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Old 09-27-2010, 10:54 AM   #1
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why does every one want a hemi in wrangler, wouldn't the proven 4.7 work just as well only less weight?
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:08 AM   #3
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IMHO they are both junk....4.7 I know is because we have one in a GC, and the hemi is nothing but hype
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i like short and to the point
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:25 AM   #5
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IMHO they are both junk....4.7 I know is because we have one in a GC, and the hemi is nothing but hype
most have nothing but good things to say about 4.7, our 04 grand, 133000 miles has run flawlessly from day 1.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:29 AM   #6
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Ours has 178K and has used 2 quarts of oil a week since 147K. My neighbor also has one in a truck that locked up at 161K
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:36 AM   #7
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Ibuildem-is right, it's all "HYPE" and the fact that AEV has done over 4 years of ECM research/piggyback/plugin combos for the 5.7/6.1 Chrysler "HEMI", in the JK, it's almost dropin conversion--

The additional HP is great for the "MIND", but the real advantage is the inclusion of the 5-spd auto--PRIMO, too bad they didn't do the same research for the Chevy 350cu, small block- in the JK !!

-"HEMI" HYPE-"HEMI" HYPE-"HEMII" HYPE

Almost as bad as 35" tires and 15' Crager "soft" 8's--"HYPE"

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Old 09-27-2010, 11:52 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:55 AM   #9
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TOO BAD WE COULD not put the 5 speed auto in that would be nice, read my post about the tranny.
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Old 09-27-2010, 11:57 AM   #10
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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.
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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.
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my 4400 pound magnum r/t went 13.8 with a cai, catback and a tune and got 29mpg on the highway.

that's hype?
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:48 PM   #13
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Well all of that being said, I would still drop a Hemi in, if I had one to drop in. Hype or not it has to be better than the stock 3.8.

Plus Hemi is fun to say!!
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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?
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:01 PM   #15
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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.
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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.
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:04 PM   #17
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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
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:25 PM   #18
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Wow 14.0 flat is a record I would think for a stock Maurader. Most stockers see high 14's low 15's.

I would rather have the Hemi than that 300 hp 4.6 any day.

I would rather have the Pentastar to be honest :-)
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:34 PM   #19
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I would rather have a twin turbo cummins, but no one asked me
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shut up, nobody asked you.

would it fit without major modifications? 12v or 24v?
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:40 PM   #21
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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.
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:45 PM   #22
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Shoot I'd be more than happy with a 318... I think a 318 would be magnificent mated to a wrangler.
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yeah, you typically don't see a "turbo diesel superleggera" lmfao.
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:52 PM   #24
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Shoot I'd be more than happy with a 318... I think a 318 would be magnificent mated to a wrangler.
I've got a 93 renegade with a crate 360 in it, and its one of the biggest turds I have ever driven. My stock 4.0 will smoke it.
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yeah, you typically don't see a "turbo diesel superleggera" lmfao.
LOL, only in model form
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I've got a 93 renegade with a crate 360 in it, and its one of the biggest turds I have ever driven. My stock 4.0 will smoke it.
Well my stock 4.0 32RH 3.73 gears wouldn't smoke my pops 318 ever..... You must have one helluva 4.0 my friend!
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Nah, just a turd of a 360 in a project jeep I bought from a kid
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Maybe if I had a manual it'd be a different story though. Doubt it but maybe....
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My brother in laws 93 has 33 mickeys and 4.56's with an auto and he can take a 5.0 stoplight to stoplight
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Chevy smallblock all the way!!

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