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So.... Im already planning for the worst.

What are people doing for built motors.... Are they just stroking it and forging it up?

Anyone bore it out?!

Any places selling complete built motors?

I just need Rocket to point me where to spend my money thanks!
 

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LMAO if you were building a Coyote or a LS/LT no problem but a Hellcat motor I have zero clue. I would look to HHP for some thing like that. They build real race cars not just bolt on parts but I have no experience with them just their reputation. how crazy you gonna get? I know its just money but think about it you want to go fast build a real drag car from scratch not a jeep. you want to bolt on some crazy stuff and make a brick go low 9s sure it will cost you $ but not like your thinking about doing. id pull the stock motor sell it and drop in a real motor before I spent that much money but still its s jeep you wont make any records. if you do you might as well toss the 2650 and get turbos. see what I am saying you can go down a steep path very fast and at the end of the day its a jeep. You need to build a race car a purpose built drag car it will save you money in the end.

but I do think forged internals is next for you if you want to or not its gonna happen. a few extra cubes at that time wont hurt lol.
 

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I am going to build a pure drag car eventually...

I think i will just pull the motor and stroke it, and forge everything up.

I have only had the car two weeks since May, so i was thinking of looking for a hellcat motor... and just ordering parts... Build that motor... and then swap them and maybe sell the trackhawk motor.

A pure drag car is deff in my future. But i think after i beef up the Jeep engine, I would like a nice pro touring camaro, or old vette or something.

My goal is to keep the Jeep daily drive-able... As i find it humorous that I can have a daily drive-able Jeep Grand Cherokee..... My 15 year old self would be very proud of where i am today! lol
 

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Depending on the amount and type of boost you plan on throwing at it will factor into a stroke kit decision.

As you start going large on the CI with the gen3, you get into not ideal cylinder strokes and wall thickness issues.

Even at stock cubic inches though , you could spec a reliable big power unit.

HHP/BES or modern muscle extreme are 2 solid shops for either short or long block option shopping.



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hey speed costs $ how fast you want to go?


pull the entire drivetrain and drop it in a tube frame chassis with a carbon fiber body. Then we will be talking some records!
 
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I agree with Rocket. I think about modding my Jeep all the time but then I think about how I will get used to the power and look for the next thing which will take me down the rabbit hole. I've been there done that myself, and if it were me (I understand that no one wants to be me, but still!) I would let it ride the way it is now and if it breaks I would just buy the stock block, sell the aftermarket parts and enjoy the stock TH again while I spent my extra cash on a drag/roll race car that will give you more enjoyment.

I've spent +60k on a GT500 before with the best builder in the country and it still broke. Point being, even forged internals and upgraded parts don't guarantee the vehicle doesn't break in the future. In my case, I just cut my losses by rebuilding the motor so I could sell it :(

Whatever you do, if you feel like the dollars spent were worth it then that's what really matters! HHP would be my vote if you go through with a build!
 

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I would like a nice pro touring camaro, or old vette or something.
ah ha now this I can help with,lol its quite clear you are not scared to spend money and you will need to carry that over to building a pro-touring car X 10.
pick the right car do the right mods and you can get the money back or more down the road.

I have a huge problem spending money I would dump tons of money in cars like the jeep only to sell or trade in at huge losses. I started building older cars that go up in value. you can spend so much more money this way,lol.

I have also been wanting to build a drag car. prob will after my 61 bubbletop is done. how fast do you want to go? The challenger body style is so cool I may just grab a demon and start there or if my 62 sells go full tube carbon fiber body etc etc.

what ever you do I will follow along with a huge smile on my face cuz it will be bad ass what ever you decide.
 

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Hold up...….I haven't done any digging, but are our engines not from the factory with forged internals? I'm assuming since John is talking about forging it up. Who puts together a boosted OEM vehicle and doesn't forge the internals? Hell, my S2000 F20c engine came from Honda with forged internals and it was NA.


