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DJMattyT 07-23-2013 12:26 AM

Hemi in Grand Cherokee WK Laredo
 
Hey guys, I don't know if anyone has done this before (I'm sure it has been done) but I am looking to replace my 3.7 V6 with either the 5.7 V8...6.1 SRT or a custom built hemi from a shop which would probably be a 6.3 liter. I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions where I could get this done either Locally (Long Island, NY) or even with online websites. Also what other parts on the car would I need to replace other than the block considering our WK's come equipped for a V8 (from what I'm told). I know I will need to replace the rear axel as well as new tires to compensate the extra power.

Baalic 07-23-2013 02:54 AM

Re: Hemi in Grand Cherokee WK Laredo
 
fastest way to do this, sell the one you have and buy one with a hemi......lol wish I could be of more help but I guarantee it will be easier..

SvenskaJeepGuy 07-23-2013 11:39 AM

Re: Hemi in Grand Cherokee WK Laredo
 
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Originally Posted by Baalic (Post 863155)
fastest way to do this, sell the one you have and buy one with a hemi......lol wish I could be of more help but I guarantee it will be easier..


that is also the much cheaper route as well

remmy 07-24-2013 01:46 PM

Re: Hemi in Grand Cherokee WK Laredo
 
+3

I concur

2005JGC 07-24-2013 02:37 PM

Re: Hemi in Grand Cherokee WK Laredo
 
x4

Not to mention 05-07 laredo's don't get any of the good options, an SRT will have SRT interior suspension and wheels, limited's get 2 tone pleather... I just scratched the surface of options, but your better off to get the whole package for less money.

DJMattyT 07-25-2013 12:57 AM

The first number I was told would've been about 7,500-8,000 to do the swap. But today I found out it is realistically more like 15,000 so like most of you said it's not worth it when I could sell my jeep now and find an srt for about 7-10,000 more. Thanks for the help guys!

zeprider25 07-25-2013 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by DJMattyT (Post 864321)
The first number I was told would've been about 7,500-8,000 to do the swap. But today I found out it is realistically more like 15,000 so like most of you said it's not worth it when I could sell my jeep now and find an srt for about 7-10,000 more. Thanks for the help guys!

that's cheap srt8. my limited was 15k and the cheapest srt8 was 27k

DJMattyT 07-25-2013 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by zeprider25 (Post 864474)

that's cheap srt8. my limited was 15k and the cheapest srt8 was 27k

My Jeep is worth like 20 and yeah there are some decent srt8's in that upper 20-30 area (40,000miles +)


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