My 5.2 V8 Swap - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 107 Old 10-14-2008, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
Zew
Senior Member
 
Zew's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 642
My 5.2 V8 Swap

So I've been working on this for the past 3 days. I'll hopefully have it done tomorrow. Here's pics of everything so far. It's a 1998 TJ sport. Installing a 5.2 318 from a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500. Used advanced adapters engine mounts, advanced adapters xfer case linkage, backwoods headers, modified TJ transmission mount w/ dodge mount welded to it, electric fan, backwoods supplied radiator, wiriing done by me and my friend shawn, all the welding and fabrication done by my friend sean.

Here's the pics:













Last edited by Zew; 12-09-2008 at 10:07 AM.
Zew is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 107 Old 10-14-2008, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
Zew
Senior Member
 
Zew's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 642









Zew is offline  
post #3 of 107 Old 10-14-2008, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
Zew
Senior Member
 
Zew's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 642









Zew is offline  
post #4 of 107 Old 10-14-2008, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
Zew
Senior Member
 
Zew's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 642









Zew is offline  
post #5 of 107 Old 10-14-2008, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
Zew
Senior Member
 
Zew's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 642







Zew is offline  
post #6 of 107 Old 10-14-2008, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
Zew
Senior Member
 
Zew's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 642
Going to bed now... I'll probably be tied up working on this all day tomorrow. I've got the xfer case linkage, transmission shifter, the wiring, and to put the front clip back on and connect the radiator left to do.

I'll see you guys when i'm fininshed!

-Paul
Zew is offline  
post #7 of 107 Old 10-14-2008, 09:02 AM
Rowdy115
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 125
lookin good. hey, what year did they stop production on that 5.2L motor? just curious. thanks.
Rowdy115 is offline  
post #8 of 107 Old 10-14-2008, 09:14 AM
Wheelin98TJ
JEEP FREAK
 
Wheelin98TJ's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 26,224
Wow, way to get it done quickly.

My V8 swap will probably take all winter.
Wheelin98TJ is offline  
post #9 of 107 Old 10-14-2008, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
Zew
Senior Member
 
Zew's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 642
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rowdy115 View Post
lookin good. hey, what year did they stop production on that 5.2L motor? just curious. thanks.

Woke up late today... bah. Time to start my hour drive to the shop where the TJ is at... joy.

I have no idea what year they stopped making the 5.2.
Zew is offline  
post #10 of 107 Old 10-14-2008, 09:24 AM
Wheelin98TJ
JEEP FREAK
 
Wheelin98TJ's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 26,224
It was either '01 or '02 when they stopped putting the 5.2 in Dodge Rams.

'98 was the last year for the 5.2 in a Grand Cherokee.

The 4.7 was the replacement for both.
Wheelin98TJ is offline  
post #11 of 107 Old 10-14-2008, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
Zew
Senior Member
 
Zew's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 642
Btw... The 4.0L that got pulled out is for sale. Anyone interested? It has 183k on it. New plugs, wires, cap, rotor, CPS, Cam PS, Coil, TPS, O2 sensors. It'll come w/ a B&M short shifter since i'm about to cut off the shifter from the ax15, because they didn't give me a shifter w/ the 5.2.
Zew is offline  
post #12 of 107 Old 10-14-2008, 04:00 PM
Rowdy115
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wheelin98TJ View Post
It was either '01 or '02 when they stopped putting the 5.2 in Dodge Rams.

'98 was the last year for the 5.2 in a Grand Cherokee.

The 4.7 was the replacement for both.
alright, thanks for info. I appreciate it.
Rowdy115 is offline  
post #13 of 107 Old 10-15-2008, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
Zew
Senior Member
 
Zew's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 642
A few more pics of a janky exhaust to get me by to the exhaust shop... and the wiring done enough to fire it up and make sure all is good before i get it all loomed up and in place permenantly. I still need to fab up a shifter, put the front clip back on, install the radiator, install the electric fan and attach a few grounds and its ready to go.

I was really suprised that the wiring wasn't really that bad to do. There was a lot of hunting through schematics, but it was basically wire for wire, just different colors. Whatever you hacked from the 4.0 harness had a wire from the 5.2 harness waiting to be connected to it. I can definitely see why Evan @ Backwoods charges 700 to do it. It is a lot of work... But not that bad.

Hopefully finish is up tonight after i get off of work. Hopefully....







Last edited by Zew; 10-15-2008 at 09:33 AM.
Zew is offline  
post #14 of 107 Old 10-15-2008, 09:19 AM
HTOR
Registered User
 
HTOR's Avatar
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: MD
Posts: 382
Bad *** build

If you can build it, i will break it.
Team Crazy, and Mr Diameter Custom Machine.
"More Balls than you can shake your nuts at."
Jeep 1: 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport - Its got goodies:)
Jeep 2: 1995 Jeep Grand Chero Limited - Its gonna go fast.
HTOR is offline  
post #15 of 107 Old 10-15-2008, 09:21 AM
muskoka
TJ
 
muskoka's Avatar
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Gravenhurst
Posts: 598
I'm so envious

Nice job

M

Low Output 4 Cylinder Jeep Club #36
muskoka is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Another 4.0 Swap question...head swap vs. full engine swap Mol YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 11 10-18-2010 05:11 AM
Gathering parts for Axle swap, SOA, and V8 swap... tank29 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 7 12-03-2009 03:42 AM
Dana 30 diff. swap vs. gear swap BBCAT YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 2 02-28-2009 02:17 PM
HVAC Control Swap: Swap just the lower ac/heater housing, or all of it? Justin Brimm TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 5 12-20-2007 04:29 AM
TJ axle swap - d35 to d44 will brake assemblies swap birdman52 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 11 08-27-2005 04:28 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome