A 6.4L Hemi Dropped In A Jeep Wrangler Is Awesome

Jul 24, 2019 2 min read

You can thank the mad geniuses at Petty’s Garage for this completely awesome build.

There’s little doubt that the Jeep Wrangler is a hot vehicle these days. At a time when an increasing number of SUVs are growing soft, this famous off-roader has kept its rough-and-tumble image by placing capabilities first. Petty’s Garage has found a way to pump things up to the next level by dropping a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 under the hood. While you might not have considered the possibility of racing your Jeep, this build opens all kinds of new horizons.


This most definitely is not your average JK. That engine produces a whopping 485-horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque, blowing away anything offered in any production Wrangler. With great power comes the need for excellent grip. That’s where the 35-inch General Grabber X3 tires come in, using big lugs and deep voids to really dig into any surface. The Mopar beadlock wheels allow you to air down the tires so you can ride on sand, mud, or other soft surfaces without compromising grip. Teraflex Falcon Shocks help with managing rough terrain and keeping the wheels from hopping while accelerating hard.

Just like any Jeep build, this one comes with some nice accessories to enhance this crazy setup. The fender flairs accommodate the wider and larger tires, keeping rocks from hitting the body and glass. Rugged Ridge short bumpers don’t get in the way of the tires, plus the front one houses fog lights for driving in particularly bad weather. Cube lights are mounted to the top of the front bumper and in front of both A-pillars, which are great for better visibility on a trail at night. There are also AMP Research power side steps, so you get that assistance without having something hanging down and getting caught on trail obstacles.

On the aesthetic side of things, Petty’s Garage goes for the sinister black for the Wrangler’s body, wheels, and most accessories. To keep things from getting too heavy, a nice blue is used for Petty’s body graphics, D-rings on the bumpers, and the brake calipers, which adds a nice touch.

Petty’s Garage has quite the reputation for building all kinds of vehicles, so no matter your taste you can find something you like.

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