With the Brand-X guys swapping LSX and Coyote powerplants into anything and everything, it’s the Mopar faithful’s job to keep up not only at the track, but also in tech. Thankfully, the revitalization of the Hemi name in 2003 gave us an outlet. Now, with 5.7L, 6.1L, 6.2L, and 6.4L variations available, more and more modern Hemi swaps are popping up at the local cruise nights.
Many aftermarket companies like Reilly MotorSports (RMS) have picked up on the trend and are here to help. Bill Reilly states that, “This year the hot thing is Hellcat. We’ve done maybe 30 kits this year just for Hellcat crates.” The AlterKtion front suspension system’s benefits are twofold; it’s a giant upgrade in handling and can be made to accommodate almost any engine of your choosing. That means no more worrying about crazy custom motor mounts or headers that just barely squeeze by factory torsion bars.
Check out John Berryman’s (aka Chuckbizkits) build over on the ForABodiesOnly.com forum. RMS was able to help him get a supercharged 6.4L Hemi shoved in a ’64 Valiant. Aftermarket performance part options for early A-bodies are generally few and far between, but RMS supplied a complete front suspension specifically built for performance handling and a big modern Hemi. Up front is a coil-over AlterKtion setup while the rear bounces on the Street-Lynx 4-bar system. John even went as far as saying, “Bill is awesome to work with.”
Whether you’re building an all-out pro-touring corner carver or just looking for better street manners on your way to the grocery store, visit Reilly MotorSports online or give them a call at (800) 474-1534.