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Unread 07-07-2001, 01:44 AM   #1
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Why replace the engine?

I'll admit I'm pretty green to all of this, but why would one need to swap engines (assuming, of course, that the existing engine still works.)

For off road, with a low range xfer case, it seems like the need for power is minimal and the stock engine should work fine.

Is there something I'm missing???

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Unread 07-07-2001, 03:38 AM   #2
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Very simple .. a standard engine that you have and all your other friends have allowes simple fixing and repairs on the trail ..

Also, with certain mods, you need a type of engine to match ..

You wouldn't want to spin 44" Swampers with the stock 4banger .. or even the baby 6.

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Unread 07-08-2001, 04:31 PM   #3
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Mostly it is a "testosterone, bigger is better, AU, AU, AU(think "tool time") got to have it" kind of thing. But there are some occations that horsepower is needed more than gearing. If you have a bigger engine then you have to have heavier rears, etc, etc.(see quote above ) Simply put, we don't but it sure is fun.
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Unread 07-16-2001, 03:54 AM   #4
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I want to swap to a 4.0 for more power(have 2.5)the 2.5 is a little sluggish on hills and the freeway
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Unread 07-27-2001, 07:36 PM   #5
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I have a 4.2 that you can have for fairly cheep .. I want a 350 in my Jeep now! C'mon up and we can get started
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