Don't let them beat you down. If I was driving an older (pre-HO) 6cyl or a 4cyl XJ, I'd be looking for a good fuel injected Chev 4.3 to swap in. If I was going to upgrade my axles, I'd swap a Chev V8 in.Originally posted by XJ_Junkie II:
I knew it was some work. I was just curious thats all.
Yeah Jon we both know it doesnt take a whole lot of power to wrinkle sheetmetal.Originally posted by jeeponrock:
If I had a 4.0 HO XJ, I wouldn't consider an engine swap. These motors work well and have enough power for what I do.
A exo cage or an internal cage with the unibody stiffners takes care of the twisting problem. Adding big tires and wheeling an XJ hard will twist the body just as fast.i was researching the 350 cherokee swap, and along the way found an xj for sale with a 350, a day later Also talked to a guy who helped that swap, nikon_jeeper was quite correct, the unibody was twisted to hell from the torque.
LOL. I'd like to see what you consider real wheeling. You can get by with gearing but being able to spin the tire sure comes in handy (and I'm not talking about mud runs either).not to mention you dont need the hp for real wheeling, its your gearing (unless your one of those 'rust my truck nothing from mud runs' kinda guys.