Can a hemi be put into a 2016/2017 AWD Charger?

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  1. DJSCharger

    DJSCharger New Member

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    I'm wondering if something like a 392 crate motor could be put in a new AWD Charger. If so, what else would it take to make that happen? (ie; cooling, transmission parts, exhaust, etc)
     
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    I don't think the drive train would hold up to it based on what I've read.
     
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    I think the reason you can't get an 8 in AWD is because the 8 speed tranny is to long...
     
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    They have the Challenger GT model which has the 8 speed and AWD but it only comes with the 3.6 liter which I'm pretty sure is the same/similar set up with the 2015+ Chargers. All the speculation the reason it did not come with a V8 was the AWD components would not hold up to the extra power. I'm sure someone will test that theory out one of these days.
     
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    Engine swaps like this are very impractical nowadays. If you want a new AWD Charger and power, I suggest looking into a supercharger for the 3.6l v6. I hear they get more power the then 5.7 hemi.
     
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    I agree with mikeb33 you would spend way less money boosting the 6 vs trying to put an 8 in.
     
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    With the time money and skill you could put any power plant you want in anything.
     
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    Yup-picture online somewhere of a '69 Charger with a Viper mill...very kewl
     
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    Yep.... you can put almost any motor in any car... it takes time, money and the desire to get dirty and swear all the damn time... oh yeah and get bloody knuckles.... drink a few bubbly pops... and curse some more... then you will start to question your sanity

    Make sure you do your homework first... research, research and more research... go talk to the old school hot rodders and the new age tuners...

    Then you start by acquiring all the parts necessary... make sure to keep a log of the year and part number for each part, this way its easy to replace a part.
     
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    It would be alot cheaper to SC the car. Plus the cool factor makes it even better.
     
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    Yeah, the only thing I worry about with a SC are posts I've read about them imploding in cold weather starts. If you're on a ski trip in the mountains and it gets cold, you still gotta start the car when its sitting outside in the open. I don't know enough about SC's to really know if there's a safe way to deal with this. Anyone have experience with this situation?
     
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    It's got nothing to do with the power, it's the length of the HEMI, transfer case and 8 speed. Won't fit under the current body style.

    They make HEMI AWD in the 15+ MY, they're still the 5 speed and they're in the police package.

    Dodge does this because the police package doesn't need to follow the same gas mileage requirements that the consumer version does. And Dodge went with the 8 speed in all of them to help gas mileage to meet the federal requirements.
     

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