You'll never guess where the V8 came from.
Engine swaps are not uncommon in the car world. You often hear stories about people shoving an LS1 into the occasional Miata or 240SX. However, the owner of this YJ Jeep Wrangler decided to put a very different V8 into his car. The car's stock 4.0-liter inline-six was ready to die, so the owner swapped in a 1UZ V8 engine from a 1995 Lexus LS400. The engine had over 200,000 miles on it and cost only $250. For that amount of money, the owner got a 32-valve, double-overhead-cam V8 with 256 hp and 353 lb-ft of torque.
Matt Farah bought an LS400 with almost a million miles, so we know that this engine can last for a while. However, getting the engine to work in the car required using a Toyota 4Runner Flywheel, Camaro clutch disc, Jeep NP231 transfer case, and a 1967 Chevy SM420 4-speed.