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Old 10-14-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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V8 swap?

So I have been wondering if I did want to swap a V8 into my Jeep, what all would I need i.e, Type of motor, transmission/t-case and so on...also would it be worth it.

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Old 10-14-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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You need to decide on a few things before anyone can give you a straight answer.

1. What V8? GM LS? 5.7 Hemi, Dodge Magnum? What type of transmission? Each engine will require a different build plan.
2. How much are you willing/able to spend?
3. Have you already upgraded your axles? A Dana 35 aint gonna do it.
4. Do you have the tools and ability to to this yourself or are you having it professionally done?
5. What type of inspection/emmissions standards do you have to meet?
6. Have you done any research on whats actually involved in doing a V8 conversion?

Put some answers to these questions and you'll get a better response from those of us who have done it.

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Old 10-15-2012, 03:11 AM   #3
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What if we were wanting to keep the NSG370 and have an OBII V8? Preferably all aluminum.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:42 PM   #4
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If you want help with the decision making process, go to NOVAKJEEPCONVERSION.COM on the internet. They can answer everything regarding jeep conversions and they have an extensive data base.

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Old 10-15-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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^^^they do as long as your a GM versed guy. Nothing wrong with that, but there are those of us who aren't
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Yeah, spend a few hours reading through this...great info:

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If it were me putting the cash into a swap I'd go 4BT... but that's just me.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:29 AM   #8
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I guess there isn't a way to use the newer Hemi 6.1L with the NSG370?
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You can put anything into anything, your just gonna have to make all the parts to make it fit......but that's where the fun is
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You can put anything into anything, your just gonna have to make all the parts to make it fit......but that's where the fun is
Really the main thing I need is just the NSG370 transmission to 6.1L Hemi adapter and motor mounts. I can do the rest myself. Do you know of any currently for sale?
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Wish I could help you, but I am a Ford man. Have you tried some dodge forums? I doubt your gonna find motor mounts for a jeep anywhere, unless they are the same as some other small block dodge.
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Really the main thing I need is just the NSG370 transmission to 6.1L Hemi adapter and motor mounts. I can do the rest myself. Do you know of any currently for sale?

That trans is not up to the HP and torque of a 6.1.

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