Hemi-izing the JK

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Hemi-izing the JK

Postby jayhawkclint » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:46 pm

There are 8,329mi left before the JK officially becomes my project rig. While I would love to do the 6.1 SRT swap, I think it may be a little outside the budget. Low mileage 5.7, however, seem to be cheap and plentiful. Am I going to regret going with the lower cost 5.7 route, or should I just be happy that I'm finally parting the 3.8 out to it's rightful place in someones's minivan?
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Re: Hemi-izing the JK

Postby soonermatt » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:26 pm

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Re: Hemi-izing the JK

Postby jjstasen » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:50 pm

5.7, 2.5 ton rockwells and 44" pitbulls
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Re: Hemi-izing the JK

Postby rlpetty43 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:20 pm

i think a cummins swap would be sweet
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Re: Hemi-izing the JK

Postby desertratt » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:52 am

The 5.7 would sure make the Jk more fun to drive...
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Re: Hemi-izing the JK

Postby Bugeater » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:35 am

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Re: Hemi-izing the JK

Postby Shrek » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:06 pm

Bugeater wrote:Ever think about an LS?

http://www.lswrangler.com/why-a-ls.html

I like this one, the all aluminum is not mutch weight difference than what you have now.
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Hemi-izing the JK

Postby jayhawkclint » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:12 pm

I have. I think they are the finest gas engines ever produced. If the right opportunity came along, I would do it.
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Re: Hemi-izing the JK

Postby snowbilt » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:56 pm

I would do a LS swap over the Hemi. Jeep Speed Shop(JSS) has done quite a few now and sell a kit.
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Re: Hemi-izing the JK

Postby Electricjman » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:25 pm

desertratt wrote:The 5.7 would sure make the Jk more fun to drive...



I agree with desertratt.
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