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Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   11-18-2015, 01:17 PM
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Posted By JeSimmers
I do have a 1" body lift, but I really don't...

I do have a 1" body lift, but I really don't think you'll have clearance issues. If anything, the pinch seam around the tunnel opening in the firewall may need a bit of tweaking.
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   11-13-2015, 01:16 PM
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Posted By JeSimmers
I used advanced adapters mounts and am very...

I used advanced adapters mounts and am very satisfied with then. Places the engine perfectly.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-21-2015, 10:20 AM
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Posted By JeSimmers
I reused the factory buckets.

I reused the factory buckets.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-20-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,896
Posted By JeSimmers
I know you're not. I appreciate your knowledge...

I know you're not. I appreciate your knowledge and experience, that's why I spoke to you a few weeks ago about my project. :)

If anyone wants more pictures, or any measurements at all, let me...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-20-2015, 09:10 PM
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Views: 2,896
Posted By JeSimmers
I am happy with the end result, definitely more...

I am happy with the end result, definitely more work, but a fun, first project, that needed some fab work.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-20-2015, 07:54 PM
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Views: 2,896
Posted By JeSimmers
I do not have any clearance issues anywhere. I...

I do not have any clearance issues anywhere. I did have cut/modify the top of the towers to clear the inner fender.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-20-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By JeSimmers
Just finished up my rear outboard and couldn't be...

Just finished up my rear outboard and couldn't be happier with the results. 12" Fox shocks and I used the Barnes kit.

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Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-20-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,681
Posted By JeSimmers
That was probably the right thread. Tons of...

That was probably the right thread. Tons of tech, nothing missing to be honest, use the 'search this thread' function to find specific things.

I bought the engine, trans, harness, and computer as...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-20-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,681
Posted By JeSimmers
Yes, sent my comp and full factory harness to...

Yes, sent my comp and full factory harness to them. If you haven't found it yet, go to the 5.3 Jeep thread, it's hundreds of pages, specific to doing this exact swap.

I'm running a 4l60e trans....
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-20-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,681
Posted By JeSimmers
As for the harness and computer work...Wayne...

As for the harness and computer work...Wayne Hartwig over on pirate did mine and the whole deal didn't cost near $1000. Reworked the able harness and added a fuse block, I believe it was 6 wires...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   08-03-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By JeSimmers
No 'computer system' needed for gauges. I ran all...

No 'computer system' needed for gauges. I ran all electric autometer gauges with my LS swap.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   07-13-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,896
Posted By JeSimmers
I am mounting mine slightly off of back wall of...

I am mounting mine slightly off of back wall of frame. I left a 1/4" 'tab' on the top of the frame cit, and cut a slit in the tower to weld the tab to.
Jeep Forums: Engines & Drivetrain   06-06-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By JeSimmers
You'll have to cut off all of the brackets and...

You'll have to cut off all of the brackets and position them for the TJ setup.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   05-26-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,607
Posted By JeSimmers
I am running a Champion brand radiator with my...

I am running a Champion brand radiator with my 5.3L. Bolted in like stock and ran about $200 shipped.
Jeep Forums: Jeep Builds   05-22-2015, 01:13 PM
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Posted By JeSimmers
^^Thats what I run in my LS swapped TJ with...

^^Thats what I run in my LS swapped TJ with autometer gauges. One if my favorite parts of the whole swap.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   03-28-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,642
Posted By JeSimmers
The bezel bolts/screws into the same 4 holes that...

The bezel bolts/screws into the same 4 holes that the factory bezel mounts to. Super easy to install and it looks factory with the blinkers, high beam, and CEL.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   03-27-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,642
Posted By JeSimmers
As far as gauges are concerned, the first picture...

As far as gauges are concerned, the first picture in the link below is my TJ that I swapped a 5.3 LS into. Awesome product and service. Good luck with whatever engine swap you choose to do, I'm not...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-19-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,634
Posted By JeSimmers
^^this. Rubicon flares are 4.5" wide vs the 3.5...

^^this. Rubicon flares are 4.5" wide vs the 3.5 'standard' flare on all other models.
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-19-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,922
Posted By JeSimmers
:cheers2: Unfortunately I do not have a...

:cheers2:

Unfortunately I do not have a build thread, wish I did. I always say I am going to document my projects better, but I keep failing on following through with that.

Our jeeps are built...
Jeep Forums: TJ Wrangler Technical Forum   02-19-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,922
Posted By JeSimmers
I did everything except weld the new frame side...

I did everything except weld the new frame side motor mounts in. The whole project took me a little over 3 months over a winter.
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