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Unread 11-18-2012, 04:16 AM   #1
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Has anyone put a Ford F150 EcoBoost powertrain into a TJ??

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Unread 11-21-2012, 10:18 AM   #2
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Wow, I haven't heard but if I had the pieces to do so id surely cram it all together and enjoy! For what the ecoboost is it sounds like a stout setup. I would have to say that would cost a pretty penny since it hasn't been out that long.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 10:35 AM   #3
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Wow, I haven't heard but if I had the pieces to do so id surely cram it all together and enjoy! For what the ecoboost is it sounds like a stout setup. I would have to say that would cost a pretty penny since it hasn't been out that long.
Take-out engines are available in the $4,500+ price range. No computer, harness or sensors are usually included at that price, though...likewise with transmissions or t-cases.
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Unread 11-22-2012, 11:40 AM   #4
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not really economical. you'd pay less for a hemi conversion.
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Unread 11-22-2012, 01:00 PM   #5
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There is a thread in TJ Tech about this and there is a donor F150 purchased.
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Unread 11-22-2012, 03:16 PM   #6
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Same guy in this section bought the wrecked f150 from tj thread.

Ratmonkey, I was reading about the two trucks and if the cost wasn't as much of a factor the f150 beat the hemi in most aspects. 0-60 was better, 1/4 mile, fuel economy, and I believe payload. Obviously some of those perks will be lost since tj isn't made heavy enough to tow 11k, but overall I think it would be a fun swap to have. It strays from the normal SBC, Cummins, hemi swaps seen in most jeeps.

Personally, twin turbo anything would be fun in a jeep! Having had Honda and Volvo turbo cars they make a fun ride. I had thought of doing a turbo or supercharged SBC. As long as whatever you building is set up to operate in your ideal range of rpm you could have a gnarly toy.
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