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Old 06-02-2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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528 hemi in a 95 yj

i was out at my girlfriends house and found a 528 hemi sittin in a shed. she said it was an old project her roommate started and i could have the motor. i tore it apart and sent it to get media-blasted. im definitely gonna rebuild it, but i don't know if i should attempt in putting it in my yj or not. i've got a 95 with a 3" suspension lift and a 6" soa conversion. haven't upgraded axles or driveshaft yet as i'm waiting to do it all at once with the new motor. any suggestions on what kind of axles will support that, what kind of tranny will mount up, or better yet, will it even fit? thanks for the help and pointers! (and i know that it's gonna be a bear to relocate mounting brackets, that i'll have to upgrade air intake, radiator, all that stuff. i'm more concerned about driveshaft...)

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Old 06-02-2008, 02:41 PM   #2
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not sure about a 528 but my buddy has a YJ and runs a LT1 with his stock dana 44 rear (4.10's) and the stock front axle (dana 30) with no problems. oh and he has 33's. he hasn't wheeled it since the v8 has been put in though (and doesn't plan to)

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Old 06-02-2008, 03:19 PM   #3
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save it for a hotrod. my vote would be a charger
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dude put it in, the mounts are gonna be easy, and advanced adaptors can make a tranny mount for anything, look for a nv3550 or an nv4500 those are great for your application.i would imagine you will kill a d35 with that engine though..so start lookin for a d44 or even a d60. good luck
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what do you do with your jeep? just mud? or rock crawling, and trails? if you just use it as a mudder, then throw it in, and put d 60, or rockwells. if you use it on the rocks, or trails that might be excessive. and carbed motors don't do so good on hills in tight trails. kinda embarrassing when your hemi won't stay runnin on a hill.

if you want wow factor, do it.
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:36 PM   #6
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How does someone spend that much money on a motor and leave it behind?

You positive that it's a 528?
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:03 PM   #7
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I've got 3 words for you; Snap (as in "What will happen to my axles?"), Crackle, (as in "What will happen to my frame?") and Pop (as in "What will happen to my tires?")!
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:29 PM   #8
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I say do it! How wide is a 528 hemi? You could just attach your fenders to the motor.
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as for the first question, i'm gonna be muddin mainly, and maybe some offroad stuff, but no hardcore crawling or anything. and it really is for a wow factor... i've never heard of it, all the more reason for me to do it in my mind. and the motor was actually a friend's late husbands, who got it from his dad out of an old cuda that got demolished (rear end and frame, no motor damage.) it's been sittin for close to 8 or 9 years, def gonna take some work and some serious time. and the third, frame is solid (but my buddy is in the process of helpin me beef it up and completely box it.) axles are obviously gonna be replaced, and tires, if you can run tires over rocks and other obstacles that would slash normal street tires, i'm pretty confident in the fact that a motor won't pop my tires (especially when dick cepek f-c kevlar tires are bein thrown on the ends of those beefy axles.)
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:27 PM   #10
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You do know that the 528 is not an original hemi from the 70's... but a crate motor, that was not available till after 1991. It is built directly from the plans of the old 426 Hemi's but are all new.
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yea, i found that out after some research yesterday. oh well, if i was puttin it into a musclecar or makin a hotrod, i'd care... but look at the application. a little out there to start off with.

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