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So while out wheeling this weekend at Crawl for the Cure, one of my fellow EVOR members made an interesting offer that I am beginning to consider more and more. I have another Jeep for sale on Pirate and other forums. He is currently building a sick TJ and is thinking about changing directions. He has a 5.7 Hemi with trans and tcase that he is willing to trade me for my other jeep. I would get the motor which has 36000 on clock, auto trans, 241 t-case (not the R however), wiring harness for a TJ, motor mounts for a TJ, and a few other odds and ends. I would need to do the exhaust and figure out how to mount it to my stock skid plate. What do you guys think? Are there any members on here rockin' the Hemi? Post up pics, thoughts, comments, problems you encountered, and other components you didn't foresee buying. Thanks in advance guys.

Also - I don't mash the petal when I wheel, but how is the stock axles going to hold up to the hemi? I know I will have to upgrade parts eventually, but for the time being, what is it like to drive one? What gas milage are you seeing?
 

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I don't know all there is that you need to know. But I do know that the first place I might start looking when it comes to hooking all that up is Advanced Adapters. They should have any/every thing you would need or possibly even some answers to your more detailed questions.
 

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Go for it dude, lots of people have done the swap.

You've already got the upgrade fuel pump so you're ok there.

A ton of stuff changes:
Driveshafts
Exhaust
Motor mounts
Wiring
Radiator/Fan Setup
Shifters/Linkage
Crossmember
Heat/AC lines move

More or less if its attached to the engine/trans now it'll change.

As far as your Tcase, you might just be able to swap the 241OR guts into the other one.
 

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Sweetpee - I looked up advanced and I couldn't find much. Same with AEV. All the info was for the JK's. No one on here is running a hemi?

JeepnBlake - thanks for the list. Some of the items on there I didn't even consider. I was told the my t-case would bolt rig up. They are both 23 spline and the same bolt pattern. As far as driveshafts are concerned, does anyone know how long the complete setup ends up being?
 

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you don't see much on the tj's on other websites because it's not a straight bolt in. with the JK's they are alot easier to do because of how the wiring is on them.....the tj's are more of a fabrication challenge. i'd do it if i could get the parts for it.
 

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Teraflex still has the needed part and are still doing some swaps in TJs AA does not have any info AEV does have some info but you will have to call.
 

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Check out Jeep Speed Shop's Hemi Kit C for TJ. It shows a pretty comprehensive list. They also advertise that their installs have all passed CA smog. I've been looking into doing this swap sometime down the road.

Sorry, I don't know how to post links on here.
 

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Dang I am jealous! Would he take a running YJ with a four banger in it?

What trails did you do?

Al
 

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A local guy put one in his LJ, well actually 2. They are nothing shy of a turd. The hemi's have lifter knocks and all sorts of other problems. He gave up on the first one, and is just going to gut the new one when money comes in. From the many discussions we've had, he would never do it again. He would do a LS swap. Apparently per him per dodge the hemis have quirks you learn to live with or spend a ton fixing with aftermarket parts.

http://www.texasjeepowners.com/forums/s ... php?t=5198
 

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A local guy put one in his LJ, well actually 2. They are nothing shy of a turd. The hemi's have lifter knocks and all sorts of other problems. He gave up on the first one, and is just going to gut the new one when money comes in. From the many discussions we've had, he would never do it again. He would do a LS swap. Apparently per him per dodge the hemis have quirks you learn to live with or spend a ton fixing with aftermarket parts.

http://www.texasjeepowners.com/forums/s ... php?t=5198

I have been wondering if the Hemi has been having problems, Chrysler is good at making turds. I may start looking back at doing a GM swap instead, they have computer issues to overcome but with some of the resources out there the problems can be avoided (sticking with my 4.0 rebuilt with Hesco guts but look forward to a V8 swap in another rig).
 

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Trust me, if I had the money I would be doing a SBC with a 700R with a monster in the box. This was just an option given to me over the weekend. I always thought the Hemi swaps were sweet and sounded cool if you will. I have seen the Xtreme 4x4 rig and would love to have something like that one day.

A side note - what is the 4.0 and 6 spd trans going for these days? Trying to see if it would help off set the cost of all the other parts I would need to complete the swap.
 
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