In my experience the axles are more important than the power plant.I just had a Dakota Customs 6.4 with the 8 speed kit installed in my 2008 JKU. Dan was great , there were s few kit shortages that he fixed immediately(next day air shipping) . the 8 speed in the earlier JKs had some PCM issues , he had it fixed very quickly( got a new PCM shipped next day for a Saturday delivery) . Over all I'm super happy with the kit and the jeep it freaking rips. since i was spending money i also upgraded the axles. I went with the dynatrac serious performance kit. 44 up front and the 60 in the rear , 4:88 gears and ARB lockers. before you ask why not 60/60 combo, thats a huge jump in price. I spent $9k on my axles and reused my wheels, the 60/60 combo is $16/17K and then 5 new 8 lug rims.
Okay. There was literally no dollar amount in your response.I did the total install kit witch included all the labor . The engine and transmission were brand new maps units that were provided by Dakota Customs. He has an in with a local dealership and gets them at a discounted rate . But I don’t have a number for you on the engine and transmission price.
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Was your jeep free?Dakota Customs 6.4 8speed kit + install $35K
Dynatrac serious performance 44/60 combo $9200
Teraflex Delta big brake kit $2500
pair of 1350 drive shafts $1000
PSC Big bore box only $900
ARB twin compressor $600
Total spent for the build just under $50K
I thought about the new 392 wrangler and you're correct $100,000 is about what you will spend. If you want to play you have to pay..
I have spend half that on my build and my jeep should be just a little but more capable than the new 392.
Is it running well now? Haven't heard from you in a while.