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    Question What would you do?

    OK. I have been on the fence for awhile about dropping a new engine in my Jeep. I have a 93 YJ and it's a 4 bagger. I want to know what engine you would drop in it and why? Also what would be an easy drop in engine?
    Let me know your thoughts and why? This is not my DD. Thanks
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    If I had a choice, I'd like a 350. They are plentiful, as are upgrades. They have stood the test of time. Mainly it's personal preference, but I think it would go nice with a T400 tranny as well. Like I said, this is only my opinion based off of no research or clue on doing engine swaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailsnail View Post
    If I had a choice, I'd like a 350. They are plentiful, as are upgrades. They have stood the test of time. Mainly it's personal preference, but I think it would go nice with a T400 tranny as well. Like I said, this is only my opinion based off of no research or clue on doing engine swaps.
    X2 with trailsnail. Tons of good stuff out there for a painless install. The 400 might be a little long though and create a rear driveshaft shortage. If you can afford it, go with 700R4. With that you get a shorter trans, overdrive and a deeper first gear.

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    Deffinately 350...Like what was mentioned above...They are a dime a dozen, and parts a extremely cheap compared to other engines. You can also build them to do crazy things.....
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    Are you looking to replace, or step up?

    I know I'm gonna catch a lot of crap for this, but why not drop in another 4 banger? With proper gearing in the axles and tcase, they are comparable in performace to a V8. Lighter in weight, reliable.

    You won't have the ungodly amount of torque that breaks parts.

    Just my .02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mp101v View Post
    Are you looking to replace, or step up?

    I know I'm gonna catch a lot of crap for this, but why not drop in another 4 banger? With proper gearing in the axles and tcase, they are comparable in performace to a V8. Lighter in weight, reliable.

    You won't have the ungodly amount of torque that breaks parts.

    Just my .02.

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    I will bite, I am wanting to step-up. I want more power (Tim the tool man Taylor: Home improvement). With what I am running currently lacks power!! But I am open for suggestions..
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    Why not go with a powertrain out of a ZJ (93-98 Grand Cherokee)? V8 (5.2 or 5.9), auto, 231 TC. You could get a donor, and do the swap no problem. It keeps it all Chrysler (if thats what you want to do).

    The SBC 350 are a dime a dozen, so parts are plentiful.

    Just throwin ideas out.
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    That is what I am looking for good Ideas like you all have. Pros and cons.. This isn't going to happen over night but I am starting a plan of action!
    May take a year or so but I want more power.. Someone told me before just to get a transfer case with more gearing and beef up the axels with different gears.... I want to try and stay with Chrysler.
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    I've never done a major engine swap before so take all this with a grain of salt.

    Another idea would be to step up from the 4-banger to 4.0L I-6. It would be pretty much a bolt-in upgrade and a tried-and-true engine setup. It would keep it Chrysler, something that came in that vehicle, and they are plentiful. This would keep down the price of the swap and make the whole process almost seamless.

    However, if you want the big power of a V-8 and still want to keep it Chrysler you have a couple of options not already mentioned. You could go with a 304 out of a CJ-7 or contact Burnsville Offroad and put a 7.2L Hemi in it!
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    there you go darnell, the 7.2 HEMI
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