on 37's.JK Rubi axles with chromo shafts and ctm's, 4:1 transfer case, etc etc etc.
2003 Range Rover HSE, 4.4 Quad Cam.
1998 Range Rover with a 6.0 LSx
1994 YJ, 4.3/700R4/OME SOA, etc
Western Star 4900EX 4 axle.
4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ)....

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