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Can I swap out straight six in a cj5 1983 with a V6?

Discussion in 'CJ' started by CJDill, Feb 10, 2024.

  1. Feb 10, 2024 at 3:22 PM
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    CJDill

    CJDill [OP] New Member

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    I am fairly new owner and need advice
     
  2. Feb 11, 2024 at 10:57 AM
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    shooter65

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    I'm not an expert at engine swaps but I'd be surprised if you couldn't. I assume you'll need a tranny swap also and source engine mounts, it will require new header pipes and probably stiffer suspension on the front.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2024 at 6:02 PM
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    MTgeezer

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    What is the incentive for this swap? If you are looking for more performance, it is unlikely you will find it unless you add two more cylinders to the hunt. And some V6's will come up far short of a 258 for off road wheeling including the pantystar 3.6. If you need a replacement engine, a late EFI 4.0 L straight six would be the go to. That will bolt in. Great low end torque and they last forever, 300k miles not being uncommon.
     
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