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    Ford ecoboost in a JK?!

    So check check this out. I just so happen to have at my disposal the following:

    -2013 ford 3.5L ecoboost engine/trans pulled from an explorer sport
    -A grandfather who is a great mechanic/welder/fabricator/creative mind

    Opinions anyone? I think this is a really cool idea, given the 365 hp engine is much more powerful and fuel efficient than this damn 3.8 liter. Plus it sound fun and challenging. I get to feel like an engineer for a little lol

    Would be going in a 2010 JK 2 door sport
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    Sounds awesome and a cool idea!. Only issue I see is getting the ecu and electronics to all work together. Look at the wiring issues Moby had with a common LS swap.


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    A Ford engine in a Jeep, that's getting back to the roots so to speak.:thumbup:

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    each to his own when it comes to what is "fun."
    That would not be my idea of fun - to what advantage would you gain by sticking a Ford into a JK?
    The 3.8 is not the best but it ain't that bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorwug View Post
    each to his own when it comes to what is "fun."
    That would not be my idea of fun - to what advantage would you gain by sticking a Ford into a JK?
    The 3.8 is not the best but it ain't that bad.
    Well the point of the ecoboost was more that I just happen to have one. But I feel there would be. Lot of gain here. 365hp in the Eco vs 205 in the 3.8, and an even better comparison in torque plus the engine in itself has better fuel consumption. If it can pull around an F-150 with no problem and get decent mpg, I'd love to see what it can do to a jeep!
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    I really like the ecoboost engine, i think it would be a cool swap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post
    Sounds awesome and a cool idea!. Only issue I see is getting the ecu and electronics to all work together. Look at the wiring issues Moby had with a common LS swap.


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    True with the Ecu. Probably end up dragging it to roush to see if they could solve those issues.
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    I say go for it! I'd love to see it and would be interested as well if it works out

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    I think it would be cool as well if it could be made into a simple conversion, like the Hemi and LS swaps..

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    Quote Originally Posted by munstie View Post
    I think it would be cool as well if it could be made into a simple conversion, like the Hemi and LS swaps..
    True. I guess we will see what happens once I can free up some time.
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