What ended up happening to yours JohnWGW? I probably know, just can't remember exactly.
 

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Hold up...….I haven't done any digging, but are our engines not from the factory with forged internals? I'm assuming since John is talking about forging it up. Who puts together a boosted OEM vehicle and doesn't forge the internals? Hell, my S2000 F20c engine came from Honda with forged internals and it was NA.


What ended up happening to yours JohnWGW? I probably know, just can't remember exactly.
our motors are def built but nothing like you can get in the after market. example TH come with brembos but if you go buy the brembo GTs you will see a world of difference in braking. Hes gonna push this motor far as it will go is my guessing and planning to rebuild after it pops.
 

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The 6.2 is forged and built to withstand ~900-1000 crank HP, assuming all else is good.

Rods are generally the weak link. They are powder forged units.


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Hold up...….I haven't done any digging, but are our engines not from the factory with forged internals? I'm assuming since John is talking about forging it up. Who puts together a boosted OEM vehicle and doesn't forge the internals? Hell, my S2000 F20c engine came from Honda with forged internals and it was NA.


What ended up happening to yours JohnWGW? I probably know, just can't remember exactly.
Im sure everything is forged already... I just meant beefing it up. All internals rated for higher horsepower etc etc...

Nothing happened to the motor yet... but at 23psi.... Something will eventually lol... Just figuring out my next steps for the truck... Hopefully running it at the track this friday before i leave for disneyworld again.


Rocket... I think i am going to buy someones built pro touring car.... This way i can let someone else dump there time and money and i can just pick out one i like and have fun with it!

I get my Maverick x3 turbo r tomorrow... So that should be fun... now i can plow my own driveway lol
 

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Rocket... I think i am going to buy someones built pro touring car.... This way i can let someone else dump there time and money and i can just pick out one i like and have fun with it!

I get my Maverick x3 turbo r tomorrow... So that should be fun... now i can plow my own driveway lol
yes good call I am going to AZ in Jan for Barrett Jackson they have a few nice cars popping up and I have my eye on 2. I am a weirdo I have to make them my way so if I do buy any I will change stuff around anyways to make it mine. a super nice white 58 Impala with red interior went for 127K in vegas last week and I would of def tried to get that it was perfect other then it needed a LS7 lol.
some good deals there and some not so good deals like a 1.4 million dollar GT40 lol **** car cost more then my house lol.
 

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yes good call I am going to AZ in Jan for Barrett Jackson they have a few nice cars popping up and I have my eye on 2. I am a weirdo I have to make them my way so if I do buy any I will change stuff around anyways to make it mine. a super nice white 58 Impala with red interior went for 127K in vegas last week and I would of def tried to get that it was perfect other then it needed a LS7 lol.
some good deals there and some not so good deals like a 1.4 million dollar GT40 lol **** car cost more then my house lol.
I am sure i will tweak mine as well... but the people i have spoken to say i will spend a lot more money if i try to build one than the ground up, rather than buying someones finished hobby/product....

Whatever i get will be getting nitrous! lol
 

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I am sure i will tweak mine as well... but the people i have spoken to say i will spend a lot more money if i try to build one than the ground up, rather than buying someones finished hobby/product....

Whatever i get will be getting nitrous! lol
oh yes you will spend way more money and take a few years to build. BUT it will be yours. I am now in the F it stages and going to buy also they tweak it to my style. no more full builds take to long and way to much money. So yes you are correct.
 

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So.... Im already planning for the worst.

What are people doing for built motors.... Are they just stroking it and forging it up?

Anyone bore it out?!

Any places selling complete built motors?

I just need Rocket to point me where to spend my money thanks!
After I blew up my stock motor I had Better Built Performance build me a forged 426 motor. They did an awesome job and the turnaround time wasn't bad either.
 

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I had a newer Maverick x3 turbo R as well. Bad ass little machine. Sold it a year later cause every weekend was running my street cars and Trackhawk.... haha
 
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