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With a front differential housing in the stock mounting position, and without a lot of suspension lift, the angled filter adapter will interfere with the housing with articulation for sure…
 
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With you not having stock control arms you have a lot of clearance. My stock control arm is directly below the filter and I don't think the angle one would give any more clearance.
I'll double check though.

I believe that you can drop a Gen3 Hemi out of a Ram (like mine) into a stock TJ without having to modify the oil filter assembly.
 
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I believe that you can drop a Gen3 Hemi out of a Ram (like mine) into a stock TJ without having to modify the oil filter assembly.

It will absolutely smash the oil filter into the passenger side upper control arm/mount. Even with a short oil filter…
 
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It will absolutely smash the oil filter into the passenger side upper control arm/mount. Even with a short oil filter…

Correct. As soon as you hit the first bump that filter will be toast. Hard to tell in the picture but it was about 2 inches above the control arm.

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Are you sure about that? Which Hemi is in yours?

100% sure. My 5.7 is the Ram ‘03-‘08 5.7 Hemi. Right now I am sitting on stock height springs. I could not even use a short filter without interference. No way an angled adapter could work. It would make things even worse…

I had to block off the oil filter location and remote mount it to my inner fender…
 

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100% sure. My 5.7 is the Ram ‘03-‘08 5.7 Hemi. Right now I am sitting on stock height springs. I could not even use a short filter without interference. No way an angled adapter could work. It would make things even worse…

I had to block off the oil filter location and remote mount it to my inner fender…

Good to know. Out of curiosity I pulled out my copy of Red Rock’s Hemi conversion guide. Sure enough, they recommend a 3” lift. I bet that‘s one of the reasons.

Did your Ram Hemi come with that angled adapter? I thought that thing was on every Ram of that generation. Mine is an ‘06.
 
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Good to know. Out of curiosity I pulled out my copy of Red Rock’s Hemi conversion guide. Sure enough, they recommend a 3” lift. I bet thats one of the reasons.

Did your Ram Hemi come with that angled adapter? I thought that thing was on every Ram of that generation. Mine is an ‘06.

Nope. Mine came with the oil filter mounted right to the block. Mine is a thick cylinder wall ‘03 engine. Out of a 2003 4-door 4wd Ram…
 

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100% sure. My 5.7 is the Ram ‘03-‘08 5.7 Hemi.

I had to block off the oil filter location and remote mount it to my inner fender…
Same setup with mine except I have 2" spring spacers front and rear.

Would you happen to have any pictures of where/how you mounted the remote filter.?
Not a lot of open real estate under there..
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Same setup with mine except I have 2" spring spacers front and rear.

Would you happen to have any pictures of where/how you mounted the remote filter.?
Not a lot of open real estate under there..
Thanks in advance..

I will get a picture or two soon. It is put up for the Ohio Winter. I have the Metalcloak aluminum inner fenders, so my space is even less than normal…

I have the H&R 1” lift springs I am about to install in a month. I really think any lift less than 4” wouldn’t help clearance enough to make me feel comfortable running an oil filter on the block…
 
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I will get a picture or two soon. It is put up for the Ohio Winter. I have the Metalcloak aluminum inner fenders, so my space is even less than normal…

I have the H&R 1” lift springs I am about to install in a month. I really think any lift less than 4” wouldn’t help clearance enough to make me feel comfortable running an oil filter on the block…

Sounds good.
I agree, and will definitely be getting a relocate kit and like to see examples to help me decide on location.
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Sounds good.
I agree, and will definitely be getting a relocate kit and like to see examples to help me decide on location.
Thanks

Here's the best picture I have right now from my archives during install. You can see it's directly above the mount and an angle mount wouldn't be any better.

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Here's the best picture I have right now from my archives during install. You can see it's directly above the mount and an angle mount wouldn't be any better.

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Now imagine that without any suspension lift at all. I could bounce on my front bumper, with my hands, and get so close it was unnerving…
 
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Thanks for those.
I see they mounted it on the round crossmember right behind the front bumper. Looks good. I really hadn't given that location much thought. I was trying to find a place on the inside of the frame rail.
Does it show from the front at all or interfere with approach angle?
 
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Thanks for those.
I see they mounted it on the round crossmember right behind the front bumper. Looks good. I really hadn't given that location much thought. I was trying to find a place on the inside of the frame rail.
Does it show from the front at all or interfere with approach angle?
I feel like it’ll make contact with other stuff first before the filter.

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Changed the thermostat over yesterday to a 180. Still needs the controller on the fan to be turned almost all the way up but this is after pulling a trailer around most of the day. Stays 20-25 degree cooler even when running the AC. Of course it’s a totally different Jeep with a big motor and different transmission. But the one thing that I noticed most after the power increase, was the way it rides. It just feel softer almost and that can only be from replacing the body bushings all around. Y’all check yours out and if they even look remotely worn out…change ‘em. It’s cheap and easy to do and I promise you’ll feel a huge difference.

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