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Old 07-19-2013, 08:00 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Orange County, NY
Posts: 456
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 R/T
Trim Level: R/T
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 4
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Words do not describe the torque curve on this motor. She just flat out hauls ass and feels like this should have been the engine in all of our R/T's from the get go.

As for price, I can share the parts estimates here:

Crate Motor: $7600 (shipped and core)
Trans Cooler and Lines: $300
Trans Pan: $200
Misc: $200 (oil, gaskets, etc...)

Labor for the engine is anywhere from $1K-$2K depending on your shop of choice.

But here's the nice part for me that pushed me in this direction over FI: Your stock engine and all of the 392 parts unused have value, real value. For instance:

2012 5.7L VVT Longblock: $2000
392 Intake Manifold and TB: $400
392 Headers: $300-$500
392 Oil Pan/Pickup: $100
392 Oil Cooler and Hoses: $100

Total: $3000
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