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Old 04-01-2010
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Originally Posted by flexytj View Post
If your going to do a comparo, how about you do a search
Try this sucker on A 6.1 crate motor for $5731.00 A hundred dearer than the chev, but includes wiring harness....So before you carry on like a two bob dickhead, check out the facts!!!
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Old 05-01-2010
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rod the hard truth is that it is cheaper to buy a ls2 than it is to buy a hemi go on aev,s website and look at the parts bill required for the conversion then price it all up or infact look at the prices they have on there in us dollars then convert it to aud . considering you can buy an ls2 from eagle auto spares for $4500 aud from dandenong and a pcm for $1000 .
and im sure there would be crate motor ls2s in the usa cheaper than what mopar sell them for .

last time AEV posted on this forum they couldnt even get a 6.1 hemi to perform properly with a 545re auto that is used with the conversion and were getting better results with
the 5.7 hemi .

why you guys think the hemi is the be all and end all of all motors is beyond me

if ya wanna rev it chev it

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Old 05-01-2010
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In OZ to do a Hemi conversion will cost around 30,000K which is ridicolus and hardly any local expertise on Hemi for tunning or parts.
LS is the best option but unfortunately not good for JKs currently bec of the electrics and computer.
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Yeah, Hemi might be good but too expensive and oddball for parts in Oz, it's bad enough just owning a Jeep

And does a JK need a 5.7 or 7 litre? I doubt it a good 5 litre would be plenty of grunt, going big means you can no longer use standard transmission, axles or CV's. The little 3.8 isn't that bad once it loosens up a bit of course a few more cubes would be nice and the sound of a sweet V8, but not all of us want that many horses to play with. I have no desire to bend my chassis into a pretzel.

Spending an extra $5k rebuilding and moding a LS1/2 with some smick parts maybe even a supercharger to suit a 4WD application instead of freight and import duties on a Hemi would probably produce similar results anyway being easier to get approved/insured and friendlier on the driveline.
JK 3.8 Roobicon 4dr 4 Sale :(
It's a Jeep thing, I don't understand............

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anybody do a supercharger for the 3.8?
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