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Unread 03-30-2011, 04:36 PM   #1
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Wrangler V8?

PLEASE JEEP! BUILD THE V8 WRANGLER AND KEEP IT UNDER $40 GRAND. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.

Hot off the tips wire: Jeep may be planning a Hemi 392-powered version of its legendary Wrangler.
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The engine could be the same Hemi found in the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. In that car, it produces 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, along with a suitably snarly, obnoxious exhaust note. No current production Wrangler is offered with a V8.
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According to our well-placed and trustworthy tipster, a special Wrangler was built for Michael Manley, Jeep's current president and CEO. It was assembled by American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) in Montana, an aftermarket Jeep firm with strong ties to the industry and long history of Wrangler Hemi conversions. AEV has constructed concept vehicles and tested other ideas for Chrysler in the past. The Wrangler is rumored to have been built for executive evaluation, meaning we may be looking at an early iteration of a future model.

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Unread 03-30-2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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The Wrangler is not getting the 392. 0% chance. The 392 would be a terrible engine anyways, the torque curve is all wrong.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 09:14 PM   #3
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that would be a sweet Ride!
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Unread 03-31-2011, 02:03 PM   #4
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that would be a sweet Ride!


It would be a ball to offroad with it wish Jeep or AEV should try to squeeze a hemi in a Liberty
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Unread 03-31-2011, 02:10 PM   #5
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The Wrangler is not getting the 392. 0% chance. The 392 would be a terrible engine anyways, the torque curve is all wrong.
Well AEV has done it for micheal manley. I am sure chrysler engineers can redo the intake, cams and heads to make full torque at low rpm.


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Michael Manley, Jeep president and CEO, apparently has had a 6.4-liter Hemi 392 V-8 engine dropped into a Jeep Wrangler by American Expedition Vehicles for "executive evaluation" of a possible future production vehicle. We like the idea, just as we did in 2007 when Jeep unveiled the Wrangler Ultimate concept.

Of course, those with even longer memories will remember the AMC days when a 5.0-liter V-8 was tucked into the CJ5 and CJ7, predecessors to the modern Wrangler. Those experiments were a bit more terrifying and a bit less awesome than we expect a Hemi-powered Wrangler to be, however. Nonetheless, there's precedent for this formula, so despite its proximity to April Fool's Day, this ia no April Fool's Day joke, there's at least the aroma of possibility here.

Should the 470-horsepower Hemi 392 find its way into a Wrangler, we can expect a range of appearance and options tweaks, though if the SEMA concept is any indicator, not much else will need to change. A slight lift, larger wheels and fat mud-worthy tires are possible upgrades, though likely as an option package. According to the drive notes from the source of the new report, however, a lower, more street-oriented (SRT8-style?) suspension may be in order: if you floor it in third, the vehicle "will go sideways."

We'll keep our eyes on this development, but for now, check out the full story at the link below.

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That is true the CJ's had AMC-304s factory and AMC-343s & 360s swapped into them all the time.

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Unread 03-31-2011, 03:35 PM   #7
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Jeep should tuned the hemi wrangler for off roading and street rodding..... quite a feat, but it's 2011, the technology and hardware exist to do it
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The Wrangler is not getting the 392. 0% chance. The 392 would be a terrible engine anyways, the torque curve is all wrong.
Yea Ok, That is like saying the GM-350 in a Z28 is the exact same as a GM-350 in a C-60 truck.
I'm am sure IF the 6.4 was to be done as a factory option there would be 2 different engine configurations

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man I posted the same thread the other day and everyone flipped a s*** at me... i'm hurt i just wanted to share the article I read lol
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I have noticed that, This forum dose have "PMS" from time to time. I guess bi polar would be a more fitting explanation of it.

Its all a timing thing, plus it also depends on who posted it as well. I could a thread and YOU could post the same thread I mean 100% copy/paste job and you'll have 2 complete different reactions.

So its WHAT vs WHEN vs WHO all factor in

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I have noticed that, This forum dose have "PMS" from time to time. I guess bi polar would be a more fitting explanation of it.

Its all a timing thing, plus it also depends on who posted it as well. I could a thread and YOU could post the same thread I mean 100% copy/paste job and you'll have 2 complete different reactions.

So its WHAT vs WHEN vs WHO all factor in

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Its true, Have 2 members here that you know post 2 identical threads then sit back watch the 2 play out. I bet the reaction's n comments and activity in both will differ greatly.

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Unread 03-31-2011, 04:03 PM   #13
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Such a vehicle would be badass but would also get Chrysler crucified by CAFE and the EPA.

I bet the mileage of the prototype is close to single digits given the Wranglers design.

Now if Chrysler were to develop a kit where a customer could swap a 392 into his/her Wrangler, thats another matter.
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Yep dose single digit MPG's bother you ? ? ? Heck you won't like my rigs, Most get 6-9MPG's ! ! !
If I were to buy a Hemi Wrangler MPGs really wouldn't be of any concern to me.

Performance would be my concern It better NOT be doggy !
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I would just be happy if they at offered the 3.6L pentastar in the 2 door JK and the 4.7L v8 in at least the 4 door JK so you can actually tow with it.
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