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I live in Los Angeles Ca and want to do an engine swap CA legal looking to put in an LS and found two companies that do it one is turnkeyjeep in Oceanside and the other is jeep speed shop, has anyone dealt with either of this companies and if so let me know how it went?

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JSS is on the forum here and I think you'll find several nice things about those guys.

Their thread on the board.. https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showth...=55470&page=11

Not seen Turnkeyjeep on here at all, I know they come up when searching for an LS swap.

Third but not last is MoTech, they seem to have more LS jeeps on the road than the others for now.

www.lswrangler.com

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I bought some jeep speed from Todd at JSS, he did more than he needed to and have no qualms about JSS.
Eventually upgraded with Motech for my 5.3 swap, Robbie is another excellent vendor and I would absolutely recommend his services.
You would have to go pretty far to find anyone with issues re either shop, except that they are both busy. (That's usually indicitive of overall positiveness).
I am unfamiliar with Turnkey.
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I've seen two swaps done by Turnkey and they were excellent! One was the Discount Tire Rescue Truck. They have a good reputation especially building hi-performance LS engines for buggies. Go on Pirate and read all about them on the Tech page.
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I thought turn key uses Motech's kit? Can anyone confirm?


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Yeah, I read that as well.
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honestly i would go with ripp superchargers...cheaper and very efficent

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honestly i would go with ripp superchargers...cheaper and very efficent
Is that what you run?
I'd have kept running Avenger if I could not afford a 5.3 swap, but the power/transmission combo of the GM system is what the Dr. ordered for Jeepus Anemiaus.
Back to our regularly scheduled thread about conversion suppliers.
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I thought turn key uses Motech's kit? Can anyone confirm?
Confirmed.


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I live in Los Angeles Ca and want to do an engine swap CA legal looking to put in an LS and found two companies that do it one is turnkeyjeep in Oceanside and the other is jeep speed shop, has anyone dealt with either of this companies and if so let me know how it went?

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No knowledge of JSS, but I doubt you can find anyone in this business more knowledgable about emissions laws than Robbie at MoTech. The guy knows his emissions laws and all of the techno mumble jumble!
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There are a few options:

*Diesel
*Hemi
*LS

There are pros and cons with each. I decided to go with MoTech. Robbie has alot of vids on youtube that gives a good idea of what his shop can do. And what the LS can do for your JK. I have no regrets pulling the trigger on using MoTech to perform the LS swap.

Any option above will make you much happier than the minivan motor.

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