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I'm new to the forum but am a proud owner of a 95' Jeep CJ7 and am looking for help. I currently use my Jeep for hunting purposes but am looking at getting into bogging and trail riding. It has a small 4 cylinder and it's just not enough. I don't won't to add the weight of a V-8 and would really just like to stick with the 4 banger. I need some insight on juicing it up to perform any ideas would be greatly appreciated
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Trails would be ok but you're gonna need more then a 4 banger to go bogging. 4.0 maybe? Welcome to JG!
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Re: New to the forum and need some insight

If its a 95 then its a YJ . Does it have square headlights ? They quit making the CJ7 in 1986 . Thats when they switched to the YJ,s

as for a 4.0 swap , you would need to change engine , tranny , and Transfercase and of course the computer. The tranny and transfercase have a different spline count , Therefore making them incompatible with the 4 bangers .

The differenials in your current set up should be 4:10 ( all 4 cyl. had 4:10's ) and would work great up to about a 35" tire.

although if you plan on romping on it alot and do the 4.0 swap , I would consider getting chrome molly's for the rear diff'. This is what i did in my 94 and never had a problem with the dana 35 and i was beating it off rocks.

If you end up going with the V8 then you will need to change all of the above plus the rear diff . ( a ford 8.8 or 9" would be good)

-------8.8 are almost a direct swap plus if you get the right years you will get disk brakes .


--------you can also get a dana 44 from a grand cherokee ( rare ) . the V8's with the tow package has these. They usually get scarffed up rather quickly.

sorry if I am giving To much Info but Aleast you will have some idea of what you will need


Oh and I moved this to the Wrangler section
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