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Old 11-01-2010, 10:54 AM   #1
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Which Hemi engines should be used for swaps

I know there are several swap kits out there (AEV, Burnsville). My question is which pullout Hemi engines and transmissions with all acessories will work the best. Grand Cherokee, Commander, Dodge truck, 300C, Charger, etc? I'm thinking of doing a swap in the future, and wanna start looking for a good takeout engine/trans now.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:13 AM   #2
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I would imagine a dodge truck would have more low end torque which would be better for offroading. Just a thought though I don't really know for sure.

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I know there are several swap kits out there (AEV, Burnsville). My question is which pullout Hemi engines and transmissions with all acessories will work the best. Grand Cherokee, Commander, Dodge truck, 300C, Charger, etc? I'm thinking of doing a swap in the future, and wanna start looking for a good takeout engine/trans now.
there's a 5.7 hemi on ebay out of a 2011 Grand Cherokee with 1000 miles.

New GC with hemi (don't remember exact) but right around 360 hp and 390 torque.


I know the ram has a higher hp and torque rating, but I would think you could play with any of them and get close to the same.
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Call AEV- there are specific engines/trans/ECU's that you NEED to have, or it won't work with the JK's CANBus system. I KNOW that Dodge truck setups won't work. The 5.7's are all about the same, though- only major changes were the MDS system, and exhausts- Mark W.
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The need to figure out and hunt the necessary parts sounds like so-so service. I thought I would just set up an appointment, drive to their shop wherever it is, camp out in hotel for a few days, write them a check, and drive back with the new motor. But I guess it does not work that way?
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Call AEV- there are specific engines/trans/ECU's that you NEED to have, or it won't work with the JK's CANBus system. I KNOW that Dodge truck setups won't work. The 5.7's are all about the same, though- only major changes were the MDS system, and exhausts- Mark W.
didn't even think about that,
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^ That's why they pay me the big bucks Mark W.
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^ That's why they pay me the big bucks Mark W.
Now I know!!!
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The Hemi on EBay doesn't come with transmission, wiring harness or ECM. No wonder it's so cheap.
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The main reasons for AEV's insistance, is

Some states require and swap from SAME YEAR vehicles and-

AEV has spent years perfecting the ECM-computer "piggyback" systems to allow the JEEP HEMI/5spd auto-----to function without troubles-

You can't take a Ram truck/Challenger hemi and just wire itin !!

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they use the grand cherokee hemi motors
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I know there are several swap kits out there (AEV, Burnsville). My question is which pullout Hemi engines and transmissions with all accessories will work the best. Grand Cherokee, Commander, Dodge truck, 300C, Charger, etc? I'm thinking of doing a swap in the future, and wanna start looking for a good takeout engine/trans now.
Are Grand Cherokee, Commander, Dodge truck, 300C, Charger the options? I am not sure about them.
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Or, you could use a 1972 426cuin/A727 (mod)-it's Chrysler



Well, maybe not !

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