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post #1 of 4 Old 08-13-2020, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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95 YJ engine replacement

Any good suggestions on replacing the stock 4 cyl to either a Jeep 6 cyl or a small block v-8? Need more towing power on road for a 18' aluminum boat and 10' utility trailer. Thanks

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-13-2020, 11:43 AM
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There are plenty of options, what is your budget, and who is going to do the work ? Will it need to pass a smog test ?

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Do not want to spend more than Jeep is worth. No on the smog test . If the replacement is non-computer driven then I will change out and let the grandson learn as well
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-13-2020, 03:55 PM
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An engine swap is never really easy or cheap, finding a rusty or wrecked 95 4.0 YJ would be simplest.
Swapping out the 4 cyl. you'll have to swap the trans too if it's a stick,not sure about an auto.

I suppose you could get a 258 in there with no computer but why? and you'd still need a trans...

Anything else will require welding etc.

Not sure I'd tow much with my YJ... just sayin...

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