01-23-2020, 07:09 PM
Join Date: Jul 2018
Hemi, or LS swap questions
I've been on this site for a while, mostly in the TJ section. I just got "done" on a 5.9L Magnum swap on my TJ, which is now for sale. (Got way too many toys and a couple need to go to fund the JK). Once sold, I want to do a V8 swap in my 2008 JKUR.
Right now, I'm starting to think about my engine choices. In either case, I will go with an automatic trany, either a 4L60E, or a REF.
I will also put in 4.88 gears, a mild lift and about 33" tires.
I will be doing all the work, so labor does not factor into the equation.
I want to keep the 241OR, so from the T-case forward will be replaced.
I will buy a complete wrecked vehicle as a doner for parts.
Even with me doing all the work, cost is always a factor.
The chevy trany will require an adopter, is this the case with a RFE?
Will the adopter move the trany and engine too far forward and making fitment more difficult?
Will my dash and gauges work if I go with a Hemi? I think this alone may make me go with a Hemi.
Can't say I'm a big fan of the Hemi. I've had 2 Hemi work trucks and they both suck. But since the Jeep will not be a daily driver, I am open to it.
All thoughts are appreciated. I have'nt thought this through all the way. I'm just starting to think about it seriously.
I would like to settle on a LS, or Hemi, so I can start looking for a donor.