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09-19-2014 11:07 PM
00dan
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Originally Posted by xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42 View Post
Replaced the injector on cylinder 1 last night and all is good now. Mpg went from 8.7 back up to 15
Was Is that on the 3.8?
02-19-2014 08:33 AM
xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42
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Originally Posted by jherrington View Post
Tell me about it bro. I just spent $102 on two KNOCK SENSORS today.
Let me see what you got meow...! Pictures
02-19-2014 12:06 AM
jherrington
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Originally Posted by tklein42 View Post
Dude.... Right!? SOB! On my way to work law dee daw... crunch... 4k RPM. FUCK!!!! I think i got the list of parts down to a science by now. Just need monies... grrr....
Tell me about it bro. I just spent $102 on two KNOCK SENSORS today.
02-18-2014 11:45 PM
xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42 Dude.... Right!? SOB! On my way to work law dee daw... crunch... 4k RPM. FUCK!!!! I think i got the list of parts down to a science by now. Just need monies... grrr....
02-18-2014 09:24 PM
jherrington
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Originally Posted by tklein42 View Post
Tranny died this morning on my way to work. What do you guys think? Time to dump an LS in? I think so... Good thing i have oodles and oodles of money just laying around Have an XJ in the garage that needs a floor too. JUST EMPTY EVERY POCKET :'( LOL
Did you buy a lemon or what?
02-18-2014 03:53 PM
xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42 Tranny died this morning on my way to work. What do you guys think? Time to dump an LS in? I think so... Good thing i have oodles and oodles of money just laying around

Have an XJ in the garage that needs a floor too.


JUST EMPTY EVERY POCKET :'( LOL

02-09-2014 12:22 AM
rhino1
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Originally Posted by The Man In Black View Post
Who wants general motor parts in there jeep
I don't know if you have ever seen it but they put hemi s in jeep lol
Good luck with that dead end
Jeep did an amazing job with the motor that's in it....
01-30-2014 01:16 PM
xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42 Replaced the injector on cylinder 1 last night and all is good now. Mpg went from 8.7 back up to 15
01-29-2014 06:11 PM
Ditchdoc
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Originally Posted by tklein42 View Post
Thanks buddy... I think the baby 5.3 is coming soon than i expected. Just raked in some from taxes so instead of lifting i guess this takes priority. Will update hear as soon as i know more.
Nice.
01-29-2014 10:49 AM
xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42
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Originally Posted by trailless View Post
Imagine a forced induction 5.3

A supercharger or a small turbo to build boost around 1500 rpms would be insane!
01-29-2014 10:21 AM
trailless
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Originally Posted by tklein42 View Post
Thanks buddy... I think the baby 5.3 is coming soon than i expected. Just raked in some from taxes so instead of lifting i guess this takes priority. Will update hear as soon as i know more.

Imagine a forced induction 5.3

A supercharger or a small turbo to build boost around 1500 rpms would be insane!
01-29-2014 09:33 AM
xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42
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Originally Posted by Dammit View Post
Subscribed.

I've been checking on the hemi swaps, but they're just too much for what you get. LS is interesting and aftermarket is plentiful. I'd have to go from manual to auto for the hemi, but it sounds like there might be stick options for the LS as well.

I look forward to hearing some updates as you progress.
Thanks buddy... I think the baby 5.3 is coming soon than i expected. Just raked in some from taxes so instead of lifting i guess this takes priority. Will update hear as soon as i know more.

01-29-2014 03:06 AM
Dammit Subscribed.

I've been checking on the hemi swaps, but they're just too much for what you get. LS is interesting and aftermarket is plentiful. I'd have to go from manual to auto for the hemi, but it sounds like there might be stick options for the LS as well.

I look forward to hearing some updates as you progress.
01-29-2014 01:23 AM
xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42 Time for a V-8 yet!? I wish this thing would just die already lol.
01-27-2014 12:26 AM
xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42
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Originally Posted by jherrington View Post
I won't clutter his build thread anymore. You have your opinion and I have mine.
Voice your opinion dude... Thats why were here right? To discuss ideas...

