Golen has a great warranty, Newcomer has higher torque and hp numbers.......Never heard of them until now. Golen seems to be the go to name for 4.0 stroker engines.
Golen has a great warranty, Newcomer has higher torque and hp numbers.......
I really want the 2.8 Cummins but $20,000 is a bit out of reach for me and my 15 year old LJ
The mpgs are great, but the $13-14k difference buys a lot of gasoline. Plus swapping one 4.0 for another is a weekend plus a day or two as opposed to a month. Not to mention I have not found anyone who has gotten cruise control figuredout on the 2.8.....for long trips cc is pretty much mandated......
Last time I texted him he had not..... it is still $20,000😭😩I know, once you do the math on the gas, you start to realize doing a diesel swap for MPGs isn't very cost beneficial. I guess you could run biofuel though if you really wanted.
@DieselJeep has the R2.8 swap as well as someone else (can't remember who). I wonder if he's figured out the cruise control.
Last time I texted him he had not..... it is still $20,000😭😩
Discussions with my builder about folks that want an 87 octane build are along the lines of "why bother?".Many strokers are designed to run on 87. Just depends on things like the compression, pistons, cam, head, etc. And of course the tune.
We are fixing to do a stroker in one of the builds we did. Projected installed cost at this point is around the cost of parts for a low mileage V8.How much would it cost to do a V8 swap rather than the stroker? I hate running premium, but there's tons of V8s around here for cheap as donors. Big job, but certainly less than the R2.8. A lot of stuff depends on your skill level though and access to equipment.
I've been looking at a few other diesel swaps lately and the TDI swap seems relatively easy and can be done relatively cheap. I think I saw where 180 hp ie 300+ ft lbs is very easy to do and reliable, if you really want to go diesel. That engine takes a bit longer to produce the ponies, but find a donor vehicle, pull the engine, swap out a few known problematic parts and install new ones and hook the same engine wires back up kind of a thing.
I think the TDI swap would take longer if you don't want to spend $$$$ on a kit. I also would prefer a diesel with more displacement. I'm pretty sure if a 5.9L Cummins was installed in my Jeep I'd get even better fuel economy on the road.
I haven't figured out the cruise, nor have I tried, but several have. However I did talk with Dakota digital and they've got stuff to add for cruise control via GPS, but I've been told not to do it that way. You just need to talk to a few people and you'll probably have to call and get a non-official answer, because no one wants to be liable if there's a problem.
It's kind of area dependent and the closer you get to where you want to be off-road, the more ridiculous premium fuel gets.
For me premium fuel means making a trip to get fuel and in a Jeep that doesn't do well with fuel economy the trip might take a couple gallons or so, but nearby premium is probably $1+ than even diesel. If you live in town it's not a big deal.