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atsevis
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Joined: 01 Dec 2006
Location: ILLINOIS

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:24 pm    Post subject: Engine Swap Reply with quote

Has anyone ever heard of/ actually swapped a cummins I6 diesel into their XJ?
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Brad The Best
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Joined: 14 Jan 2007
Location: Kamloops B.C Canada

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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not a fan of such an idea a 4 cylinder cummins or cat is a way better idea .

ya its not a xj but one in a xj is just to stupid of a idea. coming from a owner of 3 xjs and a 03 1 ton 5.9L cummins
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DavidXJ
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Joined: 07 Sep 2006
Location: Visalia, CA

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am in the process of swapping a '93 Cummins I-6 into a '75 F-250. Even on this large truck I am having to beef up the frame, cut out and modify the crossmemer, and make room for the valve covers against the fire wall, not to mention how large the radiator has to be. Unless you took out the guts of your dash and made a sheetmetal firewall box that extended into the dash, then added a whole lot of steel to beef up the front end, I just don't see how a Cummins I-6 would ever fit into a Cherokee. Not to say it isn't possible, (anything is possible given enough time and money), but I would take Brad the Best's advice and look into a Cummins I-4 instead. Before I made the decision to put the I-6 into my Ford, I took a long hard look at the wrecked '93 Dodge and my Cherokee with a tape measure, and came to the conclusion that it just wasn't a viable option.
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1fox2go
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Location: Fishersville, Virginia

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the I6 cummins is way to big for the engine bay of the xj, then on top of that the dana 30 wont take the weight, you would need at least a dana 60, chrysler tried a d44 and it wouldnt hold up so dana 60 is the minimum, then on top of that the unibody is in no way shape or form strong enough for the torque of that motor
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Brad The Best
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the inline 4 intercooled turbocharged cat engines are actually pretty good , and you can mount them up to some gm transmission i forget which one i was thinking about doing this to a tj or yj but dont want to spend 3500$ on a used engine and then tranny
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