2008 Wrangler JK 6.1L HEMI Swap
March 31, 2015
Cleveland Power and performance is proud to announce our latest build! We will be completing a 2008 Wrangler JK 6.1l HEMI swap.
Due to the overwhelming requests from our customers, we will be swapping this 6.1L Hemi SRT-8 V8 engine into a theft recovery Wrangler Rubicon. Since the theft recovery had no damage, it has already been inspected by the state and carries a Rebuilt Ohio Title. We are now going to go forward with installing the SRT-8 Hemi Engine. Follow this blog to see the swap from start to finish.
Below you will see pictures of the wrangler, as we received it, next to the 6.1L HEMI donor engine.
We will be doing as much of this build “in house” as possible. We will be fabricating bracketry, mounts, and whatever else we have to so that by the time we finish this swap we are prepared to do another one.
We started the build by taking the body of the Wrangler off of the frame to see what were working with. Here are some pictures showing the body off of the frame.
We can now remove the original driveline, and begin fabricating our mounts. We will be using the original transmission and transfer case out of the wrangler behind the HEMI. Stayed tuned to this blog to see the build progress. As always please feel free to call or email with any comments or questions.