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I got the printout schematic for the vortec out of a 1/2 ton. Let me know if you need them. I can email them to you sometime tomorrow?
Noted sir! PM sent! Greatly appreciated.
01-27-2014 12:26 AM
Ditchdoc I got the printout schematic for the vortec out of a 1/2 ton. Let me know if you need them. I can email them to you sometime tomorrow?
01-27-2014 12:16 AM
xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42
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Originally Posted by rubiconsport View Post
If you are like me, part of the fun is just conquering the mechanical challenges. Good luck!
This is a big part of the project! For me, learning a new trade or something new and useful is more rewarding than having fun with the finished product. I can't wait. Little by little
01-26-2014 07:52 PM
rubiconsport An LS swap is very common in many arenas these days. A hemi is fine but there is not even close to as much aftermarket support as with LS. Obviously, with unlimited $ a person could put a nuclear reactor in a mail jeep (even in California). This dude wants help, advice and (possibly) opinions regarding an LS swap. I hope your project turns out just the way you want. Looking forward to seeing it do some hard core wheelin. If you are like me, part of the fun is just conquering the mechanical challenges. Good luck!
01-26-2014 06:48 PM
jherrington
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Originally Posted by WatchThis! View Post
Some people run good reliable parts, and some people buy stuff at places like AutoZone and run the cheapest tires they can get...... I have LOTS of time tied up in researching a LS swap in a JK and know what cost what. And by your comment about spending the 10k that you "budgeted" for the swap on the motor alone tells me everything I need to know. Go blow smoke up someone else's ass.
I won't clutter his build thread anymore. You have your opinion and I have mine.
01-26-2014 06:38 PM
Ditchdoc I am selling my home in California. I'm looking to relocate in Idaho. There I can install my efficient, cleaner burning engine with no hassle from the state thugs.
01-26-2014 04:14 PM
Raiderfan001
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Originally Posted by i82much View Post
The old time-money equation. If you have the time and the skills, I definitely think an LS-equipped JK is a very cool project. Maybe the power isn't quite what you'd get out of a Hemi but the LS engines have proven to be VERY reliable. If it weren't for emissions concerns, I'd say just grab an old TBI 350 and be done with it for very cheap, or hell even something with a Quadrajet on it. I assume the LS swap and Hemi swaps can be done in an emissions-compliant manner and that is why they are so common.

I mean if you could put just ANYTHING you wanted into a JK, there'd have to be at least one of these on the forum ...

632 Big Dawg Big Chief Big Block Chevrolet Pump Gas Crate Engine

I know it's probably got a pretty big cam in it, but I betcha it's still got enough low-end torque to get a JK up a steep hill ...
Not all states have smog checks. If I had the money I could put any motor I wanted in. But I think the bigger limitation besides smog is getting the motor to work with the electronics of the JK.

Also a carbureted motor would be a horrible rock crawler.
01-26-2014 04:08 PM
WatchThis!
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Originally Posted by i82much View Post

Maybe the power isn't quite what you'd get out of a Hemi but the LS engines have proven to be VERY reliable. .
Actually the aftermarket support is huge for the LS platform so you can make biger power(500/700 hp) way cheaper then with a Hemi. That's why LS swaps are so popular in everything now days, and why you see them in so many race car/buggies.
01-26-2014 04:01 PM
i82much
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
This happens more then you think. Look on sites like JKO or even Pirate. You look at their builds and say "WTF, wish I had the money for a build like that" Then you look at the details. 07-08 with 2wd and/or blown engine. Prob paid $8000-$10000 for the jeep. Think about what you can do with 20-30k..... Especially if you can fab yourself.'
All said and done ... Most likely paid less then a brand new 4 door loaded Rubi x would have cost.
The old time-money equation. If you have the time and the skills, I definitely think an LS-equipped JK is a very cool project. Maybe the power isn't quite what you'd get out of a Hemi but the LS engines have proven to be VERY reliable. If it weren't for emissions concerns, I'd say just grab an old TBI 350 and be done with it for very cheap, or hell even something with a Quadrajet on it. I assume the LS swap and Hemi swaps can be done in an emissions-compliant manner and that is why they are so common.

