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post #1 of 824 Old 10-21-2011, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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rip inline 4.. hello v8 magnum

So the four banger died about a week ago... I seriously about cried.. Gonna be without the jeep for about a month or two i am assuming. Although with the bad there is always some good! Just put a deposit on a v8 magnum out of a 99 Durango.. Not gonna be an easy task but itll be worth it in the end. Ill update this post as i go.. Picking the engine up today

And i will be sure to make it pic heavy for you guys


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post #2 of 824 Old 10-21-2011, 09:27 AM
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Jp magazine just did a write up on this not too long ago. Here's some links, good luck!

http://www.jpmagazine.com/techarticl...wap/index.html
http://www.jpmagazine.com/techarticl...ler/index.html

Yeah I got a four banger, big whoop, wanna fight about?!?
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post #3 of 824 Old 10-21-2011, 11:52 AM
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These guys do that and have parts to help:

http://backwoodsoffroad.com/cgi-bin/...road.com&sub=3

Good luck. I would like to do that with mine but my engine hasn't died.
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post #4 of 824 Old 10-21-2011, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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yup i already seen a bunch of those... be ordering a lot of stuff from backwoods more than likely... only downside to this is im gonna have to convert to automatic. was really wanting a manual :/

http://www.atomic4x4.com/4x4/1997-tj-5-2l-swap/
thats the best write up i found. and the main reason i decided to do this. gives every part number and everything...

well ill lose the fun of the manual but gain the fun of the v8 trade on, trade off lol

if i can get the stupid jeep forum app to not crash everytime i try to upload a picture, ill throw some pictures up....

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post #5 of 824 Old 10-21-2011, 10:18 PM
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You have to convert to auto because...why? You have to upgrade tranny from the 4cyl but you can go either way.
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post #6 of 824 Old 10-21-2011, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Because i couldnt find a manual tranny anywhere they are hard to come by.. And i got a pretty decent deal on the whole setup.. But seriously i looked everywhere..

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That's just weird.
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post #8 of 824 Old 10-22-2011, 12:03 AM
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Get a full manual valve body and a ratchet shifter for it. It can still be fun.
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post #9 of 824 Old 10-22-2011, 08:39 AM
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A Jeep AX15 can be adapted to that motor. Use a bellhousing from a Dakota that had the 3.9 v6, it's the same tranny with the bellhousing to fit the 5.2/5.9 bell pattern. http://www.nagca.com/forum/showthread.php?t=44728 this is a detailed how to, pretty straight forward and that truck bellhousing should be a ton easier to find than the 1500 ram with a stick.

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post #10 of 824 Old 10-24-2011, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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A Jeep AX15 can be adapted to that motor. Use a bellhousing from a Dakota that had the 3.9 v6, it's the same tranny with the bellhousing to fit the 5.2/5.9 bell pattern. http://www.nagca.com/forum/showthread.php?t=44728 this is a detailed how to, pretty straight forward and that truck bellhousing should be a ton easier to find than the 1500 ram with a stick.
Thinking it will be way too much work.. Im prob just gonna stick to auto until i get some more money and get bored.. Then i may switch back... Well see how it goes.... Got the engine and tranny to the shop yesterday and pulled off the winch and front bumper. Tuesday ill start dismantling the front clip and fenders and on wednesday the 4 bangers coming out.. Ill keep you guys posted. I am excited

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post #11 of 824 Old 10-24-2011, 09:02 AM
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I will be watching this tread, As doing this swap just might be my winter project.

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post #12 of 824 Old 10-26-2011, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Day 1. Pulled off the fenders and hood.. I've got bad news... Unfortunately the truck I was driving in the mean time while I do this swap, I got in a wreck in at an intersection. As if things couldn't get worse for me. So I'll probably be spending the next two weeks or so fixing that(my grandfather wasn't to happy as it was his truck he loaned me) and putting Mac "my jeep" on the backburner... :/. I'll be sure to keep you guys posted
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post #13 of 824 Old 10-26-2011, 03:34 PM
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I'll trade you my NV3500 for your auto....

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post #14 of 824 Old 10-26-2011, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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I'll trade you my NV3500 for your auto....
Would do it but then id have to worry bout switchin ecms and itd just be a hassle...

On a sid note.. Got the truck from the wreckeryard ttoday

And got the grill off of the jeep

I have so much on my plate right now...
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post #15 of 824 Old 10-27-2011, 02:41 AM
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Sub'd... Always wanted to put a V8 into a Jeep. Dont have the money or know how though.

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