V8 swap into XJ?

5

Asked by Feb 18, 2010 at 12:18 AM about the Jeep Cherokee

Question type: Car Customization

Ive been thinking a lot about cramming a v8 into my cherokee. i know the gut reaction for everyone is "get a 350" but i wanna do something different.
I can get my hands on a 318 or a 360 pretty easy. Has anyone done anything like this?

4 Answers

65

Man you have to do a lot of fab work to do a V8 swap but if you have the knowledge and the money then go for it. I like the idea with sticking with mopar small blocks. So don't like the 4.0?

5

I love my 4.0 its a fantastic engine.. But I'm also power hungry lol

95

have you tought about stroking it,the strockers are very strong and fast,i got a 1990 commanche 4liter 5 speed and i was thinking about a v-8 too,for thr room it's ok

95

the only bug i see is 4 the pcm and tranny,transfer case configuration ,if you want to keep the 4wd,think about the tuffness of you axel,you might end up whit a big price tag

Your Answer

Cherokee

Looking for a Used Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 68,261 nationwide Cherokee listings starting at $2,795.

ZIP:

Jeep Cherokee Experts

  • #1
    swtcat13
    Reputation
    1,950
  • #2
    Daniel Guillen-Pizzorni
    Reputation
    1,750
  • #3
    Luis660399
    Reputation
    1,600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
788 Great Deals out of 75,842 listings starting at $899
Used Jeep Wrangler
254 Great Deals out of 18,607 listings starting at $1,950
Used Jeep Compass
261 Great Deals out of 53,343 listings starting at $2,495
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
383 Great Deals out of 78,922 listings starting at $6,500
Used Jeep Renegade
210 Great Deals out of 25,851 listings starting at $10,499
Used Toyota 4Runner
253 Great Deals out of 33,378 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Escape
951 Great Deals out of 109,253 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Patriot
344 Great Deals out of 13,806 listings starting at $2,400
Used Jeep Liberty
146 Great Deals out of 6,051 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
810 Great Deals out of 65,131 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda CR-V
490 Great Deals out of 73,266 listings starting at $1,699
Used Toyota RAV4
417 Great Deals out of 75,381 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Edge
690 Great Deals out of 52,683 listings starting at $2,922
Used Chevrolet Equinox
860 Great Deals out of 75,405 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,316 Great Deals out of 214,997 listings starting at $1,300

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.