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Old 07-28-2013, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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small turbo diesel into a WJ

So, you assholes inspred me.the wife is getting a new car this year, so I am taking possession of the Heep. The 4.0 and factory drivetrain have had about all they can handle, so im really leaning towards a 4cyl turbo diesel setup. Only thing is, im lost when it comes to diesels. Can someone, anyone.... hell everyone give me some good, engine/transmission combos that would be good for this type of build. Over all plan is locked 44's (or a comparable alternative) with 35's. Leaf spung in the rear, and either a ford style ttb or toyot ifs. Main goal is a packed in camping vehicle, no longer than 4or so days in remote areas with semi long term stints between fuel stops. Will need to be able to pull moderatley heavy trailer (hence ther rear leafs) but dont wanna be beat to death while driving on the road. Im open to ANY and ALL suggestions. Thanks fellas.
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Ah, danka rocky. It was actually between You and Jesse_@_TLT (Ma deuce) that inspired me to get crackin. The build skills and ingenuity that you guys possess is out of this world.
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Where do yo live? Are there any restrictions on what year or vehicle class engine can be swapped in due to emissions regs? If you don't know this, that would be the first thing to investigate.
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Where do yo live? Are there any restrictions on what year or vehicle class engine can be swapped in due to emissions regs? If you don't know this, that would be the first thing to investigate.
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I dont know the regs, but I live in texas. Regulations are pretty much non existant. As long as it has 2 headlights that aren't more than 54 inches, I'm good. And if it isnt, ill cut the VIN off the body and register it as a custom kit car or some shit.

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You could run a 2.8L diesel that was in the Liberties. Or even the old 3.0L in the grand Cherokee's. But most those are expensive initial costs. But they would have trans and transfer case ready to go.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I thought about doing a jeep to jeep swap, but im finding myself wanting to remove as much electrical components as possible when it comes to the engine, as I feasably can. Not that I dont like them, but you cant beat a cummins on reliability, plus some thing tells me that ,maintenance and upkeep, and the inital install would be worlds cheaper than using a chrysler licensed setup.maybe I oughtta just buy a ram 2500 instead...
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I would check out the mercedes om617. There are plenty of adapters for the motor and it makes respectable power.
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Then I would also suggest a Mercedes diesel. They are small and designed for pass car use instead of heavy trucks/machines. I don't have any experience with them, but they seem to have a very good reputation among swappers. My neighbor has an older diesel Mercedes sedan and he really likes it aside from it not being turbo'd.
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I would check out the mercedes om617. There are plenty of adapters for the motor and it makes respectable power.
I would suggest looking into OM603/OM606 engines... more modern and powerfull.
OM606 with mechanical fuelpump with larger plungers are capable of 400+hp/800NM on a standard block. (search youtube for blacksmoke racing).

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Or even the old 3.0L in the grand Cherokee's. But most those are expensive initial costs. But they would have trans and transfer case ready to go.
Those VM-engines have shitty reputation. I've let myself believe that if maintained and used properly, they are ok, but if not there's problems to come. Mainly they tend to have problems with head gaskets and oil leaks (which is expensive to fix as there's a crack on a adapter IIRC).
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