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Unread 11-27-2007, 04:20 PM   #1
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Golen 4.6L Engine?

Does anyone run one of these engines. Thinking of buying one just for the simplicity of the swap. I am worried about wanting more power later, but I figure thats what superchargers are for. Any info would be much appriciated.

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Unread 11-27-2007, 05:23 PM   #2
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If I did a stroker again it would be a Golen or Hesco drop-in. Piecing a stroker together sucked, I saved nothing and had alot of down time. If you can do it yourself you can save cash piecing your own kit together, if you're paying a shop to do it, get a complete stroker. Much less headache.
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when you say Hesco drop in, do you mean an entire new motor? or their stroker kit?
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Unread 11-28-2007, 08:20 AM   #4
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when you say Hesco drop in, do you mean an entire new motor? or their stroker kit?
I would do either, but would prefer the complete motor. They ship out a dyno-tested complete stroker, you send yours in for exchange. Least amount of down time this way.
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I had put one of these in my jeep. Lots of power and torque. Took less than two days to install and start driving. Just took longer waiting on a part for the motor. Golen engines are great and would recommend them. Very helpful.
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Barry has one.

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I went with the atk 4.7 crate motor from summit racing. I couldn't be happier. Driveability is good, so are the mpg's. I pulled 13.8 mpgs with 500 miles on it, going 70 with 3.07 and 3spd and 33's. And that's with the speedo being off. I have about 1k miles on it now. The motor was 2900 with no core
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I went with the atk 4.7 crate motor from summit racing. I couldn't be happier. Driveability is good, so are the mpg's. I pulled 13.8 mpgs with 500 miles on it, going 70 with 3.07 and 3spd and 33's. And that's with the speedo being off. I have about 1k miles on it now. The motor was 2900 with no core
Time for a regear to go with that engine.
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I could not even imagine still having my 3.07 gears with the 32rh!lol...Slug! Re-gear and see your engines potential!
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Unread 02-26-2013, 02:33 PM   #10
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Yea, I'm going for an 8.8 swap, so I'm waiting on that to regear. But honestly its not that bad. I have no problem going 70+ on the hwy, but its still better then my old 2.5l on 31's in my last jeep

I did have the stroker in with the 235's and it was beastly
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