The Pentastar is going to be the perfect engine. Not sure what the HP will be for the Wrangler version but it will be a nice little boost in HP as well as torque. A Hemi would by too much in my opinion.
For the money, anyone could build any small block of their choice to smoke that drop in "hemi"....for what AEV wants for just the conversion parts, you could build an entire motor lol. maybe I am old school, but the whole hemi thing is played out. If its not a 426 from the 60's or 70's its not a hemi in my book.
I would agree, it is not the HEMI as we knew it. I was one of the first to be on the bash the new Hemi team.
However, I get to drive different vehicles for work. I wound up getting my wife a GC with the 5.7.
Compared to Ford, Chevy, etc. I'll spend the $ to put a 5.7 in my Wrangler. 55,000+ miles, no problems.
All I meant was that every other person that talks about the new hemi thinks its the baddest and fastest thing ever made. I know they don't run too bad but my buddys moms 03 maraurder did a 14.0 stock as a rock...and that's over a full liter smaller engine in the same weight car. My main point is that if someone was going to do a V8 swap into a wrangler, they would be way better off money and performance wise using something other than the hemi.
Sinister, would you really choose a hemi over a 393 or 408 windsor?
It's all good no disrespect, but for me I would want better performance with still the creature comforts. I would probably prefer the Hemi because it would most likely be an easier bolt in and would adapt things like A/C better and probably give me the perfect amount of performance for me. But I am old, and could see why some of you would want a more bad ass V-8. I definitely respect that.
that i can understand, but the 5.7 is a great little motor.
gm with its ls motors still has it all over mopar, though. the new ford 5.0 is NO JOKE either. mopar does need to step their game up, the srt challenger is getting creamed at the strip by the new camaro ss and 5.0 mustang, and it costs $10k more.
I'm fixing to do my build thread on the GE. I'm gonna keep track of all my reciepts and post them online. I really wanna help people understand that you can do the work if you really want to, and it doesn't cost 20K to build a badass rig
I've seen one 12v in a wrangler but it was ugly. A 4bt would be a better choice. I'm actually doing a twin turbo 12V in my current project as we speak. The biggest problem with any cummins motor is the shear weight of um no matter if they are 4 or 6 cylinder.