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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-25-2002, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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How Can a ZJ 5.2L Engine be put into a YJ

I think i killed my daughters '94 ZJ by t-boning a BMW Z-3 that a 16 year old kid drove through a red light Saturday. [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] He and his girl friend got the worse of it. If I had been driving my CJ-7, that boy would have been dead. Sunday my son started thinking that the ZJ 5.2L would be awful nice in his '89 YJ. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I would like to know how hard it is to do the swap, if anyone makes kits, and if anyone has some lessons learned from doing this swap.

The YJ currently has a 4.2L, AX-15 tranny, NP 231 t-case, Dana 35 with Super 35 OX and 4.10 gears. Front axel is a stock Dana 30 with OX, 4.10 gears, and a posi-lock.

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Re: How Can a ZJ 5.2L Engine be put into a YJ

It'd be pretty tough, but could be done. Keep in mind everything on the ZJ is computer-controlled. So by swapping the motor, you'd have to swap the computer also. You'd be better off swapping the whole driveline, as the tranny needs the computer also (or do you have the 42rh?)
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Re: How Can a ZJ 5.2L Engine be put into a YJ

Check out the novak adapters page. They have just started making motor mounts and such for mopar swaps into jeeps.

http://www.novak-adapt.com/
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Dicussion about Swap , Jeeper has done this swap... Hell just goto Google and type in Swap 5.2L into YJ... alot of results come up so sit back! [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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