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Old 11-03-2008
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I have plenty of power in low for wheeling. LOL
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i got 166,000 on my 4.0L and its still pulling hard and hasn't had any engine problems. i just don't trust the transmissions in them. the 4.0 is a good engine and will last a long time if you ask me.
Hmm you have auto or manual??
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I have plenty of power in low for wheeling. LOL
Hahah if your electric one shifts into low

hehe... Yeah i dont doubt our low end. I guess i was just exploring options as my miles rack up..
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Thank you.. I just think a 4.6 or a 5.0 would be a neat swap. I just also fear being at over 91k that i am bound to have issues with my 4.0 soon
my dads buddy has a 95 with 200k on the original 4.0 a/t engine and trans

hell i rolled 100k not too long ago in mine
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A truck wont turn or stop as well as a car.
You sure about that?

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Sure you can spend a crap load of cash but in the end it wont be as good.
I'll take your word on that one mate, but beg to differ.

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Also it's not worth trying to get the truck to pass emissions. I'd swap a V8 if I lived in another state but not here. Also I'm not sure what Utah's emissions laws are like.
Doesn't matter what they are right now, I believe a Federal Mandate is right around the corner with Crusher-laws attached to them.
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Doesn't matter what they are right now, I believe a Federal Mandate is right around the corner with Crusher-laws attached to them.
wait so no more swaps other than another stock engine? Will people who are already swapped be grandfathered in? Thats crazy
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Wow this is all very interesting..

i still want to hear D.'s thoughts on boring out a 4.0l and doing all the internals on the truck haha..

but i think a turbo-charged 5.0l would be fun.
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i got 166,000 on my 4.0L and its still pulling hard and hasn't had any engine problems. i just don't trust the transmissions in them. the 4.0 is a good engine and will last a long time if you ask me.
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Yeah, hmm ill try to PM him about it. I really rather not boost my 4.0L being 91k miles is pretty high to me...




YES you are correct BL is not for me.. and neither is an excessive lift.

I want a modest lift that still rides smooth doesnt kill MPG and will allow 33's and some nice movement off-road.. I like the RCD-skyjacker-superlift hybrid hahah.


haha 91k haha 166k haha how about 259k and still running strong now were are talking only gaskets have been replaces on my truck nothing else no internal work or anything but i have had 3 trannys and clutches lol
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Hahah.. Yeah you win the mileage war.. were you hard on your motor though??
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his is the ohv, not the same motor as you have.
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