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Old 06-16-2009, 11:38 AM   #1
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If I wanted to get a new engine for my 96 2.3l 2wd 5 speed, what years would be compatable? Or would it be as easy to upgrade to a 3.0?
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:07 PM   #2
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if you just replace the long block, you should be able to use a '95 to early '01, the 2.5 replacing the 2.3 in '98.

swapping to the 3.0 would be a lot more work involving a whole new tranny and different wiring
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What if I wanted complete plug and play? If I could find a donor truck to strip parts off of without changing everything from one to the other
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