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Unread 08-18-2014, 10:54 AM   #1
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Swapping 3.8-3.6

I hydro locked my 3.8 and since I have to get a new motor, how hard would it be to swap to a 3.6?

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Unread 08-18-2014, 11:06 AM   #2
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It would be very hard. The changes are so many, it would be a long, long list. It would be expensive, much more than to build a 3.8..
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Unread 08-18-2014, 11:08 AM   #3
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It would be very hard. The changes are so many, it would be a long, long list. It would be expensive, much more than to build a 3.8..
Yeah I just did some research. Way too much to do to make the 3.6 fit. Looks like I'll be installing another 3.8L and getting a rugged ridge snorkel.
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Unread 08-18-2014, 10:02 PM   #4
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Yeah I just did some research. Way too much to do to make the 3.6 fit. Looks like I'll be installing another 3.8L and getting a rugged ridge snorkel.
I just read your report on what happened. That really sucks( pun intended). SO many people run these, i do not know why. Even after everyone tells them dont do it. Mall crawlers excepted. They do not even provide cold air. We(our local club plan to run Fordyce next year and i am REALLY thinking snorkel. I know people that have run it and got through, BUT when things go FUBAR its way to late to rethink it.

But sounds like you are getting a fresh mouse and now you can built it for the use of a reliable trail rig.
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Unread 08-18-2014, 10:14 PM   #5
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I just read your report on what happened. That really sucks( pun intended). SO many people run these, i do not know why. Even after everyone tells them dont do it. Mall crawlers excepted. They do not even provide cold air. We(our local club plan to run Fordyce next year and i am REALLY thinking snorkel. I know people that have run it and got through, BUT when things go FUBAR its way to late to rethink it.

But sounds like you are getting a fresh mouse and now you can built it for the use of a reliable trail rig.
Thank you sir. My decision to go fast with an open element cold air intake was an expensive lesson. I would suggest the rugged ridge snorkel. That is what I will be getting. No chance of water getting in, and it is modular. Low profile hood mount, and a top of the roof mount for deep water.
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Unread 08-19-2014, 06:13 AM   #6
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when you rebuild, have you considered looking into ripp mods for a supercharger?
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