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You made some valid points if i do the hemi swap i can just drop it in right ?
Don't be fooled, nothing is just a simple "drop it in", not even a HEMI swap. You'll need...
There are at least a couple V10-swap Challengers around, not to mention Chrysler made the race-only Challenger Drag Pak with a V10, so it's definitely possible and something I'd love to do.
I say go for it, however...it sounds as though you're jumping in over your head with any swap if you have no idea what's involved. Certainly a good way to learn, but it's not going to be easy no matter what route you go.
Also, I don't know where you live but you should check your smog laws. If you're in California, for example, it's not legal to install a replacement engine that's older than the vehicle it's being installed into. So if I want to do a V10 swap into my 2011 then I have to use a 2011 or newer V10 that also meets California emissions.
2016 Challenger R/T Scat Pack, B5, 6-speed, SPAG, WRTs, sunroof, SGII, Convenience, Tech and Leather; UPR catch can, skip-shift eliminator, Mopar splash guards.
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, Inferno Red, 4.7L V8
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