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Unread 03-18-2007, 08:05 AM   #1
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Crate Engine

Dealer has a special going for a brand new 5.7 Hemi Crate engine $3995.00

Big question, can this work in my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo? The 4.7 currently installed is having issues.

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Unread 03-18-2007, 08:10 AM   #2
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It would take ALOT of fabrication. It basically doesnt not fit, the biggest problem is the radiator up front I beleive, I think you would have to extend the length of the hood...I have not seen one in a WJ before, and I think that is the reason.

The only way you would be able to get it properly is if you are really really good at that stuff, or you paid a shop to do it, probably in the ball park of 10-15 grand for the labor, maybe more.

Theres a company that puts bigger engines in jeeps, I forget the name of it, but they can get a 5.7 in the TJ, but no go on a WJ.
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Unread 03-18-2007, 08:23 AM   #3
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oh well

Just a thought since the price for the new engine was right. I can find remanufactured 4.7 engines for same price as this 5.7 new.
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Unread 03-18-2007, 12:35 PM   #4
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Dont give up, buy the motor and FIND SOMETHING to put it in :P
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Unread 03-18-2007, 02:10 PM   #5
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For that much you could build your 4.7 and have more power than the 5.7
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Unread 03-18-2007, 04:33 PM   #6
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More power

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For that much you could build your 4.7 and have more power than the 5.7
Can you explain how this could happen?
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Unread 03-18-2007, 07:02 PM   #7
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Look into this:

http://www.wjjeeps.com/hemi_swap.htm
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Unread 03-18-2007, 08:26 PM   #8
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Quote:
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Can you explain how this could happen?
Same way you can build a 2.4l I4 to be more powerful than a V8...

Modify it..
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Unread 03-18-2007, 10:27 PM   #9
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ive been throwin around the idea of swapping my 4.0 for a 4.7 for a while, i dont think it would be ALLLLLL that difficult anyone try this while on the topic of engine swaps
sorry for the hijack
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Unread 03-19-2007, 03:52 PM   #10
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While at dealership today, I asked in parts about a new crate 4.7 engine. They told me they are not available, can only get a remanufactured 4.7 for $5995.00.
They did say, I could get a new block and have them put all new parts in it to make a new engine. LOL Now that would be very expensive indeed.

They are crazy for charging so much for remanufactured engine with only 3 year 36k mile warranty. I can buy one else where for around $3500.00 and get 100k mile warranty.
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