I'm thinking of swapping in a V8 to the XJ, and am curious what's the average cost on an engine swap. I don't think I care about switching all the drivetrain, except maybe the tranny if needed. Just curiousity at this point.
Well, I was thinking of swapping since I would like to be able to tow with the XJ, and want it to still make it up hills. Would the stroker kit provide enought oomph to do that?
Also, anyone have or done the stroker kit, just curious how much gain you noticed/ do you have to run premium, how good/bad is the mileage, etc. How does it compare to supercharging???
With a stroker engine, you should have all the power your XJ chassis is capable of safely towing. When you get into engine swaps, cooling becomes a big issue. This is worse on an XJ with its short wide radiator.
I built my stroker in 98, before there was any information on the net about it, and the only kits were $$$$.
It has plenty of power, and with my set-up I can run on 87 octane. As far as mileage, I got 17 MPG with 35" tires when it was DD back then.