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Old 03-01-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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Will this swap work?

I have a 2011 Rubicon 6sp and pretty well loaded the way I want it.
After I bought it they came out with the new motor and away went the Mango Tango which I have and love this color.
My question is will the 3.6 fit AND work properly if put into a 2011?
I know there is the hemi, 5.3 and diesel swaps out there, but if possible I would seriously consider this swap.
So, is this swap possible?
Will it work with the electrics of the 2011 (did they change anything for 2012)
Is the 3.6 as great as people are saying?

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Can it be done? Yes, anything can be done. Would it be cost effective? Absolutely not.

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lots of work involved, engine mounts are different, bolt pattern for engine and tranny are different, electronics are all different,,, v8m swap would cost the same.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:46 AM   #4
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First, no, I'm pretty sure it will NOT fit. At least not as in a "direct swap." My recollection is there were engine compartment changes, computer changes, etc.

Second, assuming you absolutely need more power, you'd be far--far--better off either (a) supercharging your 3.8, (b) paying for a Hemi swap, or (c) just trading in your 2011. Assuming you haven't spent a ton mods and given that it's a 2011, I'd expect option "(c)" would be cheapest. Option "(b)" would be next cheapest, and perhaps the best for you in terms of power desired and since you love your color and particular option/mod profile.

The reason "(b)" is a consideration is simply because--absent a direct 3.8 to 3.8 swap--ANY engine swap requires computer and other substantial changes to make it work. I'd expect a new 3.6 wouldn't cost much less than a new Hemi, and therefore the actual cost of either swap would be similar. For the performance difference, it'd be pretty foolish to pay 75% of the swap cost just to end up with a 3.6 when you could've paid a little more and gotten a V8.

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My recollection is there were engine compartment changes,
He has a 2011. There were engine compartment changes at that time to accommodate the 3.6.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info, I thought there may be major changes, didn't even think of motor mounts and eveything else mentioned.
Guess I'll stick with original dream/plan/wish list of adding a RIPP to my Rubi.
Based on the comments that is probably my best bet.
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He has a 2011. There were engine compartment changes at that time to accommodate the 3.6.
That's right, I'd forgotten that.

Still unless you can do the work yourself, I'd expect it'd be unreasonably expensive to swap a 3.6 into a 2011, even if it'd be MORE unreasonably expensive to swap a 3.6 into my 2010.

In either case, my expectation (while I could be wrong) would be that the swapper would be better off tossing in a few extra bucks to go all the way to a Hemi or saving a lot of bucks and going with a supercharger or a trade-in.

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Guess I'll stick with original dream/plan/wish list of adding a RIPP to my Rubi
Ripp is of course the industry leader in supercharging 3.8s. But don't sleep on Sprintex's upcoming SC either. It looks to be priced lower than Ripp, though no one can say yet whether it can compete in terms of performance and reliability.
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That's right, I'd forgotten that.

Still unless you can do the work yourself, I'd expect it'd be unreasonably expensive to swap a 3.6 into a 2011, even if it'd be MORE unreasonably expensive to swap a 3.6 into my 2010.

In either case, my expectation (while I could be wrong) would be that the swapper would be better off tossing in a few extra bucks to go all the way to a Hemi or saving a lot of bucks and going with a supercharger or a trade-in.



Ripp is of course the industry leader in supercharging 3.8s. But don't sleep on Sprintex's upcoming SC either. It looks to be priced lower than Ripp, though no one can say yet whether it can compete in terms of performance and reliability.
Our entry level Gen II Stage 1 is priced in line with their offerings.

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