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My thoughts are this thing is incredible... that much power at your fingertips is never anything I’ve ever had in the many Jeeps I’ve owned. I understand 40k is a big ask, but it was worth every penny so far. Drivability is exactly as stock, just with much more acceleration, and it’s a bit harder to stop with factory rubicon brakes, and 40s...

Daily driver, easily. I’ve already head it on a 500 mile trip, and smiled whenever I wasn’t at a gas station. The 20gal tank is a bit small for this engine. I’m getting about 13mpg (calculated) on the highway.
And about 10.5mpg mixed driving. But let’s be real I’m hammering this thing every chance I get so those numbers are skewed

I’ve not towed with it, but I feel like I could pull a house. They did a fantastic job keeping this engine cool. I never see higher than 210° even at idle in 95° sunny day.

40k is steep, yes. But what do you think Jeep is going to charge if they ever do put a hemi in it? I’ve got a buddy on the wrangler design Team at Jeep. According to him if it ever did happen, it won’t be in this model. Because the engine bay would need to be elongated so much for crash approval.

So anyway, Jeep will at least add 25k to the sticker price for a 6.4, look at the price jump in the grand Cherokee. I don’t know, it was worth it to me.



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Bad Arse for sure! Did you go it have it done? Those conversions are in the $25k range Right?
I had it done at Exodus 4x4 in Austin TX

With the AMW4X4 engine swap, Adams drive shafts, and chromoly axle shafts, it ran me about $40,000
 

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I had it done at Exodus 4x4 in Austin TX

With the AMW4X4 engine swap, Adams drive shafts, and chromoly axle shafts, it ran me about $40,000
Holy Camshaft Batman!! 40g! I expected $20,000 even with the additions. Exodus installed their first 6.4 in like 2 days according to their utube vid. Seems lil extreme in the cost. But more power to ya.
 

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What are your thoughts since the swap? Comfortable enough for a daily driver? Any plans on towing? MPG's?
Looks awesome under the hood, too!
 
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What are your thoughts since the swap? Comfortable enough for a daily driver? Any plans on towing? MPG's?
Looks awesome under the hood, too!
My thoughts are this thing is incredible... that much power at your fingertips is never anything I’ve ever had in the many Jeeps I’ve owned. I understand 40k is a big ask, but it was worth every penny so far. Drivability is exactly as stock, just with much more acceleration, and it’s a bit harder to stop with factory rubicon brakes, and 40s...

Daily driver, easily. I’ve already head it on a 500 mile trip, and smiled whenever I wasn’t at a gas station. The 20gal tank is a bit small for this engine. I’m getting about 13mpg (calculated) on the highway.
And about 10.5mpg mixed driving. But let’s be real I’m hammering this thing every chance I get so those numbers are skewed

I’ve not towed with it, but I feel like I could pull a house. They did a fantastic job keeping this engine cool. I never see higher than 210° even at idle in 95° sunny day.

40k is steep, yes. But what do you think Jeep is going to charge if they ever do put a hemi in it? I’ve got a buddy on the wrangler design Team at Jeep. According to him if it ever did happen, it won’t be in this model. Because the engine bay would need to be elongated so much for crash approval.

So anyway, Jeep will at least add 25k to the sticker price for a 6.4, look at the price jump in the grand Cherokee. I don’t know, it was worth it to me.
 

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That’s bad ass. Post some vids of how it sounds
 

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That looks really sweet, I've seen the Exodus YouTube videos it looks like they do good work. I guess my question is why doesn't anyone do a swap with the 5.7 Hemi? It's a lighter engine, better mileage and still gets 395HP and 410ft lbs torque. It seems to me like that would be a better match for a daily driver.

The other thing I can't get my head wrapped around is paying $40k for an engine swap...that is nuts. But hey, if you can afford it and that's what you want all the more power to ya.
 

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