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Bryan
Hagerty Employee

How Jeep made the Wrangler Rubicon 392, in nitty-gritty detail

Jeep recently introduced the Wrangler Rubicon 392. It is the first V-8-powered, open-top Jeep in four decades and, much like the diesel model, an answer to enthusiasts’ long pleas. Swapping an AMC 304 into a CJ-7, however, is a task that even a shade tree hack mechanic could do. Dropping a huge 6.4-liter V-8 into a modern Wrangler JL required significant changes compared to the conventional V-6 models. Let’s dig in and determine exactly, from a nuts-and-bolts perspective, how the 392 came together. It won’t surprise you, we’re sure, to hear that the aftermarket will likely make some adjustments of its own.

 

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https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/the-nitty-gritty-details-that-make-jeeps-wrangler...

 

4 REPLIES 4
Flashman
Advanced Driver

"0ff-roading"?  (with a 0).

Sajeev
Community Manager

Fixing that now, thanks! 

Blackpanthers81
Pit Crew

I'd love to see a new 392 hemi in a 1976 jeep wagoneer.

Swamibob
Advanced Driver

In answer to your final question:  Yes, there should be a Wrangler Hellcat!  I'm not a 4 wheel drive guy, nor would I likely own one, but I'd love to see one built, just to hear the howls from the naysayers and doom criers.  I have no doubt the public would buy them up in plenty large enough numbers to make it profitable.  Certainly more profitable than the hybrid.  🙂