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Engine Swap Options

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2006 9:46 am    Post subject: Engine Swap Options Reply with quote

I've got a '00 TJ with the 4cyl. engine in it. I'm considering an engine swap in the next year or so, and want to get as much info ahead of time as possible.
I know one option is the 4.0. It's a sure fit, and is as close to plug-n-play as I'm gonna get.
Option 2 is a V8 from DC. Maybe a Hemi. Still a (fairly) easy install, and works here in CA(Smog Nazis).
Option 3 would be the 3.7l v6 out of the Liberty. Has this been attempted? Also, how durable is that engine, and how much of an upgrade would it be?
Option 4, which would be the 'fun' pick, is to drop a modular 4.6l Ford into it. Tons of fab and wiring, but would be waaaay different when it's done.

If anyone has other suggestions or hints/tips, let me know. As far as CA rules go, the TJ is classified as a 'light truck' so any '00 or newer engine, along with all of it's pollution control, from a 'light truck' is valid for a swap.

Peter M
'00 White TJ

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