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Old 02-13-2011, 12:59 AM   #1
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Hey guys
I was wondering if anybody has converted a 97 4.0 with the distributed to a 2000 4.0 coil pack ignition system ?
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Why? You would need a pcm as well to run the coil drivers, new cam sensor etc.
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Coil packs have a stronger spark and are higher in the motor . They are have less moving parts too .
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they also dont last as long, and are a pian in the *** to work with when it comes to replacing plugs!
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Yes you can do it, but the pre 2000 don't have the threaded holes for the coil packs, and you will need the 2000 sensors/pcm/and harness.
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Do an hei conversion
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Yeah I'm thinking of and HEI too and I might go that route. My 97 is hard to start and I'm going to go through the motor soon. So I was thinking of updating to a newer ignition system.
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need an coilpack uprade for my 01 xj, thinking of using chevy ls6 6.0 year 06-08 coils with msd complete ignition/coil/rev limiter complete kit. i was jus wondering if i need to replace my computer with a new aftermarket or jus upgrade mine with a programmer/chip? i know i can use chevy parts on my 4.0, pirate4x4.com has a forum with the "project bonneville comanche" extrudabody.com has the price for the custom "jeep Inline 6 45mm ITB Kit Complete" for $2,000 which is used in the project comanche.

off topic i have heard of the 4.0 all aluminum stroker motor from mopar has anyone heard or have any info on this!
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need an coilpack uprade for my 01 xj, thinking of using chevy ls6 6.0 year 06-08 coils with msd complete ignition/coil/rev limiter complete kit. i was jus wondering if i need to replace my computer with a new aftermarket or jus upgrade mine with a programmer/chip? i know i can use chevy parts on my 4.0, pirate4x4.com has a forum with the "project bonneville comanche" extrudabody.com has the price for the custom "jeep Inline 6 45mm ITB Kit Complete" for $2,000 which is used in the project comanche.

off topic i have heard of the 4.0 all aluminum stroker motor from mopar has anyone heard or have any info on this!
I'm lovin that engine! Hows it run?
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its smooth with so much ***** ! its like putting a 572 bb in a 87 suburban but better my buddy sold his jeep for $12,000 i wanna do the same thing he did but my jeep is a 01 so i have that coil pack ! but like they say jeep xj's aren't bought they are made!
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