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Unread 04-30-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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Reasonable cost for engine swap? 5.7 or 6.1 liter Hemi v8?

AEV ain't cheap!

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Unread 04-30-2012, 03:23 PM   #2
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AEV ain't cheap!
Dependent on some variables you should be able to do a Chevy LS V8 5.3 or 6.2 for less than a Hemi. That is if you would consider a non Chrysler Hemi V8.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 03:56 PM   #3
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But there's no such thing as a cheap engine swap. You need to be thinking 10k+ even if you do the work yourself.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 04:01 PM   #4
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If you're gonna have a shop do it for you, and do it right, expect to spend at least $20k.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 04:10 PM   #5
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Ya unless you get the motor and trans for free, your looking at $15-20k for it done right.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 08:23 PM   #6
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Seriously considering it.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 09:11 PM   #7
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Check with Burnsville. Not cheap, but they are very good!! So good in fact that now Mopar is selling burnsville kits. http://burnsvilleoffroad.com/
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Unread 04-30-2012, 09:22 PM   #8
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Check with Burnsville. Not cheap, but they are very good!! So go in fact that now Mopar is selling burnsville kits. http://burnsvilleoffroad.com/
Nice. Thanks, B.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 07:46 PM   #10
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One reason we've elected to return to the world of wrangler, is the fact that later (down the road) we are going to do the Cummings Diesel engine swap.. Granted at $12,000 a pop, it's not cheap. So, I'll be building that ole frier oil purification system in the gauge.. I've already started saving up the used oil..
I love this idea.
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Unread 05-02-2012, 02:17 AM   #11
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Unread 05-02-2012, 05:53 AM   #12
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From what I have read expect 10k if you do it yourself and 15-20k for a shop to do it
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Unread 05-02-2012, 05:58 AM   #13
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We just had a full AEV build done with the 5.7VVT Hemi on a brand new 2011 Mango Tango Unlimited Rubicon done. It was $19,500 for the motor swap using all brand new parts. It only had 40 miles on the Jeep when it was tore down. It runs great and the best part is the gas mileage is the same as the 3.8 chipmunk powered V6, both on 35" tires.

You can do it yourself for 9k-15k, depending on if you use used parts or new. To have it done, your going to be close to 20k, give or take. It's not a hard swap IF you have the tools and the equipment to do it, not to mention the time with family and work.

I would tell anyone that is thinking of it and has the funds to go for it. I was blown away when I drove it compared to my 08 JK. The 6.4 is about 5-7k more. I drove that too, a demo....thats just nuts. It's like driving a corvette...until you turn anyway.

Everything works perfectly with the AEV stuff. It's just like factory in every way. Burnsville and AEV are similar in price. Can't say who is better.

oh...and dont forget you get to sell the motor and trans, plus all the parts that you pull out. That drops the figure.
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Unread 05-02-2012, 06:32 AM   #14
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My brother had a mechanic that wanted to earn some money on the side install a 5.7 HEMI for around $9k and that was after he purchased the engine!!!!!
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Unread 05-02-2012, 08:36 AM   #15
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is there a reasonable cost for this swap??
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