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post #1 of 4 Old 08-02-2010, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 4 Old 08-02-2010, 11:58 AM
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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.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-02-2010, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #4 of 4 Old 08-02-2010, 12:13 PM
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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.

Keep in mind that free advice can frequently be worth less than you pay for it.
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