post #1 of Old 02-21-2014, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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So umm pick this apart for me I guess

So I'm ready to do something different..
What do you all think of cotybuilt.com

Take my yj
Spend 18,000$ give or take was my quote
And make it the above cotybuilt.com it shows the first three steps then at bottom of page shows last step which is wiring and ecu then specifics at bottom

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post #2 of Old 02-21-2014, 02:50 AM
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like the idea. Seems a bit spendy though.
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post #3 of Old 02-21-2014, 03:08 AM
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That`s nice dear.
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post #4 of Old 02-21-2014, 05:42 AM
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For $18k you might as well drop it off at AEV for a Hemi. It looks cool, but you could buy a used TDI jetta to DD, and still have a good bit left over to build the jeep. Hell, buy a used tow rig and a trailer for that money.

IMO, a diesel YJ is neat. $18k is a ton of cash for neat.
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post #5 of Old 02-21-2014, 06:15 AM
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Ruined a perfectly good jeep.


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post #7 of Old 02-21-2014, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Lol thanks.. But this is not a troll... I love my jeep am original owner from day 1 I'm at 310,000 Kms now thinking about replacing the engine

Soa 2 inch bds springs . 2 inch body. .75 shackle
Metalcloaked
Flush mount led tail lights
Frame built bumper
Coated frame/tub
Garvin expedition rack
Rotopax
38 inch boggers
Ford 8.8 rear Detroit locker
Dana 30 front
Brand new transmission from the states with upgraded guts
No longer have shop so no longer can work on my own jeep now it gets a bit pricey
Now I travel a lot with my jeep.
And I use it to go out to camp to work.

Was quoted 6000$ re and re for a stock inline 6 put back in new
Was quoted 10,000 for complete out the door 4.7l stroker

Now after researching these options I came across the cotybuilt option
It's just under 5k for te first 4 steps then you buy an engine I want brand new not used so a new one shipped on crate from Germany is 7k.. So that's 12k then they quoted me 110$ an hr 70hr i bargained it down to work out around 80$ an hr at 70 hr install

Now I could save money and attempt install myself but is a big job and feel I may benefit from them doing it as hpa has a good rep... Also could save money finding a used car or engine for donor instead of new but again
New jeep is 40k plus and your telling me 18 to make mine new again is a waste?? Just want people's opinions I'm no troll. Thanks
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For $18k you might as well drop it off at AEV for a Hemi. It looks cool, but you could buy a used TDI jetta to DD, and still have a good bit left over to build the jeep. Hell, buy a used tow rig and a trailer for that money.

IMO, a diesel YJ is neat. $18k is a ton of cash for neat.
Keep in mind I'm in canada

Neat and practical??? Travelling as far as I do I would get my money back in the amount of gas I save no?
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post #9 of Old 02-21-2014, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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My main issue is I travel a lot my jeep is the only thing that I'll never get rid of in my life I can't pack around two vehicles and why buy another to tow my jeep just to maintain the tow rig and my jeep ?? I love my jeep I love driving my jeep daily and offroad I don't want anything else but I know I want a new engine
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post #10 of Old 02-21-2014, 04:44 PM
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Of course for $6K, you'd have a new motor and $12K to spend on gas...

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post #11 of Old 02-21-2014, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Of course for $6K, you'd have a new motor and $12K to spend on gas...

Hoss
Lol ^...
There is a point there. But what about in long run diesel when maintained will outrun most gas engines no? Also I know it's went up a bit in price but still a savings at the pump every fill..
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post #12 of Old 02-21-2014, 06:27 PM
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looks like a very well designed kit of parts, pricey but life is short
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post #13 of Old 02-21-2014, 08:39 PM
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If you do go that route just don't forget routine maintenance like timing belt replacement every 100k. It's an interference engine and those belts seem to detonate just after that mileage, not a huge deal but a very important one. Good engines though.
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post #14 of Old 02-24-2014, 11:48 AM
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Keep in mind I'm in canada

Neat and practical??? Travelling as far as I do I would get my money back in the amount of gas I save no?
There is nothing practical about your Jeep, so why start with the motor?

But now that you mention you are in Canada I guess we are talking $18k Canadian. What's that, like $500 US?
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post #15 of Old 02-24-2014, 11:54 AM
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Travel a lot... 38" tires... lift... Take the $ invest in an economy car, drop a 6 cylinder in it, and still be well under $18k
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