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Old October 13th, 2011, 09:17 PM   #1
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Looking to do engine swap in my 1994 Jeep Wrangler 4.0l HO EFI
was considering
4.7 inline six stroker by Jakes Racing Engines
5.3 vortec chevy maybe carb conversion for simpleness
or sbc 327 or 350 carbed
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Old October 13th, 2011, 09:22 PM   #2
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Inline six would bolt right in place, lot less work than dropping a small block in.
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Old October 13th, 2011, 09:24 PM   #3
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i would like to build for the future though, i would eventually like to upgrade to bigger stuff if i stick with the straight six there is only so much i can do
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Old October 13th, 2011, 09:26 PM   #4
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small block, cheaper and more power...
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carbuerating it would be the worse thing to do. people are too intimidated by modern fuel injection.
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get the right carb you will be fine, mines carbed and i've never had an issue...
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get the right carb you will be fine, mines carbed and i've never had an issue...
not the point I was making. fuel injection will outperform a carb in any and every situation. I think alot of "old school" guys are just intimidated by new technology. I dont know you, or the original poster. just a generalization.

I have a carbuerated 350 now. cant wait to step up to a gen III
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Know of a wrangler with a stroker 4.7 in it. It works really really good. Lots and lots of power. Bolt in installation. IT DOESNT OVER HEAT!! and it was waaay cheaper for the hp. Just my .o2.
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Yea i understand what your saying and agree.
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i like the stroker but its really pricey and my upgrades are limited for the future would love to eventually have something monster but this is just a first step
Thanks for the advice and still considering everything
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I'm putting a 5.3 in my CJ. it's a pretty simple swap & the wiring and everything is actually pretty simple! go with fuel injection far superior over a carb IMO!
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Stroker motors work well if you like the 6 cyl..

I'm on my 3rd SBC in this jeep. I ran a mildly buit 350 with an Edelbrock carb, a 5.7 Vortec with a Truck Avenger carb and now a 6.0 with EFI.

If you are going with a V8 and TRULY going to wheel it off road, go EFI.
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