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Unread 08-02-2010, 10:43 AM   #1
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replacing 4cyl with 6cyl

I was thinking of getting either a Cj7 or this 98 wrangler. http://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/1870856685.html.. I got them talked down to 5000.. the problem I have with it is that it is a 4cyl.. I want a six... Would I be able to just swap out the 4 for a six..or would I need to change trans or other parts. and it comes with a rubicon express 2" lift.is that any good...

I just plan on doing some beach riding and light trail riding and cruising around town..

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Unread 08-02-2010, 10:58 AM   #2
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I can't comment on the 2" lift, but if you're not going to be using the extra power of the 4.0 then don't waste your money on the swap. The 2.5 is a good little engine, and you'd be much better served to keep it where it is and spend your money on some gears, instead.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 11:11 AM   #3
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I've just done some research on this site and it doesnt look like I can just take the jeep to the shop and have them put in a six instead of the 4..Didnt relize it was so involved
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Unread 08-02-2010, 11:13 AM   #4
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...it doesnt look like I can just take the jeep to the shop and have them put in a six instead of the 4...
Sure you can, you just have to be willing to pay for it.

Seriously, if you want a 4.0L you are far better off finding a TJ with one instead of swapping one in.
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