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post #1111 of 6785 Old 08-05-2011, 09:42 AM
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I purchased my kit from rpm machine. It was essentially a 4.0 rebuild kit with a few exceptions. Forged and 0 balanced 12 weight 4.2l crankshaft, 4.2l forged rods, and high compression pistons along with some moly rings. Everything else is identical to a 4.0


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I purchased my kit from rpm machine. It was essentially a 4.0 rebuild kit with a few exceptions. Forged and 0 balanced 12 weight 4.2l crankshaft, 4.2l forged rods, and high compression pistons along with some moly rings. Everything else is identical to a 4.0
So you did not bore anything out?

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Nope. I left the standard bore. I would've gone .020 over had I known it was as easy as telling the shop to do it when I purchased the kit a month before the block went in for machining.

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Nope. I left the standard bore. I would've gone .020 over had I known it was as easy as telling the shop to do it when I purchased the kit a month before the block went in for machining.
Ah ok thanks for all of the info. So just that kit got you tons of power over stock?

How hard was install and build?

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~ 04 WJ Laredo 4.0 | Selec-Trac | MBP | OME HD 3" Lift | JKS TB | IRO Front LCA's and UCA's| Bilstein 5100's | Silent Armor 245/70/17's | Custom Front D.S. | Stillen Rotors/Pads | Tow Package w/ 3.73's | Moog HD Steering | Kenwood eXcelon HU | Alpine Speakers, Amps, and Subs | Bilstein SS | Auxiliary Transmission Cooler | Rock Lights | Light Bars | Lots of Cool Stuff ~

~ 05 Rubicon Unlimited 4.0 | 6-Speed | Dana 44's | Air Lockers | 4.11 Gears | Rock-Trac 241OR T-Case with 4:1 4-Low | OME HD Springs | Bilstein 5100ís | 245/75/16 Kevlar MT/R's on Moabs | Hansen Offroad Steel F/R Bumpers | Warn 9000xi Winch | Edge Performance Chip | Custom CAI | Hella Off-road Lights | Cobra 29 CB | Flash Lights | Recovery Gear | Fire Extinguisher ~

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It is no harder than rebuilding an engine any other way. All it requires is that you space the girdle so the longer throw crank doesn't hit it. Then you must shave it to clear the oil pan.

I did other things to increase the power. Bigger throttle body, bored out intake manifold, ported and polished head. The more volume pushed through the cylinders needs somewhere to go.

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Love your WJ man....looks good!!
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It is no harder than rebuilding an engine any other way. All it requires is that you space the girdle so the longer throw crank doesn't hit it. Then you must shave it to clear the oil pan.
I figured it still was an entire rebuild. Which is for the time being out of my league. I would need a shop to do it or see if my mechanic would be able to do it. haha

Have you blown your trans yet?

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~ 05 Rubicon Unlimited 4.0 | 6-Speed | Dana 44's | Air Lockers | 4.11 Gears | Rock-Trac 241OR T-Case with 4:1 4-Low | OME HD Springs | Bilstein 5100ís | 245/75/16 Kevlar MT/R's on Moabs | Hansen Offroad Steel F/R Bumpers | Warn 9000xi Winch | Edge Performance Chip | Custom CAI | Hella Off-road Lights | Cobra 29 CB | Flash Lights | Recovery Gear | Fire Extinguisher ~

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Love your WJ man....looks good!!
Thank you! It had been a really fun process building it up! I hope the same goes for you and your Jeep!

~ 04 WJ Overland 4.7 HO | Graphite Metallic | Quadra-Drive | Vari-Locks | Bilstein 4600ís | ADDCO Sway Bar | Powerstick Exhaust | RB1 | SuperChips Tuned | Much More to Come ~

~ 04 WJ Laredo 4.0 | Selec-Trac | MBP | OME HD 3" Lift | JKS TB | IRO Front LCA's and UCA's| Bilstein 5100's | Silent Armor 245/70/17's | Custom Front D.S. | Stillen Rotors/Pads | Tow Package w/ 3.73's | Moog HD Steering | Kenwood eXcelon HU | Alpine Speakers, Amps, and Subs | Bilstein SS | Auxiliary Transmission Cooler | Rock Lights | Light Bars | Lots of Cool Stuff ~

~ 05 Rubicon Unlimited 4.0 | 6-Speed | Dana 44's | Air Lockers | 4.11 Gears | Rock-Trac 241OR T-Case with 4:1 4-Low | OME HD Springs | Bilstein 5100ís | 245/75/16 Kevlar MT/R's on Moabs | Hansen Offroad Steel F/R Bumpers | Warn 9000xi Winch | Edge Performance Chip | Custom CAI | Hella Off-road Lights | Cobra 29 CB | Flash Lights | Recovery Gear | Fire Extinguisher ~

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Engine was rebuilt at 147k trans went at 158k

Oh FYI. I spent about $1800 in parts alone

The hot tank, magnaflux, port job, freeze plugs, block sleeve, and cylinder hone cost $425

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Engine was rebuilt at 147k trans went at 158k
Oh that sounds like fun. What did you do to your trans... did you build that up some?

~ 04 WJ Overland 4.7 HO | Graphite Metallic | Quadra-Drive | Vari-Locks | Bilstein 4600ís | ADDCO Sway Bar | Powerstick Exhaust | RB1 | SuperChips Tuned | Much More to Come ~

~ 04 WJ Laredo 4.0 | Selec-Trac | MBP | OME HD 3" Lift | JKS TB | IRO Front LCA's and UCA's| Bilstein 5100's | Silent Armor 245/70/17's | Custom Front D.S. | Stillen Rotors/Pads | Tow Package w/ 3.73's | Moog HD Steering | Kenwood eXcelon HU | Alpine Speakers, Amps, and Subs | Bilstein SS | Auxiliary Transmission Cooler | Rock Lights | Light Bars | Lots of Cool Stuff ~

~ 05 Rubicon Unlimited 4.0 | 6-Speed | Dana 44's | Air Lockers | 4.11 Gears | Rock-Trac 241OR T-Case with 4:1 4-Low | OME HD Springs | Bilstein 5100ís | 245/75/16 Kevlar MT/R's on Moabs | Hansen Offroad Steel F/R Bumpers | Warn 9000xi Winch | Edge Performance Chip | Custom CAI | Hella Off-road Lights | Cobra 29 CB | Flash Lights | Recovery Gear | Fire Extinguisher ~

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Oh that sounds like fun. What did you do to your trans... did you build that up some?
I didn't have the money at the time so I bought a used trans out of a recently wrecked jeep. It's holding up so far. But I'm saving up for a nv3550 swap when it does go. The 42re can barely handle a 4.0 much less a 4.5

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I didn't have the money at the time so I bought a used trans out of a recently wrecked jeep. It's holding up so far. But I'm saving up for a nv3550 swap when it does go. The 42re can barely handle a 4.0 much less a 4.5
haha a manual swap would be so much fun haha. would the six speed manual from the rubicons fit in the WJ's? thatd be cool too!

I wish the 545re would fit up to the 4.0 or the future 4.5+ liter engine!

~ 04 WJ Overland 4.7 HO | Graphite Metallic | Quadra-Drive | Vari-Locks | Bilstein 4600ís | ADDCO Sway Bar | Powerstick Exhaust | RB1 | SuperChips Tuned | Much More to Come ~

~ 04 WJ Laredo 4.0 | Selec-Trac | MBP | OME HD 3" Lift | JKS TB | IRO Front LCA's and UCA's| Bilstein 5100's | Silent Armor 245/70/17's | Custom Front D.S. | Stillen Rotors/Pads | Tow Package w/ 3.73's | Moog HD Steering | Kenwood eXcelon HU | Alpine Speakers, Amps, and Subs | Bilstein SS | Auxiliary Transmission Cooler | Rock Lights | Light Bars | Lots of Cool Stuff ~

~ 05 Rubicon Unlimited 4.0 | 6-Speed | Dana 44's | Air Lockers | 4.11 Gears | Rock-Trac 241OR T-Case with 4:1 4-Low | OME HD Springs | Bilstein 5100ís | 245/75/16 Kevlar MT/R's on Moabs | Hansen Offroad Steel F/R Bumpers | Warn 9000xi Winch | Edge Performance Chip | Custom CAI | Hella Off-road Lights | Cobra 29 CB | Flash Lights | Recovery Gear | Fire Extinguisher ~

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haha a manual swap would be so much fun haha. would the six speed manual from the rubicons fit in the WJ's? thatd be cool too!

I wish the 545re would fit up to the 4.0 or the future 4.5+ liter engine!
I hope I'm not wrong but I believe that any 4.0 wrangler trans will adapt to fit a WJ. The 6 spd would be pretty awesome but its $4k new!!! I can find a used nv3550 and rebuild it for a quarter of that

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I hope I'm not wrong but I believe that any 4.0 wrangler trans will adapt to fit a WJ. The 6 spd would be pretty awesome but its $4k new!!! I can find a used nv3550 and rebuild it for a quarter of that
Yea that would be good. I do not see why that 6 speed from the Rubicon wouldn't fit. haha. Had no idea that it was that expensive either!? Why is it so much more?!?!

Will the 545re fit the 4.0?

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Yea that would be good. I do not see why that 6 speed from the Rubicon wouldn't fit. haha. Had no idea that it was that expensive either!? Why is it so much more?!?!

Will the 545re fit the 4.0?
Most say no. And I haven't seen any try to make it fit. If it did that

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