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Ls install time frame

For the ones who installed an LS using the Motech Kit. How long did it take you to completely finish the installation? I am trying to decide which route to take, self install or have Robbie install it. If problems occur while they are doing it they can chase them down and figure them out a whole lot easier than I can. Need as much information as possible to make my finale decision.

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bump! Im curious also.

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I would say if you have EVERYTHING needed on hand and a full week to commit to it, it can be done in a week or less. However, parts go on back order, little things pop up, and you may decide to address/change other things while you're at it. I chose to have Motech install mine because I didn't want the frustration of hunting down gremlins or dealing with little things. That and I am local to them so if any issues arise I can swing by and talk to them.

It's been 6 months and 4500 miles now and I don't regret it a bit. You'll save some $$ doing it yourself, but for the amount of time I would have spent doing the install, I went and worked overtime instead and offset the cost. Either way my time was used and I did what I am professional at doing, to pay them for what THEY are at pros doing.

Either way the LS3 is a ton of fun to drive!!
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I would say if you have EVERYTHING needed on hand and a full week to commit to it, it can be done in a week or less. However, parts go on back order, little things pop up, and you may decide to address/change other things while you're at it. I chose to have Motech install mine because I didn't want the frustration of hunting down gremlins or dealing with little things. That and I am local to them so if any issues arise I can swing by and talk to them.

It's been 6 months and 4500 miles now and I don't regret it a bit. You'll save some $$ doing it yourself, but for the amount of time I would have spent doing the install, I went and worked overtime instead and offset the cost. Either way my time was used and I did what I am professional at doing, to pay them for what THEY are at pros doing.

Either way the LS3 is a ton of fun to drive!!
All this is were I am at on making the decision. No doubt it has to be fun to drive.

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I've seen it done in 2-4 days. For mine Robbie has had it 2 years and 1 month now

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One of the issues is that you have to send some stuff back to Robbie, like the harness and other things for him to modify them. So you have a built in lag time on those items. I think I had maybe 60-80 hours into it (probably more but who knows). I did spread that over about 3-4 months as I took a lot of vacation in the middle and didn't work on it for a while.

You need to talk to Robbie to see how quick he could get you a kit since he is pretty back logged from my understanding. Robbie is awesome on answering questions though.

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For the ones who installed an LS using the Motech Kit. How long did it take you to completely finish the installation? I am trying to decide which route to take, self install or have Robbie install it. If problems occur while they are doing it they can chase them down and figure them out a whole lot easier than I can. Need as much information as possible to make my finale decision.
I had Robbie install mine, for me it was diffently the way to go, he knows exactly what he is doing and like you said he can fix any problem that arrises. It does take a while to get it back because he has alot of projects going on but if you can give up your JK for a while it is so worth it to have it done right.

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Once his gen 3 kit hits the market the install time for DIY would be far less. Also it depends how modified your jeep is.

A stock jeep takes an average of 2 weeks drive in drive out.
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Yeah I have heard about the Gen3 kits, supposed to be a much easier and cleaner install. Saying should be ready late summer? Is that right? Bluewave, yours is an animal all its own. It is going, looking like a beast, been following it since you started with it.

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For the ones who installed an LS using the Motech Kit. How long did it take you to completely finish the installation? I am trying to decide which route to take, self install or have Robbie install it. If problems occur while they are doing it they can chase them down and figure them out a whole lot easier than I can. Need as much information as possible to make my finale decision.
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