|07-26-2014 11:47 AM|
I was able to reuse my drive shafts too.
Good luck with it!
|07-25-2014 05:17 PM|
|Jchap||Dang, I bet it would be worth every penny! I'm gonna have a shop do it. Don't want it to take a month! I'm not so patient.....I guess I'd have to get another transfer case? And drive shafts too. Thanks for spilling the beans on the price brotha! If you hear a V8 rumble behind ya and you see a blue yj......be sure to wave!! Haha|
|07-25-2014 03:32 PM|
Getting the motor, trans, and ECU for a good price is critical. I paid $1500 for everything out of a wrecked out 2004 truck. Make sure you get the wiring harness and gas pedal assemblies!
After you get all that horse power, you're going to need better axles. I babied my stock ones for about year before doing a D44 swap with ARB lockers. Another $3500!
I have to say, it was worth every penny!
|07-24-2014 04:00 PM|
|Jchap||I didn't notice it if you said it, but if you dont mind saying, about how much did the project cost you?? I've got around 5 grand for a motor swap and want a 5.3. Will that even put a dent in it?? Thanks|
|07-15-2014 07:24 PM|
|07-14-2014 02:35 PM|
Great read, lots of good info.
Hopefully a swap is in my future.... Somewhere
|07-11-2014 03:50 PM|
|07-06-2014 06:56 PM|
1995 grand rio 4 banger gone. Need help on Temp guage.
Which temp unit controls gauge? The water pump sender or the one on the back of the motor? Thank you for any help you can give...
|04-17-2014 07:30 PM|
I have not done speedo and tach yet. I used Phantom II gauges for everything else and plan on putting them in for speed/tach. Just need an extra $500 bucks to buy them! Quadratech makes new dash prices to fit the custom gauges.
Jeep is running great!
|01-12-2014 01:10 PM|
|VRodAJ||Did you get all your gauges up and running? what did you do for the speedo and tach?|
|01-08-2014 03:18 AM|
|jasonh28||Been awhile. Any issues/upgrades yet?|
|12-30-2013 10:19 AM|
I actually just took it through emissions for the first time and passed! Good to go for 2 years now!
|12-30-2013 01:31 AM|
|pepsigerry||Hi AZ, just wanted to say your build was awesome! It came out great and was fun to read!|
|11-08-2013 06:42 AM|
|spot||thanks AZ, got it taken care of. didn't take pics of the swap but got it done in 2 weekends.|
|11-08-2013 02:33 AM|
|smokey0993||Thanks AZ will look them up. Can't wait to get started on my build.|
|11-07-2013 09:05 AM|
|11-07-2013 09:04 AM|
|11-07-2013 12:06 AM|
|smokey0993||Looks great man. Going to start on my build sometime this winter. Trying to get parts together. Whats headers did you decide to go with?|
|09-30-2013 09:54 PM|
|spot||what about factory security? how to get around it?|
|09-26-2013 11:07 AM|
banger out, 5.3 in
When i did my swap i used novack for most things. but, I used painless wiring they sent me a complete harness with factory plugins.litteraly plug and play. Also explained where the reverse loock out and tork converter lockup release and VSS wires go. Good directions well worth the I think it was $300. It also allows you to install the conputer inside the jeep for better protection.
|03-26-2013 02:36 PM|
|03-25-2013 11:38 PM|
I just finished my axle swap!!! Dana 44's with ARB lockers! Here is the write up:
|12-31-2012 02:49 PM|
|dustinwilcoxson||Alright thanks man!|
|12-31-2012 02:38 PM|
I got mine out of an 04 pickup, its a GEN3 motor. Just make sure you don't get one with the ECO stuff on it. You don't want the computer shutting down 2 cylinders while you are trying to wheel.
Go to Novak conversions, LOTS of information there! They did a great job of converting the computer and wiring for me. They are very helpful and answer all your questions free of charge!
You can message me too, I would be happy to help out if you go for it.
|12-31-2012 02:30 PM|
|dustinwilcoxson||Thats not to bad ive been looking around trying to find a totaled truck to buy i justcwant a fuel injected v8|
|12-31-2012 02:18 PM|
It took me about 2 months, working mostly weekends.
|12-31-2012 02:03 PM|
|dustinwilcoxson||What wax the total $$ on this ive been thinking about it|
|12-31-2012 01:59 PM|
Had some fun yesterday!
|12-29-2012 12:11 PM|
|AZ WRANGLER||Stilll running the stock axles... F'ing Santa did not bring me D44's for Christmas|
|09-13-2012 03:38 PM|
|jasonh28||I'm interested to see how well the stock Front end holds up|
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