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08-13-2013 05:32 PM
XDR New seats sit too high and lean too far forward for my liking. Ordered a spare driver seat riser to replace passenger folding and going to cut 1" out and slight angle back then weld back together.
08-12-2013 02:03 PM
jeepnfool Great build..
08-11-2013 12:34 PM
XDR Mastercraft Rubicon seats installed, still need the harness bar.
07-26-2013 02:41 PM
XDR
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Originally Posted by mecmar44 View Post
I might have missed it somewhere but did you completely remove the factory ECU and Harness replace it with the GM ECU and Harness?
Jeep ECU is gone, used partial jeep engine harness for fuel pump, backup switch, 4wd switch.
07-25-2013 07:12 PM
mecmar44 I might have missed it somewhere but did you completely remove the factory ECU and Harness replace it with the GM ECU and Harness?
07-06-2013 05:52 PM
XDR Painted stock wheels for the time being.
07-05-2013 05:59 PM
XDR MasterCraft Safety had their harness' on sale so I got a pair for $90 shipped! MasterCraft Rubicon seats later this month, black w/ black center and red side panels. Found a dealer that has them for $260 ea shipped! Will share the source if they are worth dealing with.
06-26-2013 09:55 PM
George C that's where I was planning to mount mine but going off the bolt holes in the fender mine supposed to go lower and hang off the fender...

my pcm is down where the abs area was. this jeep didn't have abs so the truck computer bracket was modified and secured in that location
06-26-2013 09:18 PM
XDR No issues with clearance.. Maybe swap to this style?
06-26-2013 09:03 PM
George C mine in stock location would be way to close for my likings, yours may be different and wouldn't mind seeing a pic of it
06-26-2013 07:00 PM
XDR Washer fluid bottle is in stock location with no modifications.. Need a pic? 97 may be a little different?

Just got about 300 miles on the Jeep.. I have a vacuum leak (P0507) that I can't find yet and getting about 10 MPG.. So still working out the qwerks..
06-24-2013 07:23 PM
George C a Truck K&N intake works for the swap, picked the tube up for 55 bucks shipped



curious what have you done for the washer fluid bottle?

hows this been treating you? getting close to finishing up the two harness's for this swap of mine. Had taken a few months off from this project to work on a couple other projects
06-24-2013 06:00 AM
XDR
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Originally Posted by jeeptester View Post
it looks in way better shape than mine, are you going to rebuild it, or just brackets?
Partial rebuild, all but center section until I regear.
06-20-2013 08:23 PM
jeeptester it looks in way better shape than mine, are you going to rebuild it, or just brackets?
06-18-2013 07:11 PM
XDR $100 8.8
06-11-2013 11:34 AM
XDR Planning for next stage.. Picking up an explorer 8.8 this weekend and a xj hp d30 next month. Both are geared in 3.73 which will be fine with stock tires for now.
06-07-2013 05:30 PM
XDR
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Originally Posted by jeeptester View Post

I thought you were, its the only way I say but each to their own I guess,

What did you do about the PCV hose that used to go from the valve cover to the air intake?
In 01 it didn't have one?? The Pcv valve line?
06-07-2013 04:46 PM
jeeptester
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Originally Posted by XDR View Post
Efi..
I thought you were, its the only way I say but each to their own I guess,

What did you do about the PCV hose that used to go from the valve cover to the air intake?
06-07-2013 03:39 PM
XDR Efi..
06-07-2013 06:44 AM
jeeptester
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Originally Posted by XDR View Post
Got the 2" coils installed with bump stop spacers, shocks installed minus one of the rears that the top mount bolts broke. New radio and speakers installed. Novak intake installed. Just waiting on rear driveshaft to show up and make the vent lines for the t case and tranny then I'm almost 100% complete with the swap.
There is no such thing as 100% on a Jeep, especially a V8 conversion LOL

Novak intake? Does that mean its going be carb and not EFI ? (if thats been said previous excuse my missing it)
06-04-2013 04:44 PM
XDR Got the 2" coils installed with bump stop spacers, shocks installed minus one of the rears that the top mount bolts broke. New radio and speakers installed. Novak intake installed. Just waiting on rear driveshaft to show up and make the vent lines for the t case and tranny then I'm almost 100% complete with the swap.
06-04-2013 08:57 AM
Blacksurt In NM you can get a "builders" title.
06-03-2013 06:45 AM
XDR Just found out some rules on emissions; engine must be made by same manufacture and offered in same vehicle class, must be same year or newer and vin must match vin on ecu. That is for 50 state legal, Oregon where I'm from has no emissions so I'm good for now
06-02-2013 10:22 PM
Carolinanomads I finally got some of my pictures together from my swap.
Here is a link: https://plus.google.com/photos/10696...73119024734401

My Jeep is tagged in Florida and there is no emissions check, if I installed the converters I think it would pass emissions anywhere.

I am finishing up the Air Conditioning hook up, hope to have it charged this week. After that it is cruise control hook up, mine is drive by wire so it should not be too hard to figure out.
05-29-2013 06:00 PM
Blacksurt Looks great, sound great.
05-29-2013 07:28 AM
XDR Just ordered the remaining stuff to make the jeep road worthy. Should be complete in about 2 weeks including exhaust.
05-23-2013 05:44 PM
jeeptester
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Originally Posted by XDR View Post
Sounds great dude ! Welcome to the other side :-)
05-23-2013 10:56 AM
XDR I'm military and have it registered in Oregon. Therefore I'm exempt for emissions. Texas doesn't have emissions but does have a safety inspection. Some states allow you to register without being a resident, you may want to look into those if your state has emissions the jeep wouldn't pass, also may want to look into kit car emissions standards.
05-23-2013 10:21 AM
UpTheCreek XDR, followed this thread and you did a fantastic job. Sure sounds good, idles nice and smooth! Congrats!

I didn't see any mention of it in your past posts, but how are your laws regarding engine swaps in Texas? I am trying to figure it out for NC and exactly what they allow and do not allow. I haven't contacted them to find out yet, but I sure wouldn't do my swap unless I was assured it's going to pass muster with DMV nazis. I'm just confused at this point though!

Make some more videos!
05-22-2013 01:22 PM
XDR http://youtu.be/-2QvmB6AXXg
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