Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Builders Corner > 5.3 vortec build summer of 13'

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: 5.3 vortec build summer of 13' Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
09-02-2013 02:46 PM
Ditchdoc How's the engine swap going?
08-12-2013 01:56 PM
jeepnfool Goyette, check out Novak adapters site or call Dave @ ext 14 and he can tell you everything you need.
08-12-2013 12:31 PM
Ditchdoc Bump
07-05-2013 07:29 AM
George C
Quote:
Originally Posted by goyette09 View Post
Well plan is to put my 5.3 vortec in my 97 wrangler se. I've got the motor and a big list of things I soon plan on buying. Can you help me out with things I may be missing....
Plan is:
5.3 vortec
Headers idk what to buy
700r4 mechanical (less electrical the better in deep water I figure)
original t-case. (np231) I believe.
beef up the front and rear axles. 30 spline with detroit lockers.
fuel pump? will stock 4cyl work for stock or cammed 5.3?

I know I need an adapter for the tranny to t-case. Im interested in piggy-backing the engine ecm to the wranglers computer to save money and sticking with the belt driven fan. Can you help me with my "parts list"?
LS3 manifolds will work perfect they are off the 5th gen Camaros
I used the stock Jeep fuel pump and just ran a Line from the pump to the truck rails
I kept the stock jeep Pcm and used the 53 PCM
used a Truck K&N setup without the heat shield
I used the novak fan
used a fan from a V6 4th gen Camaro

07-04-2013 10:53 PM
Rwa Just finished putting 5.3 L33 chevy in tj used both jeep and chevy pcm's.
07-04-2013 09:01 PM
Trailblazing1 Pulled that from the Novak site.lots of info there
07-04-2013 09:00 PM
Trailblazing1 •The NP207 & NP231 transfer cases are adaptable to the TH700R4 by using #171 series adapter kits.
03-20-2013 09:11 AM
Morris4x4Center
Quote:
Originally Posted by goyette09 View Post
I'd have to take another look at it, but I do want to put a cam and springs into it. I read a build online from carcraft magazine and they gained over 90hp with just the cam.
Have you seen or heard of anyone who has piggybacked a 5.3ecm with the factory wranglers?
Not in a Jeep, i have handful of friend with 5.3L in nissans though. The heads for an LS6 can work as well. Its a great bulletproof engine
03-18-2013 10:29 AM
goyette09 I'd have to take another look at it, but I do want to put a cam and springs into it. I read a build online from carcraft magazine and they gained over 90hp with just the cam.
Have you seen or heard of anyone who has piggybacked a 5.3ecm with the factory wranglers?
03-15-2013 03:26 PM
Morris4x4Center
Quote:
Originally Posted by goyette09 View Post
I can pick up a 700r4 with torque converter $600 reman with 2 year unlimited mile warranty. and its easier to convince the fiance that the build is a good idea if she is able to drive it when its done...
good call then! Those 5.3L take boost very well... Is that 5.3L a Lm7 (iron block) or L33 (aluminum block)?
03-15-2013 02:36 PM
goyette09 I can pick up a 700r4 with torque converter $600 reman with 2 year unlimited mile warranty. and its easier to convince the fiance that the build is a good idea if she is able to drive it when its done...
03-15-2013 02:17 PM
Morris4x4Center Instead of going Auto why not T56 6Speed? You will need a bigger Fuel Pump for sure!!! MSD-2225 Fuel Pump (We have them, good to about 500HP).
03-15-2013 12:37 PM
goyette09
5.3 vortec build summer of 13'

Well plan is to put my 5.3 vortec in my 97 wrangler se. I've got the motor and a big list of things I soon plan on buying. Can you help me out with things I may be missing....
Plan is:
5.3 vortec
Headers idk what to buy
700r4 mechanical (less electrical the better in deep water I figure)
original t-case. (np231) I believe.
beef up the front and rear axles. 30 spline with detroit lockers.
fuel pump? will stock 4cyl work for stock or cammed 5.3?

I know I need an adapter for the tranny to t-case. Im interested in piggy-backing the engine ecm to the wranglers computer to save money and sticking with the belt driven fan. Can you help me with my "parts list"?

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC