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Old 03-25-2008, 11:00 PM   #1
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would a supercharged (Eaton Gen 5 Supercharger) 3800 Series III V6 engine fit into the engine compartment of a wrangler? 255 hp and 280 ft·lbf

sorta wrecked my moms car and im wondering if i should just buy it for the motor.. the car is a grand prix gtp

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Old 03-26-2008, 12:06 AM   #2
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Didn't GM just recall like two million of those cars for possible car fire?

If they can drop in a 5.7L HEMI without any mods, I don't see why a V6 wouldn't fit.

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Dang, thats a nice motor. Id deff. go for it. I mean, you could build a bigger stroker for probably less than you buy the car and it will produce more torque and power than that at lower rpms though. But you'd need to tear your motor apart then or have a good core from a salvage yard.

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Old 03-26-2008, 09:30 AM   #4
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is it a dohc motor? if so it might be tight
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:58 AM   #5
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Isn't that a transverse mounted motor? Would that complicate a swap into your jeep?
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:48 AM   #6
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Isn't that a transverse mounted motor? Would that complicate a swap into your jeep?
i've never heard of any adapter to put that motor to any trans that would work. fast motor, that was the only car to beat me in my porsche i had. lots of hp, but i don't know how that's gonna act for a jeep, that torque number sounds good, if thats right.

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