Really not in the budget... but we'll see. Smog legal is the actual goal... we'll see if that is the actual result. I am sure I could dirty smog still, but would really like to keep it on the up and up. If it will not smog, there is no reason other than money to not do exactly what you are suggesting!! I like it.I remember reading some people getting away under 10K but that is really hard for me to believe. I guess it all depends on the donor engine/trans costs.
Abendx - are you going to keep your "JK" smog legal? If not, your cheapest route is to gut the thing, and just do a stand alone LS. New gauges etc... ala River Raider's project Phoenix. That way no chrysler head aches and you dont have to buy a swap kit.