I have a 1993 YJ with a 2.5L AMC 150 I4 mated to an AX-5 five-speed manual transmission. I am assuming this because I’ve been trying to do a little research and found this article Jeep Wrangler Engine Options - VehicleHistory
which noted that for Transmission Options: The 2.5L I4 was offered with two transmissions. Initially, the AX-5
and later the 30RH. The AX-5 was a five-speed manual, it was mated to the I4 for all model years. Given I have an I4, I assume I have an AX-5.
In the same article for the 2.0L Hurricane I4-T, it noted that for Transmission Options: Only the eight-speed Torqueflite 850RE automatic transmission is fitted to the Hurricane motor.
My questions are
1.) Will the 2.0L Hurricane I4-T mount on my 1993 YJ frame without any modifications? I’m assuming since they are both I4, that I won’t need to make any adjustments, but you know what they say when you assume. I’d like to do what is necessary before I have the frame blasted, primed and painted.
2.) Can I mate the 2.0L Hurricane I4-T engine to the AX-5 transmission? If so, any issues with doing that?
3.) Beyond the transmission, will there be any issues using the 2.0L Hurricane I4-T engine with my 1993 YJ axles (Dana 30 up front and a Dana 35 in the rear)?
I don’t need a 700 hp engine for what I want to do. Daily driver/cruiser and mild to medium off roading, nothing extreme. I’m looking to do a 4 inch lift with 33" Tires. My current engine was a real dog with 32”s and a 3 inch body lift. I think with the extra HP the Hurricane provides and the larger tires, things will kinda even out, but I want to know if I can use the existing transmission and axles or if I need to look at other options, whether it be engine or transmission/axles.
Thank you in advance.