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Unread 01-19-2012, 08:17 PM   #16
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Looking forward to seeing more of this... I happen to have access to a couple spare LS motors, now I'm thinking even more about it.

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Unread 01-20-2012, 07:55 AM   #17
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Unread 01-20-2012, 08:45 AM   #18
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not gonna lie, when i first opened up this thread my initial thoughts were, why on earth would anyone want to swap a crappy old 6.2L Chevy diesel into a JK, then i realized you were talking about the newer LS series gas motor, i was relieved to say the least, haha. looks like a great build, i need a new career. I see people on these forums doing bad *** builds and dropping $$$ like its pocket lint and gotta say, I'm jealous, but in a good way. great looking build, i'm subscribed.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 07:54 PM   #19
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not gonna lie, when i first opened up this thread my initial thoughts were, why on earth would anyone want to swap a crappy old 6.2L Chevy diesel into a JK, then i realized you were talking about the newer LS series gas motor, i was relieved to say the least, haha. looks like a great build, i need a new career. I see people on these forums doing bad *** builds and dropping $$$ like its pocket lint and gotta say, I'm jealous, but in a good way. great looking build, i'm subscribed.
I am thinking of starting another thread....I think I'll call it "help a brother dig up a little extra lint for a good cause!". Just kidding. Truth be told, I have been saving for this for almost four years. I've actually owned two hemis that were supposed to go in. I had a 5.7 and a 6.1.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 09:25 PM   #20
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Matter of time before these became more common. The hemi cost is somewhat over the top, this looks much more reasonable if it can be pulled off somewhat turn key.
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Unread 01-21-2012, 07:59 AM   #21
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I just got rid of a 07 Escalade ESV AWD with this same motor. It has ALOT of power and I was getting 17-21 MPG in that pig. You should get the same or better MPGs being a smaller light vehicle. I will be following along!
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Unread 01-21-2012, 02:27 PM   #22
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I am thinking of starting another thread....I think I'll call it "help a brother dig up a little extra lint for a good cause!". Just kidding. Truth be told, I have been saving for this for almost four years. I've actually owned two hemis that were supposed to go in. I had a 5.7 and a 6.1.
Haha. Right on man. Yeah after reading this and doing some research I'm thinking in 3-4 years doing this same swap into a used JKU. I'm a Chevy guy at heart, and I think the Hemi swaps are overrated and over priced. Still don't know why Jeep doesn't offer a factory V8 option.
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Unread 01-21-2012, 07:39 PM   #23
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Chevy with out the OnStar and daytime running lights

Not sure why the Rubicon transfer case wont work but the non Rubicon transfer case will.

Not sure I would want to give up the 4:1 low.
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Unread 01-21-2012, 07:41 PM   #24
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Going to be honest ... I was kind of hoping for a 6.2 diesel haha.
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Unread 01-21-2012, 07:54 PM   #25
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Going to be honest ... I was kind of hoping for a 6.2 diesel haha.
If I total my truck I'll cannibalize it and you'll see a 6.6 Duramax in a JK
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Unread 01-30-2012, 08:25 PM   #26
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Just a little update.....I have finally finished fabricating the exhaust!! I have sent the manifolds out to be coated, and I hope they make it back before the weekend. The exhaust is broke down right now. Once I get it all back together I'll post some pics. It looks good. I am also in the process of tightening up all of the loose ends that need to be done prior to putting the body back on. I'm actually getting close, but I want to control myself and do everything while it is easy to access. More info later.
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Your doing a great job John, all your attention to detail will pay off. The LS 6.2 is awesome on and off road; here's a picture to give you something to look forward too.

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Just a little update.....I have finally finished fabricating the exhaust!! I have sent the manifolds out to be coated, and I hope they make it back before the weekend. The exhaust is broke down right now. Once I get it all back together I'll post some pics. It looks good. I am also in the process of tightening up all of the loose ends that need to be done prior to putting the body back on. I'm actually getting close, but I want to control myself and do everything while it is easy to access. More info later.
John, when putting the body back on, do you have to use a body lift for the bigger trans and engine? or is it a good close fit? just curious.
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John, when putting the body back on, do you have to use a body lift for the bigger trans and engine? or is it a good close fit? just curious.
Sorry to intrude but I think I can answer. No body lift required, no suspension lift required for that matter.

If you set the engine in the rearmost position that we recommend there is about 3/8"-1/2" between the firewall and the back of the heads. Using the truck intake there will be about 1/2" between the top rear of the intake and the firewall overhang. There is enough hood clearance to run a Vortec engine cover with slight mods, if desired. No firewall mods are required and all the original heat shields remain in place.

If using the stock driveshafts you can move the engine 1" forward which give lots of clearance everywhere and allows the original shafts to work.
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