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Unread 12-14-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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85 cherokee engine swap

I have a 85 model cherokee that has the 2.5 4 cylinder engine that is blown up, i want to upgrade to a 6 cylinder, i'm trying to figure out what size 6 cylinder ( 4.0, 4.2) would swap into this vehicle fairly cheap. I've got a chance to purchase a wrecked 96 model cherokee that has the 4.0 in pretty reasonable. any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Unread 12-15-2012, 08:27 AM   #2
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Neither. Lots of work. Trans is too weak and won't bolt up. The firewall will be in the way.
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Unread 12-15-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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Cruiser, 2.5s never came with the AX-15?
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Cruiser, 2.5s never came with the AX-15?
I don't think so.
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Unread 12-16-2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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AX4 or AX5 I believe depending on if 4 sp or 5.
Some of the older ones probably have the Puke Goat.

don't think the 4 popper ever came with an AX15.
If it did, it sure would make the v8 swaps easier.
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