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New HEMI Kits Let You Upgrade Your Ride


Give Old Muscle Car Some Love

Have an old Mopar muscle car from the 1960s or early 70s that needs a bit of a refresher performance-wise? Dodge announced at the recent SEMA show in Las Vegas that they are rolling out a pair of new crate engine kits that are virtually plug and play. The Mopar 345 Crate HEMI and 392 Crate HEMI engine kits are available through the parts department at Chapman Dodge. “Our new Mopar Crate HEMI engine Kits answer enthusiast demand for a relatively simple solution for plugging modern-day HEMI engine power into their classic Mopar rides,” according to Chrysler parts and service chief Pietro Gorlier. “The engine kits include the hardware to plant a 5.7-liter or 6.4-liter HEMI engine under the hood with the factory-backed confidence that comes when using Mopar parts. They also offer optional front-end accessory kits like power steering or even exhaust manifolds to make installation easier.”

Includes Everything for Installation

The two new HEMI engine kits include everything you need to bring your old beast up to speed. Included in the kit is a powertrain control module, chassis and engine wiring harnesses, power distribution center, accelerator pedal, ground jumper, O2 sensors, air temp sensor and completely detailed installation instructions. Both engine kits are engineered for use with manual transmissions, but automatic transmissions can also be used with some adaptations. These kits have everything you need to take a Gen III HEMI engine and install it. Additional accessories for air conditioning and rear sump oil pan are also available.

Dodge Shows Off Modified Challenger, Jeep

SEMA was the perfect opportunity for Dodge to show off a modified Challenger and Jeep with HEMI Crate engine kits under the hood. The Dodge Shakedown Challenger took a classic 1971 vehicle and installed the 392 engine kit, along with a modern interior to create a unique show vehicle. The Shakedown Challenger utilized a cold-air intake to help generate 485 horses. A modified body was streamlined to make an impact at the show, including removing the door handles entirely while integrating the head and tail lamps from a 2017 Challenger to create a perfect blend of old and new. The Jeep CJ66 started with a TJ frame and a 1966 Wrangler body wrapped around the 345 Crate HEMI kit. With 383 horses running the show, this is one off-road beast that takes a back seat to no one. If your love of Mopar has you looking for a way to upgrade your old muscle car, swing by the parts department at Chapman Dodge to get all the information on the new HEMI Crate engine kits.

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