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Old April 25th, 2019, 17:35
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Exclamation Mid 90's Cherokee

I'm wanting to get back into a Jeep ride, and I really like the Cherokee, But being a uni-body I know there is so much I can do. Has anyone heard of anyone powerstroked a Cherokee and reinforcing the uni-body? I'm also wanting to lift it about 4 inches. Any suggestions, and advice would be appreciated.

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Old April 25th, 2019, 19:59
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Mid 90's Cherokee

Pretty sure the powersteoke is going to be too large/heavy for the XJ even if you reinforced the shit out of it.

I think the popular diesel swap right now is a VW Jetta engine.

If you got the money the R2.8 cummins would be a very nice solution but would run 9 grand before adapters and what not.

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Old April 26th, 2019, 10:51
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Re: Mid 90's Cherokee

^this.

A 99-05 TDI motor out of a Golf/Jetta/Beetle would be a much better option than trying to do a powerstroke.

Here's a couple XJ/MJ swaps over on my TDI board to give you ideas:

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=464556

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=495415

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=464474

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=475193
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Re: Mid 90's Cherokee

For a powerstroke, you're looking at an engine that is way too wide and is over double the weight of the stock 4.0, you're going to have a tough time not only fitting it, but you're going to have to run much stiffer springs to support the added weight.
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Too much torque/weight/size/engine for an XJ. LS is bad idea as well.



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