It would need new rims, tires, and a better tire approach bumper for that. All of the chrome would have to go, and pins for the doors would have to be changed to make them removable. Pretty cool idea though.
08 1 ton, 6.7L Cummins. Got a 5" exhaust from the turbo back going on Friday
Anyway, Sunday Im supposed to be going on a trail ride with some 4x4 club up here...they're all in tiny Jeeps/4runners/etc...so we'll see how that goes haha...I might not be able to get as far into the trail as them, but Ill give it a shot. Jeep wont be ready for a few more weeks but I gotta get out there
I bet it'd be tough (if not impossible?) to fit a Cummins from a Ram into a Wrangler...cant imagine it'd even fit? And if so, the front end might need some serious heavy duty reinforcements to hold that kinda weight...
People have crammed 6BTs into wranglers/CJs, but it generally takes some extensive mods to the firewall etc.
The 4BT is a relatively common swap. It's about 250 pounds heavier than the 4.0, puts out almost 160 more ft/lbs of torque, and gets at least 25 highway MPG with big tires. The only 'problem' is that you need to either stretch your wheelbase or do at least 4-5" of lift to keep the oilpan off the top of the front axle.