COST-EFFECTIVE/DURABLE HOT ROD IDEAS???
Planning on turning my mostly stock (other than power and safety mods) JKUR into a 500+ rwhp Hot Rod just because can be done and it's fun for me.
I was initially thinking a low mileage LT4 with 8L90E through MoTech, but I know that would likely be $35k-$50k to start.
Recently started thinking of doing an LS3 430 bhp crate motor (possibly with internal mods for forced induction) with 6L80E, maybe a Whipple with Water-Methanol Injection (WMI) also through MoTech, or maybe with their Gen IV kit.
Possibly a 6.4 liter Hemi with forced induction/WMI and 545FRE, or even a Hellcat powertrain (probably way to expensive even as a wreck take-out).
I want to stay below $29k maximum, have a relatively durable rig that can last 150k with the mods. Keep in mind stock wheels, no lift, no offloading, really just a "quick brick" sleeper. Really hope to leave my axles and 4.10 gearing as is.
What do you guys think?
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Innovate Wide Band O2 Sensor
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JW Speaker Headlights, Fog Lights, and Tail Lights
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