Re: 2009 Hemi into 2005 chassis
I think Jeff is right. I believe that 09 was the first year of the Variable Valve Timing, which would for sure throw a wrench into the works. Don't know if, aside from the PCM/TCM being different, the wiring harness is different too?? Just to be safe, I think I'd stick with the 05-08 engine. You'll have to be careful to, because your 05 has the wasted spark (spark plug wires over the top of the engine) ignition system, and the 06 and later do not. The coil plugs in the wirinig harness for the 05's is different and the wires reversed, so you won't be able to run the later system unless you rewire and change to the later model coil plugs. You can use your old 05 valve covers and coils though and not have to deal with all that. As a side note, if you do get a later engine (with or without coils), and don't switch to the newer setup, I'd be interested in purchasing the 06-08 valve covers from you when you get that far. Keep us posted on your progress.
Hey Jeff, did you ever get your wheels back??
05 LX/RT and 06 WK/GCO, (modded similarly) with MDS "ON" Light, Vortex Gens, Debadged, DashHawk, BT Catch Can, SRT CAI W/Add Air Inlet, K&N Filter, Sonnax Trans Line Press Booster, SC Tuner W/Adv Trans Tuning App, DS Tuner, Cust tubular headers w/3 in. catback, Bilsteins, SRT frt/rear bumpers, Eibach SRT Lwr Sprgs & Sways, FRI Sidewinder Cam Adv 2*, 6.1 valvetrain, SLP 25% UD Pulley, BBK 85mm TB, SOS Coils/.060 spark plug gap.