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custom 6.1 hemi SRT prowler!
11-29-2013, 07:01 PM (This post was last modified: 11-29-2013 07:05 PM by hemiprowler.)
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custom 6.1 hemi SRT prowler!
Whats good Mopar Fan
Well I took a look at your site. I luv dodge cars, any thing Mopar especially with a Hemi and like many of the V6 guys always wanted to make it a bit faster.

So I thought I stop by an share my story. I saw a bunch of your guys at Carlisle when I was on the Dodge showcase
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and thought I share my story here too!
Just to provide some context this is the worlds first and only 6.1 SRT Hemi Prowler

Think a SRT 6.1 at about 2850Lbs

My car was featured at this years Chrysler nationals and Modern mopar. so you may have seen it.
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Backstory
I had a Prowler for over 12 Years. Back in the day the 3.5 was pretty nice but also wanted it to be a bit more of a modern hot rod. With the modern day Hemi decided to make a move.

Now doing this swap in a Prowler is no easy task. Its pretty much a custom build took over 12 months and involves a ton of fabication, electronics and patience to make it all work. The heart of the Hemi has a bolt on Trans and the prowler Tran set up is in the rear.

The build is pretty detailed and the great folks over at Allpar put a nice article together below that walks through all of the key details of the project.
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I will put some of the key build picts below and look foward to seeing my fellow mopars on the street.

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Original Car before build
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Last picture the car as a V6

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V6 pulled
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First ever engine drop in of new 6.1 hemi
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This is a big motor


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Drop it in
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It's in there and yes it fits
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Pictured here is our custom bell-housing engine adapter to adapt the 6.1 Hemi engine to accept the prowler style drive shaft an rear trans. The rear engine mount is also integrated into the bell-housing.

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Modified pan
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Handbuilt headers and exhaust
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Custom shaker hood from a Challenger

The first step was a custom trim ring.
On the picture below you will see a aluminum ring around the shaker. This set the positioning and build up area that the shaker with come through from the engine.
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Then using tape the team laid out the build up outline design form the custom aluminum piece to be built, formed and attached to the hood. As you can see its slopes only leaving the top of the shaker sticking through. Very creative. See side view
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Hand built to match the shaker
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Chrysler nationals Reveal



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Treyb
11-11-2012, 12:59 AM
Live on the dodge stage
Here a few more of my favorite Picts for many that never saw it !

You can watch the full Interview with SRT and Dodge here from the reveal
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11-29-2013, 07:27 PM
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RE: custom 6.1 hemi SRT prowler!
That is completely BADASS!!!

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2010 R/T Challenger 6.4 cam and Maggie @8lbs of boost. Some more stuff, but you get the idea. Installed by Texas House of Hemi. Tuned by the Hemituner!

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11-29-2013, 07:30 PM
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RE: custom 6.1 hemi SRT prowler!
Wow that is nice and I bet a handful to drive. Don't care for the shaker but the rest is great.
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11-29-2013, 07:39 PM
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RE: custom 6.1 hemi SRT prowler!
I dig the Shaker, adds to the Uniqueness. Like Phil said, I bet that sucker needs all your attention when driving!

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2010 R/T Challenger 6.4 cam and Maggie @8lbs of boost. Some more stuff, but you get the idea. Installed by Texas House of Hemi. Tuned by the Hemituner!

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11-29-2013, 08:04 PM (This post was last modified: 11-29-2013 08:06 PM by hemiprowler.)
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RE: custom 6.1 hemi SRT prowler!
Shaker is purpose built think about this the cars engine bay is about 40% smaller than the SRT its designed for. the grill, side panels and shaker all work together to reduce temps and allow this car to work. All functional performance. Every single mod you see has a purpose. Trying to keep a car this small cool is not easy task. We reduced temps over 25% with the shaker and there is no room for much more under the hood. Pulls cold air direct to the engine. AFR version required no air box! In person it also looks way cool!! 370 Hemi in your face. This is much less about looks its functional performance! There is little room under the hood and your doubling the performance and prowler. Note there car also weighs 1200lbs less with the same engine. Lots of enginering to make this all work
dare to compare

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11-29-2013, 08:30 PM
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RE: custom 6.1 hemi SRT prowler!
I know what you guys might want how about some videos!
This might help

Below are a few videos and pictures of the car in action from our final testing back in Feb.

1. Have you ever heard what a V8 SRT Hemi Prowler sounds like? Check out this video for a full depth sound and visual overview of the Prowlers Engine and exhaust note at work!!
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2.This is The official first impressions and drive by video footage! You will get a first person view of what it's like to ride and the sounds of the 6.1 Hemi prowler!

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3.So if you had some open road, a tripod, a camera and a Hemi V8 what do you think may happen! Check out the latest video from testing in NC. Some nice drive by Video shots enjoy! Have your Speakers ready!
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More recent ones from home in NYC/NJ

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Hemi prowler complete walk around against the NYC Skyline
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Hemi prowler in motion rolling along the NYC Hudson River coast
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11-29-2013, 08:44 PM
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custom 6.1 hemi SRT prowler!
Very, very cool.


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2010 R/T Challenger 6.4 cam and Maggie @8lbs of boost. Some more stuff, but you get the idea. Installed by Texas House of Hemi. Tuned by the Hemituner!

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11-30-2013, 01:35 AM
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RE: custom 6.1 hemi SRT prowler!
Very kewl ride, Just wonder how long the stock v6 transaxle will hold up.

Team Shake-n-Bake ftw!
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11-30-2013, 07:22 AM
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RE: custom 6.1 hemi SRT prowler!
Now that's a good catch. The rear transaxle is the build pinch point. Not a ton of options based on the rear layout vs bolt on.

If you are very interested you can read my write up on the Trans below.
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I'll keep it simple we have beefed up the rear with hardened internals, shift kits, extra clutches etc but it's still a pinch point. No more slamming on the gas to the floor have to ease into it and drive it smart. Also put it in manual mods when driving hard. I also keep a spare built Trans just in case.
This photo may help, most v8s with bolt on Trans takes the tq. Only a Vette has a similar layout but the mods to make it work not proven.

It works well I have 2700 miles this year to prove it. Just have to drive smart.
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11-30-2013, 11:06 AM
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RE: custom 6.1 hemi SRT prowler!
Looks really kewl, I like it. Only one problem for me, Ain't no way I would be able to keep my foot out of it with the Hemi under the hood. Laugh So the transaxle probably wouldn't last long. Smile

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