So we recently got my buddy’s Lexus 1UZ-FE V8 Swapped Jeep Wrangler up and running, and he decided the best way to break it in was to beat on it relentlessly.
Sorry for the vertical video, I wasn’t the one filming! Anyways, here’s a project we’ve been working on for a while. It’s completely and utterly stupid, which is what makes it so great.
Here’s a project I did quite a long time ago (~5 years ish) with a friend. We slapped a turbocharger on his 1996 F-250 with a 7.5L V8 (460) v8. It’s a remote turbo located just aft of the cab. It was quite a project, with lots of welding and piping running all over the place.
I know some people are scared to hit the rev limiter, but I personally rate engines based on how good their rev limiter sounds. There’s nothing quite like just kissing the rev-limiter and then grabbing the next gear.
So the past few months I’ve been helping a buddy swap a Lexus 1UZ V8 into his Jeep XJ Cherokee. Why? Because the Jeep AW4 automatic is the same thing as a Lexus LS400 A340E automatic, and my local junkyard had a relatively low-miles 1UZ available for just $180. What more reason do you need?
Here’s a video of its first…