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    Which LS is for you? (Or me?)

    So I thought it might be a good thread to post your experiences with the different LS engines that MoTech supports. As a potential customer still trying to decide all the major details, it would be cool to see real world applications, and to discern the differences between the different versions of the LS engines.

    1. Which engine did you go with? (L92, L94, LS3, etc.)

    2. Which transmission did you go with? (6L80, 5 speed, 6 speed)

    3. What are the big numbers for you? (Horsepower, torque, MPG, speed, accelerations)

    4. If you're willing to divulge, what did you pay for your swap? Did you get a used engine or new?

    5. Anything else you'd like to add that we should all know.

    And if MoTech wants to give feedback for their different options, I'm sure we would all benefit from the answers!
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    I like this. I too would like to hear from past experience with multiple combos. Looking ahead to a v8 swap of some sort myself. What is the most cost effective swap? Something in the 325-350hp range that I don't feel like I have to buy d60's on top of the engine swap right away. Lightest weight swap? Etc etc.

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    I am also curious about the axle requirements for a V8.
    I would assume one tons would be somewhat of a requirement. I wouldn't think a D44 would survive very long with a V8 attached to the skinny pedal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
    I am also curious about the axle requirements for a V8.
    I would assume one tons would be somewhat of a requirement. I wouldn't think a D44 would survive very long with a V8 attached to the skinny pedal.
    That's more relative to gearing and tire size. I have a v8 with a 30 up front and a 44 in the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    That's more relative to gearing and tire size. I have a v8 with a 30 up front and a 44 in the back.
    Ok, so let's say 350 hp Jku with 37's and 5.13 gearing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
    Ok, so let's say 350 hp Jku with 37's and 5.13 gearing
    Second that. Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
    I am also curious about the axle requirements for a V8.
    I would assume one tons would be somewhat of a requirement. I wouldn't think a D44 would survive very long with a V8 attached to the skinny pedal.
    It really depends. Even if you're talking about 350hp, it depends on how you drive and what wheeling you're doing. If you're truly wanting to take advantage of the power, I'd say 60s would be recommended.

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    I've got the LS3 430hp crate motor with the factory W5A580 5 speed auto and it works very well, I'm running 3:54 gears on 37's and it turns 2,000 rpm at 70 mph. I average about 14.5 mpg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thardy View Post
    It really depends. Even if you're talking about 350hp, it depends on how you drive and what wheeling you're doing. If you're truly wanting to take advantage of the power, I'd say 60s would be recommended.
    Kind of what I was expecting. I just don't have any first hand experience. I'm not a hard core, when in doubt gas it out type driver. But if I've got V8 horsepower on tap, I want to be able to have the option to use it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
    Kind of what I was expecting. I just don't have any first hand experience. I'm not a hard core, when in doubt gas it out type driver. But if I've got V8 horsepower on tap, I want to be able to have the option to use it!
    I mean, you could get by with 44s for a little while, but if it was me, there's no way I'd run anything less than 60s if I had a V8. But then again, Grubbicon's family has an LS TJ that still has the Turdy-5 in it. Obviously it's been all asphalt and driven easy, but still being done.

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