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    Just got caught up - glad you’re back in the jeep world. I know how much you wanted back. Excited to see this on the trails soon!


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    Quote Originally Posted by H8ROADS View Post
    Just got caught up - glad you’re back in the jeep world. I know how much you wanted back. Excited to see this on the trails soon!


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    I can't wait to get back on the trails. I had a blast wheeling with everyone last summer and this summer has just been a wash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bierpower View Post
    With the cost of the Jeep, engine, parts, and motech kit I will end up under $22k. Motech is pretty spot on with their kit pricing. As long as you get a 2010+ LS you don't really have much extras to buy. My L92 is out of an 07 so I had some sensors that needed to be updated. Otherwise just littles things like heater hose and factory style zip ties but other than that they give you just about everything. I would budget about $8k (without the engine and trans) if you were going to do it yourself. $6k for the Motech kit, $700 for exhaust, $1300 for driveshafts.

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    Thanks for sharing. That figure is not bad at all. Of course, it's dependent on doing all the work yourself and I'm not sure I have the skills to do it lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nmwranglerx View Post
    Thanks for sharing. That figure is not bad at all. Of course, it's dependent on doing all the work yourself and I'm not sure I have the skills to do it lol.


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    I really don't think the skill level is too crazy. It's more having the tools to do it all. It also took me like three years to find the engine and the Jeep for cheap enough.

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    Made a little progress over the weekend. Started with adjusting the shift cables and getting the bracket all tightened down.
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    Finally pulled the intake and ran the hoses to the heater core.
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    Also redid the starter/alternator harness so it would reach both locations, then hooked up the starter. It's a little tight to that manifold but the wires are heat shielded so I going to let it be.
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    And tonight my GM cooling fan finally came in.
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    This week I have my trans cooler and fittings coming in so I'm going to try and get all that done this weekend. I'm hoping my Motech stuff will come in this week and I can get most of this tied up.

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    Are you using the ez motor mounts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle521 View Post
    Are you using the ez motor mounts?
    Yup. They have a ton of adjustment but the engine is tight enough that I pretty much set it where it fit and squared up the transmission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bierpower View Post
    Yup. They have a ton of adjustment but the engine is tight enough that I pretty much set it where it fit and squared up the transmission.

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    Thats awesome, I didnt know they were selling them in the DIY kit yet. What would you say is the hardest part of the install? I have been contemplating doing this to my jeep when I have time in the coming years

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyle521 View Post
    Thats awesome, I didnt know they were selling them in the DIY kit yet. What would you say is the hardest part of the install? I have been contemplating doing this to my jeep when I have time in the coming years
    From a technical standpoint there really isn't much to worry about. The worst of it is running wires. Aside from that Motech has pretty much made it all plug and play. At this point I've run a bunch of wires and made a few soldier joints. Like I said before, the big thing would be having an engine hoist and tools to get the job done. All that being said, I'm not actually done yet so things could change but I don't see that happening.

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    Got my next batch of parts coming in tomorrow.
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