86/7 Cherokee to 93 YJ
I have found a dirt cheap 86/7 Cherokee 4.0L that is begging to be swapped. The guy is telling me that its the 4.0 but I am very afraid that it is the 258. Short of the torque upgrade that would make this swap not worth it almost. I have a 93 YJ with the 2.5 and just about everything stock when I bought it minus some 33's and a few inches of shackle lift im trying to get rid of in favor of an SOA. The donor cherokee still runs and everything even after being rolled, leaving the vehicle worthless, to all but us squirrel owners. I am hoping that because I have an entire donor vehicle that this should be an easier swap to do than yours was RnEmOvr. The owner said that it is an 86 with the 4.0 I6, but I was under the impression that the I6 came out in 87 with the YJ's.
So I have rambled on for lines and lines now and I guess I'm just asking for general thoughts on this situation. I realize that the traditional engine swap is to go newer. But the price is so very right on this, and I am getting just about everything that I am going to need all in one. I should be getting pictures coming my way shortly (hopefully of the guts, but I don't know).
So one final update. I have just recently found a couple of other cherokees that are going for a bit more money (about twice as much) but not quite out of the question. and these all definitely have the 4.0L. I'm thinking that the 4.0 is worth the extra 400ish. How about all of you?
Let me know what you all think.
Last edited by SinCitYJ; 02-20-2010 at 12:04 AM.