I'm going to be in the market for a ls soon. It's off-road use only and all I care about keeping is the Air conditioning and heat. There any basic builders kits to accomplish my goals? In a 2007 automatic.
Robbie,Thanks for the question. The truck billet brackets should be on an engine later this week for testing. The billet LS3 brackets will follow, the AC compressor and other parts are identical to the truck so it should go quickly.
The brackets were machined by our programmer for testing and after running we will make any final changes and run them on our in house machines.
You do have another choice, look at the video I just posted. We have now run dozens of GM drives with good results. I still feel, as do my guys, our drive lays out better and uses the accessories, hoses and lines you already have to save $. In addition most of these parts are available easily at parts stores.
We invested in a large hydraulic hose press. It nets factory like crimps and our AC and PS hoses look like OE now. Were having fittings custom made and improving the design for a better look.
I feel you will be happy with either the GM or MT drive but you will have to wait for the LS3 MT drive.
That is the GM Performance LS3 kit using the Corvette offset.Yes we have offed a basic builder kit since 2010.
Awesome, thanks Robbie. I'm calling John now.That is the GM Performance LS3 kit using the Corvette offset.
The stock Vette drive does not lay out well because the alternator sits 17" off to the driver side due to the low hood clearance; this puts it into the PCM.
The stock Camaro drive will work but has a deeper offset so you get less fan clearance. Since we no longer run a tone ring we run the stock Vette water pump and balancer, this gives you over an additional inch of clearance to the fan. When combined with the low profile Pentstar fan you get plenty of clearance.
The Gen V engine has a new accessory drive layout, it work well in the JK. The water pump is offset tot he driver side so you get good fan clearance.
The accessory drive kit is the Chevrolet Performance part # 19299070 and the compressor is a Sanden 4514. The MoTech folks make a custom compressor mount that tucks the compressor tight to the block to stay within the frame rails and avoid contact with the UCA mount for the Jeeps without much lift. As he mentioned in a previous post, they build custom hoses for the power steering and for the AC lines.Awesome, thanks Robbie. I'm calling John now.
Part # for the AC compressor you spoke of in the video?
You cry about wanting instructions that read like putting together a set of legos. Nobody is twisting your arm to spend your $$$ here. You obviously want the best conversion kit out there so this is why you are here. News flash, you're gonna have to use your noggin a bit with this one. If I were Motech I wouldn't even sell you a kit because I already know the time I am going to have to invest on the phone with you would not be worth the measly amount I made from you.
I hate quoting huge messages so I shortened it a bit. I didn’t take you for a fool or an idiot, you seem like a smart guy from what little I have read from you. I like to consider myself the same (at least my mom tells me so) One thing that guys who are thinkers and tinkerers like to do is figure stuff out! I almost revel in the chance to tackle stuff like this knowing the mental and physical challenge that is ahead. I can fully understand if this is your daily driver and you need it to be down as little as possible but let’s be honest, if you can afford this swap you can purchase a beater to get around in for a few more weeks.
Hey DKjeep, I just wanted to say thanks for helping me see the light!! Instructions?? We don’t need no stinkin instructions!!! What the hell was I thinking. Did you happen to watch that video on the Gen III harness that Motech posted?? Actually, I hope you didn’t because after watching it, well hell, all of your tinkering and figurin’ it out time would be gone! I really hope this doesn’t spoil it for you, so if you didn’t watch it, don’t read the rest of this post!Jesus Christ, yall both wanted bernie as prez right? The stench of entitlement is so thick between the two of you. Nobody owes you squat including instructions. You don’t like or want it because there aren’t any, don’t buy it. In your case alasha this frees up your friends rack, how convenient!
Robbie, great video. It really helped clarify what is involved in the swap from a wiring and emissions system perspective. And your modification of the evap system to mimic the GM system is EXACTLY the kind of stuff that the CO State Emissions Lab would be looking for during an engine swap certification.Hi guys,
Were dropping the body on a 2015 JKUR so Mitch and I thought we would take a short video on how simple this is. I'm not saying instructions or a decent up to date needs list are required, Necuphile has a point about that. My point is this install has got pretty easy.
are you using a 07-11 6 speed manual or a 12-16 manual transmission? If I could drop a 5.3 with my 08 manual 6 speed, I would be a very happy camper. :surprise:Yes we can support manual transmissions. Remember GM did not offer Gen IV V8 manual trucks so we have to make a few changes.
The stock 6 speed works well with a 5.3, have one in the shop now. We also support the NVG 4500 and Tremec in the larger engines.
That part number comes up CTS-V. I take it, it's the same layout as a Camaro, but with the Corvette offset?The accessory drive kit is the Chevrolet Performance part # 19299070 and the compressor is a Sanden 4514. The MoTech folks make a custom compressor mount that tucks the compressor tight to the block to stay within the frame rails and avoid contact with the UCA mount for the Jeeps without much lift. As he mentioned in a previous post, they build custom hoses for the power steering and for the AC lines.
We are using the early 6 speed with the Novak LS-NSG370 adapter. The JK 6 speed has the minivan bellhousing so it needs to be swapped out for the 4.0 TJ housing to run the larger flywheel(you may be able to do this with the Pentstar 6 speed check with Novak). With the popularity of the automatic 6 speed we do not do a lot of manual swaps.are you using a 07-11 6 speed manual or a 12-16 manual transmission? If I could drop a 5.3 with my 08 manual 6 speed, I would be a very happy camper. :surprise: