It is only a mistake if you do not put it in your jeep. hmmmm 6 litre? and nv4500.
Yeah Six Liters of Doom. It's the 315HP version with 370ft/lbs of torque...with emissions and manifolds. I'm going to run w/o emissions and shorty headers so I have to build prepared for 400ish HP. I will probably look into running some sort of programmable tuner to keep the power down for now.
The price was so good I couldn't pass it up; I basically paid what the transmission (brand new) with shipping would be worth. Plus I couldn't think of any reason why not to. Besides you know, kissing my tcase, HP 'turdy and driveshafts goodbye. Now I'm hoping for a mild winter so it won't be -26 in my garage again!
Lots of work to do.
-Radiator, hoses, steam system, electric fans, shroud, wiring
-Engine + tcase mounts
-Atlas/StaK/D300, do I want passenger or driver side drop (ie, what axle am I going with), also changes exhaust routing
-Front axle, steering, track bar
-Air intake system (air box, tubing, possibly run LS1 intake manifold which gains hood clearance and hp but loses low end torque)
-PCM marriage (run Jeep computer in tandem to allow gauge cluster to work, add in tachometer converter)
-Add fuel regulator, larger tank
At this point I'll be looking at tube fenders and some gnarly sized tires with hydro steer.
I think I'm going to stay with a driver side drop, truss the HP D30, stay on 33s for the winter and pray the 231 doesn't blow up.