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Old August 18th, 2011, 11:13 AM   #1
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Not sure if this fits in this forum or not. I am looking to have an LS engine swap done to a TJ and do not have the time to do it so I am looking for a good, reputable shop in Michigan that can handle this. Does anyone know of a good shop that has experience doing this type of swap?
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Old August 18th, 2011, 11:23 AM   #2
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Diversified Creations in Brighton. Mike is the man when it comes to LS swaps, and his own blown LS TJ would serve as a nice brochure for his work.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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Diversified Creations in Brighton. Mike is the man when it comes to LS swaps, and his own blown LS TJ would serve as a nice brochure for his work.

I'd think twice about that one. would not recommend imo
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Old August 18th, 2011, 11:40 AM   #4
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I'd think twice about that one. would not recommend imo
x2 nice work but it might be a year before you see your jeep again.

First time I was there I walked around the shop just to check it out and saw a nice stang in the corner, no big deal...

Except last time I was there, a guy was complaining about a clutch job taking 3 months. I didn't believe him until he said it was for his mustang, and sure enough that same stang was sitting in the corner.
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How much are you expecting done? Do you have the motor, or do you want to drop off a Jeep and pick it back up with everything sourced & complete?

I know someone that can help you - p.m. me if you want his contact number.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 12:55 PM   #6
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I will have the Jeep and the engine, will need the swap done. Not sure what miscellaneous parts will be needed but will work that out with the shop I end up going with.
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I do tons of swaps and stay caught up. I just did a 350 in a TJ and I had it done in about 2.5 weeks. Came in running driving left running driving. Check out our web site also. Lemme know if I can help.
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I do tons of swaps and stay caught up. I just did a 350 in a TJ and I had it done in about 2.5 weeks. Came in running driving left running driving. Check out our web site also. Lemme know if I can help.
you did a carbed 350 swap? or a ls swap into the jeep. two different birds there.
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I do tons of swaps and stay caught up. I just did a 350 in a TJ and I had it done in about 2.5 weeks. Came in running driving left running driving. Check out our web site also. Lemme know if I can help.
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you did a carbed 350 swap? or a ls swap into the jeep. two different birds there.
Not sure why you say that. I've done both. They both need trans/transfer case adaptors, new motor mounts, exhaust, and possibly new radiator and fuel pumps. Both will need some sort of wiring modifications too. I sent my wiring harness out and it came back with labels on every wire. Took me maybe 2 hours to wire it up.

What's your logic?
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I think he was getting at the fact that the wiring takes skill - and not everyone can do it right the first, second or seven hundredth time. It's easy to see where he's coming from: wiring mods to put a gen I SBC in a jeep is far less of a challenge than a gen IV.

Hell, look at the trouble Becky had - and that was with someone experienced with the wiring and calibration of LS swaps...
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Old August 20th, 2011, 10:03 AM   #11
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Talk to rocksolid performance in cedar springs. Bj and gordy do top notch work. I think there name on here is rocksolidperf and bj's screen name is beejers. You will not be dissapointed with there work!
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I think Baker Engineering does work like this
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RockSolid Perf.

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I think he was getting at the fact that the wiring takes skill - and not everyone can do it right the first, second or seven hundredth time. It's easy to see where he's coming from: wiring mods to put a gen I SBC in a jeep is far less of a challenge than a gen IV.

Hell, look at the trouble Becky had - and that was with someone experienced with the wiring and calibration of LS swaps...
Becky's problems were not with her engine. They were a result of a transmission that was several years older than the engine. The OP is asking about an engine swap and says nothing about the trans. If he's going to gut the old ECM in favor of the new engine, there are wiring issues regardless. I stand by what I said. Jim's Performance took my old harness, stripped everything I didn't need and rewrapped it. Everything was labeled and all I had to do was plug it in. There were a half dozen or so hookups that didn't plug back into the engine itself. Always hot, keyed hot, O2 sensors, (yes, you have to weld in bungs), fuel pump (which he may need anyway) and a couple others.

To me, it's not much different.
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It wa a carbed 350. I have done a TBI 350 also and I did a LT1 swap in my yj. Among many others. No wirring issues there. Runs like a top.
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have a friend who may be inerested in doing this swap. pm me for contact info
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