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    5.7 Hemi Conversion

    Anyone done it themselves? I lucked into a great deal on the entire set up out of low mileage running Jeep. 5.7vvt Hemi with 545rfe trans and Rubicon transfer case along with all the conversion parts except motor mounts and battery tray. Seems like it shouldn't be too bad. Most of the tricky stuff is already done. I would like to hear from any of you that have actually done it. Problems that arose, things you might change and or improvements that could be done easier prior to install. Thanks in advance!


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    Thatís a hell of a find! Canít help on the install, but looking forward to seeing if it works out.


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    Iíve done a few. What year are you putting it into? Reason I ask is the 5.7 isnít much of a gain over the 3.6, it is a noticeable difference over the 3.8 though. Always regret not just doing a 6.4.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bkac View Post
    Iíve done a few. What year are you putting it into? Reason I ask is the 5.7 isnít much of a gain over the 3.6, it is a noticeable difference over the 3.8 though. Always regret not just doing a 6.4.


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    Going in a 2011 which is the 3.8 should be a big improvement. I had plans to go LS or Hemi at some point anyway I just didn't think it would be this soon. I just moved up to 1 tons this year so I'm good to go there. I just want to make sure I have a reliable solid setup when I'm done. I drive it everywhere. No trailer. Any advice is appreciated. My little 3.8 has been super reliable. 90k on it with no problems at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    Thatís a hell of a find! Canít help on the install, but looking forward to seeing if it works out.


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    Me too! Just lucked out on the deal.


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    IMG_0928.jpg

    Now I just have to figure out how to get all this in the Jeep. Might be a little more than the normal weekend project.


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    Just a bit! Looks massive


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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    Just a bit! Looks massive


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    Thatís what she said


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    Great find man...and good luck with the install...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKbrick View Post
    Thatís what she said


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