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post #1 of 3 Old 03-31-2017, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Who is doing a Gen V conversion

I'm curious to see how many gen V, LS conversions are being done out there. Who's conversion kit are being used, and what are your thoughts so far on the design, technology, and layout of the kits?
I'm using the Motech conversion kit, and so far I am quite pleased with how things are layed out. It seems to be a well thought out plan. The parts are of great quality, and good design.
Anyone else?

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I wanted the Gen V in a bad way but also wanted to get my swap done before May 1st for our Moab run. Jon and Robbie both talked me out of the Gen V (simply because the kits weren't ready with I started) and both said the Gen IV 6.0 is money for power and reliability. I cannot wait to hear how the new Gen V's work.


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I'm really warming up to the Gen V engines. I spent today with a 8 speed 6.2 in a heavy JK and like it a lot. Instant power anywhere in the rpm band. 80 mph felt like it was 60, just a great combination.

We have many 6.2 6 and 8 speed Gen V's on the road but now we have a 5.3 L83 on the road and I am impressed. In limited driving this 5.3 has tons of mid range torque which the Gen IV 5.3 did not. I don't know how it will stack up against a Gen IV 6.0 yet which is also an excellent engine. My wife's 5.3 2008 JKU gets 20 mpg on the highway with 32's it will be interesting to see how the Gen V does. I was in 4 cylinder mode almost all the way from Henderson to Vegas on the highway with the 6.2 today, the Gen IV engines did not hold AFM mode that long. GM is now offering the L83 with the 8 speed transmission which I am also getting to like. I have two test drives before I get to this L83, one 6.2 and one 5.3 LC9 then the L83. Here's a quick glimpse of the L83 5.3.

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