I mean if you could put just ANYTHING you wanted into a JK, there'd have to be at least one of these on the forum ...

632 Big Dawg Big Chief Big Block Chevrolet Pump Gas Crate Engine

I know it's probably got a pretty big cam in it, but I betcha it's still got enough low-end torque to get a JK up a steep hill ...
01-26-2014 03:31 PM
mikei97 Subscribed
01-26-2014 03:15 PM
WatchThis!
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Originally Posted by jherrington View Post
10k. If you spend 10k on just an engine, you have issues. Unless you're going everything brand spanking new, and you're paying to have it done, that budget is easy.

If lifts cost 4k for a jk, then that's outrageous. If you can't get rims and tires for 2k, you aren't looking to save money, you're just blowing it.
Some people run good reliable parts, and some people buy stuff at places like AutoZone and run the cheapest tires they can get......

I have LOTS of time tied up in researching a LS swap in a JK and know what cost what.

And by your comment about spending the 10k that you "budgeted" for the swap on the motor alone tells me everything I need to know. Go blow smoke up someone else's ass.
01-26-2014 10:49 AM
xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42
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Originally Posted by WatchThis! View Post
Kinda pointless to make over double the power then leave everything else stock. Unless you were just going to drive it up and down the highway that is.
Truth is truth. Stock tranny is already out the door. Havent finalized the tcase though.

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Originally Posted by jherrington View Post
10k. If you spend 10k on just an engine.
Im pretty confident i can finish my motor for around half that. But that's just the motor. Then you start addressing the rest of the drivetrain Like watchthis mentioned.

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If lifts cost 4k for a jk, then that's outrageous. If you can't get rims and tires for 2k, you aren't looking to save money, you're just blowing it.
A reliable lift for a JK really does cost around 4K. It's a little rediculous but thats what i get for driving an 09. My buddy owns a tire and wheel shop so I wont have any issue "blowing" money here.
01-26-2014 06:09 AM
jherrington
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Originally Posted by WatchThis! View Post
That's doing everything on the cheap. Then you still have to address the axles, and what about the tranny? Kinda pointless to make over double the power then leave everything else stock. Unless you were just going to drive it up and down the highway that is. I love how you included the lights but didn't mention the drive train.....
10k. If you spend 10k on just an engine, you have issues. Unless you're going everything brand spanking new, and you're paying to have it done, that budget is easy.

If lifts cost 4k for a jk, then that's outrageous. If you can't get rims and tires for 2k, you aren't looking to save money, you're just blowing it.
01-26-2014 03:02 AM
WatchThis!
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Originally Posted by jherrington View Post
Psh, 4k for a lift.. 3k for rims tires and brakes.
2k for winch, front, and rear bumper.
1k for trucklites and LED dog lights. That leaves you with 10k for an engine swap..
That's doing everything on the cheap. Then you still have to address the axles, and what about the tranny? Kinda pointless to make over double the power then leave everything else stock. Unless you were just going to drive it up and down the highway that is.

I love how you included the lights but didn't mention the drive train.....
01-25-2014 11:16 PM
jherrington Psh, 4k for a lift.. 3k for rims tires and brakes.
2k for winch, front, and rear bumper.
1k for trucklites and LED dog lights. That leaves you with 10k for an engine swap..
01-25-2014 10:11 PM
xxxxxxxxxxxtklein42
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Originally Posted by WatchThis! View Post
Trust me it doesn't go as far as you think it would.
Yeah i should prolly hold my tongue lol.
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