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Unread 09-22-2013, 08:36 PM   #46
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Sorry I haven't posted in a while, life tends to get in the way. The Jeep has been good. The swap was definately worth it! The power is nice. Currently, I have the body and frame separated again. I am making a few changes to a couple of things and checking on how well everything has performed for the last 10k miles. I will post back when i get it back together.

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Unread 06-27-2014, 01:37 PM   #47
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Current status?

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I am making a few changes to a couple of things and checking on how well everything has performed for the last 10k miles.
Wondering if the changes were needed due to the engine, etc. install and can we get an update as to how the last 10K went?
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Unread 08-10-2014, 10:42 AM   #48
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5.3 or 6.2?

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Sorry I haven't posted in a while, life tends to get in the way. The Jeep has been good. The swap was definately worth it! The power is nice. Currently, I have the body and frame separated again. I am making a few changes to a couple of things and checking on how well everything has performed for the last 10k miles. I will post back when i get it back together.
Checking for status update, satisfaction, mpg, and mods you've added since I'm on the fence 5.3 or 6.2 my JK 4dr is portly and will have trailer duties towing an Rpod trailer now and again. Any advice would be appreciated
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Unread 08-10-2014, 07:27 PM   #49
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Hey guys, sorry I haven't logged on in a while.

gbanker......The Jeep is doing well. No major changes when I took it apart, just a few tweaks. We've got about 18k on it since the swap and it is driven everywhere. It's been to Destin twice(6hr trip), to Little Rock once(7hr trip), and all over locally. The wife loves it! She told me again the other day that I hit the nail on the head.

69mach1.....I have not driven the 5.3 in a Jeep, but the wife's Suburban has one. I think the 5.3 would be great, but I prefer the 6.2. The power is awesome, definately more than the Sub, but the Jeep is also probably 3500lbs lighter. Mileage is not what I hoped it would be, but i'm sure that it is proportional to it spending most of it's time on the interstate at 75mph. I'm spending a lot of time on a custom tune right now trying to get everything perfect. Before I finish, I will spend a little time on trying to improve mileage.
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Unread 08-10-2014, 08:15 PM   #50
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What I've always wondered is if the stability control, ABS, traction control work flawlessly or even work at all. Lets not get into a debate as to the usefulness or personal opinions of such systems!

How effective is the 2way intercommunication between the GMLAN, and the Chrysler Cbus then to the -TIPM (translator to the) I bus? I assume mo-tech or whomever builds an "interface" so one can speak to the other? Nothing ever seems to be spoken about these systems.
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Unread 08-10-2014, 09:20 PM   #51
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What I've always wondered is if the stability control, ABS, traction control work flawlessly or even work at all. Lets not get into a debate as to the usefulness or personal opinions of such systems!

How effective is the 2way intercommunication between the GMLAN, and the Chrysler Cbus then to the -TIPM (translator to the) I bus? I assume mo-tech or whomever builds an "interface" so one can speak to the other? Nothing ever seems to be spoken about these systems.
All ESP active braking functions remain active; this includes anti-lock brakes ABS, electronic roll mitigation ERM, Hill start, trailer sway control TSC, brake locking differentials, brake assisted steering and more. Torque management is not functional through the Jeep side, the ABS module cannot command the PCM too reduce power. The GM side has it's own torque management for axle protection, anti clunk, etc. Your JK operates in the same mode as pushing the ESP button.

For an additional cost we can fit an adjustable TC that allows torque reduction that won't get you into trouble by cutting engine power in a precarious situation like the OEJK system. Dirt track racers use a similar TC to go faster.

As far as the effectiveness of the integration I would say it is excellent. We manufacturer our own electronics, hardware, software and firmware. Properly done it's difficult to tell a swap has been done. The factory cruise control, HVAC controls, instruments, etc all work as intended by Jeep.
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Unread 08-10-2014, 09:35 PM   #52
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What he said!

You beat me to the punch.
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Unread 09-11-2014, 10:41 PM   #53
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Hey guys, sorry I haven't logged on in a while.

gbanker......The Jeep is doing well. No major changes when I took it apart, just a few tweaks. We've got about 18k on it since the swap and it is driven everywhere. It's been to Destin twice(6hr trip), to Little Rock once(7hr trip), and all over locally. The wife loves it! She told me again the other day that I hit the nail on the head.

69mach1.....I have not driven the 5.3 in a Jeep, but the wife's Suburban has one. I think the 5.3 would be great, but I prefer the 6.2. The power is awesome, definately more than the Sub, but the Jeep is also probably 3500lbs lighter. Mileage is not what I hoped it would be, but i'm sure that it is proportional to it spending most of it's time on the interstate at 75mph. I'm spending a lot of time on a custom tune right now trying to get everything perfect. Before I finish, I will spend a little time on trying to improve mileage.
Thanks for touching base Still researching by options while I save for this swap. What radiator did you use? I'm going to be pulling a 3000lb camping trailer and want to be sure of no overheating issues. I'm running 37" Nitto Trail Grapplers w/5:13 gears. I didn't notice what tire/gears you're running. Is the mpg @ 75 ~15mpg ish? I'm hoping for 17mpg @ 70 without a trailer hanging on the back Any other helpful hints on this swap, Motech seems to be the path I'm taking once the $ appear

Thanks for you response,

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