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Aev Hemi Conversion DIY

Look at what I found

http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/showthread.php?t=36319

NEW RELEASE - JK HEMI V8 Builder Kit

American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) is proud to announce its JK V8
HEMI Builder Kit. This comprehensive package has been designed for
installers familiar with engine swaps and sets new standards for
OE appearance and compatibility while also eliminating the
headaches of missing or mismatched parts, so common with other
"kits". AEV's JK V8 HEMI Builder Kit is compatible with either
the 5.7 or 6.1 HEMI.

AEV's V8 HEMI Builder Kit includes:

- AEV "No Measure" Motor Mounts
- AEV Transmission mount
- AEV Transmission Crossmember
- AEV Steel Battery Tray (Fits OE or Optima Group 31)
- AEV Steering Relocation Bracket and Hardware
- AEV Air Filter Shield
- K&N Air Filter
- AEV Aluminum Cross-flow Radiator
- Upper and Lower Radiator Hoses
- Heavy Duty Transmission Cooler
- AEV Coolant Recovery bottle
- Flowmaster High-flow Exhaust with Catalytic Converters
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- AEV 100% Computer-tested wiring harness
- Custom Flashed Computer (PCM)
- AEV CNC Bent 3 Piece AC Line Set and Hardware
- AEV CNC Bent 2 Piece Power Steering Line Set
- AEV CNC Bent Fuel line
- Complete Decal Package

5.7L Standard Exhaust Kit MSRP: $5,249
5.7L Ceramic Exhaust Kit MSRP: $6249
6.1L Standard Exhaust Kit * MSRP: $5,249
6.1 Ceramic Exhaust Kit * MSRP: $6,249

* The 6.1 exhausts are the same as the 5.7 exhausts. When used on
a 6.1 vehicle, the 5.7 manifolds and gaskets are required.

** Exhaust Delete is available for custom applications

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That almost seems like a reasonable price
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reasonable until you add in the price for the tranny and engine. Now your back in the 14K range minimum and that is if you find one from a wreck.
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Check Ebay or a local wrecking yard, used engines/trannies can be picked up for $3000-$3500

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Hard to come by a 2007 or newer. I believe this is required to make it street legal also. I searched around and there are allot of 2004 and 2005 engines. I beleive the durango or other dodge truck is the best bet. Appears to be varying versions of the engine, carb, MDI etc... Anyone know the correct engine and tranny that should be targeted? Am I correct in looking for a engine from a durango? Only issue is I have the 6 spd now so it makes it even harder to find.
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reasonable until you add in the price for the tranny and engine. Now your back in the 14K range minimum and that is if you find one from a wreck.
Hmm. Burnsville is starting to look like a deal for $19k w/ brand new engine and transmission, plus all the labor =)

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Hard to come by a 2007 or newer. I believe this is required to make it street legal also. I searched around and there are allot of 2004 and 2005 engines. I beleive the durango or other dodge truck is the best bet. Appears to be varying versions of the engine, carb, MDI etc... Anyone know the correct engine and tranny that should be targeted? Am I correct in looking for a engine from a durango? Only issue is I have the 6 spd now so it makes it even harder to find.

Dude the ram/Durango engines wont work
Something about accessory pulleys. And I convinced my bro he needs a new work truck and give me his 07 Ram 2500 5.7 hemi and tranny
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Hard to come by a 2007 or newer. I believe this is required to make it street legal also. I searched around and there are allot of 2004 and 2005 engines.

It depends on what state you are in. In Texas, all that is required is that it will pass emissions testing... If your county even requires testing.

SO realistically I could be in it for less than 10K doing it myself with a used motor and tranny. I see complete motors going for around $2500 with all accessories.

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Dude the ram/Durango engines wont work
Something about accessory pulleys.
From my understanding, any late model hemi will work, but the ones from the cars are a little friendlier for the conversion.

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Correct hemi

This is a quote from Dave at AEVforum.

The kit is NOT set up for the Dodge Ram and Durango versions of the 5.7 with the different front accessory drive and intake location.

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That does narrow the choices down

So is it just the dodge trucks? What about the grand cherokee and the commander?

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it is made to work with the engines from the Grand Cherokee and the Commander
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I reccomend car or Grand because the fit is cleaner.


Hemis are definitley a great fit though.

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I reccomend car or Grand because the fit is cleaner.


Hemis are definitley a great fit though.
are the front ends on a car the same as on the Grand and Commander?

I would assume AEV recommends the Grand and Commander because of the class of vehicle. The DOT is a little mixed up on this whole issue.

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are the front ends on a car the same as on the Grand and Commander?

I would assume AEV recommends the Grand and Commander because of the class of vehicle. The DOT is a little mixed up on this whole issue.
Yes they are. I used a crate LX motor for my swap and it worked great with the AEV kit

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Yes they are. I used a crate LX motor for my swap and it worked great with the AEV kit
cool, thanks

4wheelersupply has new 2007 and 2008 LX 5.7L for $3500


http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...23#post8875223
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6.1L SRT-8 (2008 WK) $6,995
5.7L (2007 LX) $3,500
5.7L (2008 LX) $3,500
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If it helps with location or not remember SLC is in Texas. So i talked to the MOPAR guys and yes the production crates are available for a short time. MOPAR dealer here in TX and we can hook you up.

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4wheelersupply has new 2007 and 2008 LX 5.7L for $3500
Man I wish I had an extra $3,500 laying around to do this!!

Have they dynoed any of the swaps they've done so far? How much HP and torque do you think you can get to the wheels with that engine?

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Man I wish I had an extra $3,500 laying around to do this!!

Have they dynoed any of the swaps they've done so far? How much HP and torque do you think you can get to the wheels with that engine?
I have absolutely no idea but if I was forced to guess, a little less than 300HP and a little under 350 lb-ft of torque

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Totally sweet ! I cant wait.

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what about trannys though? if you run a 6sp what tranny would you use?
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what about trannys though? if you run a 6sp what tranny would you use?
Usually you run the automatic that came with the hemi. I think 45RFE. Off the top of my head.
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what about trannys though? if you run a 6sp what tranny would you use?
Check out this link. Not sure what tranny they are using, but they do mention the 5.7L with a manual.

http://www.4wheelerssupply.com/catalog/jk-hemi-swap.php

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