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Old 12-20-2009, 10:38 PM
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Re: Step in...lets discuss the 426 and 440 Hemi's!!!

Honestly Scott, tuning will be a real big issue because the WK2 is new from the ground up. Also as you well know, when you upgrade an engine, you need the rest of the train to be able to support that power. With that being said, everything (trans, Tc, rear end) will need to be custom made because the WK2 is so brand new. It will cost a buttload of money.

IMO if I were you, I would get a 2010 SRT and upgrade that. Call Builder Bill and Arrington up and hook up that Jeep.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:45 PM
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^^ I'm guessing he doesn't want to drop all kinds of money (again) into a 5 year old body style.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:48 PM
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Re: Step in...lets discuss the 426 and 440 Hemi's!!!

Joe has a good point though, if the Wk2 will be all new from the ground up, all the companys that will produce upgrades will have to start from the ground up as well to support the new stuff. Right? lol
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Re: Step in...lets discuss the 426 and 440 Hemi's!!!

Matt- That could be true Captain Obvious. lol

But I was trying to sway him back to the old friend.


Whatever he wants to do to that Jeep will have to be custom. He wont be doing any modifications to that vehicle for at least a year and a half after he gets it. Look how long it took for Diablo to come out with something for us 5.7's. Do you think they will be any quicker for the new stuff? I think not.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:01 PM
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Matt- That could be true Captain Obvious. lol

But I was trying to sway him back to the old friend.
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Joe has a good point though, if the Wk2 will be all new from the ground up, all the companys that will produce upgrades will have to start from the ground up as well to support the new stuff. Right? lol
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Whatever he wants to do to that Jeep will have to be custom. He wont be doing any modifications to that vehicle for at least a year and a half after he gets it. Look how long it took for Diablo to come out with something for us 5.7's. Do you think they will be any quicker for the new stuff? I think not.
I seriously doubt he will be using a handheld tuner to tune a new engine. That would be something done at a shop on a dyno.

Again, I'm not the most educated when it comes to this stuff, but I'm not sure how much relevant stuff is actually changing. Motors are the same (at least the 5.7, which I assume equals a direct swap for a larger motor, as far as mounting). Transmissions are going to be the same.. 545rfe (or whatever it is). It seems like not too much relevant stuff is actually changing. Body style, interior, I mean obviously they don't matter.
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Before we get ahead of ourselves... I think it would be wise to jot down your goals. Track beast... fast, but daily drivable, etc. Maybe that will help others get a better idea of what to suggest.
I dont track, race etc. I just want a bigger beast than I have now as a daily. LOL
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:03 PM
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That's a heck on an investment for a DD

Aren't those 440 Arringtons like 20 grand...?
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Honestly Scott, tuning will be a real big issue because the WK2 is new from the ground up. Also as you well know, when you upgrade an engine, you need the rest of the train to be able to support that power. With that being said, everything (trans, Tc, rear end) will need to be custom made because the WK2 is so brand new. It will cost a buttload of money.

IMO if I were you, I would get a 2010 SRT and upgrade that. Call Builder Bill and Arrington up and hook up that Jeep.
With my current truck I have formed many relationships.....Minerich engines, K1 tech, B&G etc. I am pretty confident what is needed will be found/built.


As far as the 2010.....I dont want what i pretty much have setting in the garage now. I hate to say it...but Matt is right....5 yr old platform doesnt appeal to me. I need new blood.
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That's a heck on an investment for a DD

Aren't those 440 Arringtons like 20 grand...?

I would guess that....LOL. I'm thinking more along the lines of starting with a 5.7 laredo though...so i dont have to worry about the quadra-lift and the cost. Who knows though....LOL.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:15 PM
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As far as the 2010.....I dont want what i pretty much have setting in the garage now. I hate to say it...but Matt is right....5 yr old platform doesnt appeal to me. I need new blood.
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I would guess that....LOL. I'm thinking more along the lines of starting with a 5.7 laredo though...so i dont have to worry about the quadra-lift and the cost. Who knows though....LOL.
Maybe new internals and a power adder on the 5.7
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:27 PM
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I'm hoping some 6.4's(chally's etc) will be avaiable from wrecks in early 2012. Then a little stroking and caressing from there....LOL
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Re: Step in...lets discuss the 426 and 440 Hemi's!!!

Reviving an old thread as I am also tossing around this crazy idea. Basically I am thinking if it's possible to drop in a SRT 6.1 engine in a WK chasis. What are the pro's & cons? What else is needed besides the engine. I figured the transmission as well but maybe not? As Scott mentioned, I also kind of like the thought of having a ride that's a sleeper (beast in sheep clothing). Not looking to add a supercharger or turbo or anything like that. Just straight 6.1 SRT engine. What would it take to support that? Oh, and I have an Overland model in the event any parts are different from standard Wk.
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