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Re: CHEAPEST PERFORMANCE MOD
It all depends on what you are starting out with and what you want to end up with. If you have a strong tranny in your jeep and want to swap in a 360, it wont cost that much. I got lucky and bought a jeep with a t18, I didn't even know what I was getting the guy told me it was a t5. I also have a old cherokee with a 360 in it just laying around. So I had the perfect tranny and motor already, which are probably the most expensive parts. If you use an AMC V8 and a jeep tranny you probably wont need any adapters which will save you lots of money.
I have not gotten time to do my swap yet but here is what it should cost.
engine- already have
passenger side motor mount- $??? ( I have heard that the 258 mount can be modified to work, so I am going to try this, or a set of MORE bomb proof mounts for $200
new custom exhaust- $250
Other misc parts- (throttle cable, fuel line....) $150
I think if everything works out I should be able to get it done for around $500.
The 258 come from the factory with just over a 100 hp the 360 is well over 200hp! are you going to get that kind of boost from a TR and a set of headers? Also the torque is boosted almost that much.