DoubleBlackOffroad
Find out how to advertise on Ausjeep?

Go Back   AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM - AJOR > JEEP GARAGE > JK Wrangler
Ausjeep @ Facebook
Portal Register Forums Trading Your Jeep Mark All Read

Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 25-12-2009
shaneoforsure  shaneoforsure is offline
Senior Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: hobart
Age: 28
Posts: 91
What Jeep do I drive?: JK
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default gen 3 ls1 350 chev conversion for jk wrangler

i have a ls1 350 chev and trying to find out who may do the conversion i have emailed burnsville off road in the states and waiting for a reply. i am going to keep this thread going and continue to fill it with info, please feel free to add info for the conversion.
thanks shane norris (tas)

p.s i am not intrested in any rubish hemi info.
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 25-12-2009
flexytj's Avatar
flexytj  flexytj is offline
TJ DRIVER
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Age: 35
Posts: 4,535
What Jeep do I drive?: TJ
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

you may have to use a ls2 from a ve for emissions reasons as ls1 are alot older than a jk
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 25-12-2009
cozab  cozab is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Vic..
Age: 30
Posts: 39
What Jeep do I drive?: JK
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have been thinking exactly same thing lately since Gen 3 crate motors are getting so damn cheap now.... And there are so many parts and acessories for them....
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #4  
Old 25-12-2009
JK07's Avatar
JK07  JK07 is offline
JEEPOHOLIC
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 1,209
What Jeep do I drive?: JK
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Dont forget relaibility, local knowedlge, well proven engine. I have enquired a lot the main show stopper is the computer to mate with LS2 or 3 rest all good.
Even the wiring is sorted out.

There is a guy on JK forum did the conversion but mainly for offorad rig, no ABS Air Con etc works but hoping one day someone will come up with the computer
__________________
BEST JEEPS ARE BUILT NOT BOUGHT
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 28-12-2009
rolli's Avatar
rolli  rolli is offline
CrawlerStar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Perth
Age: 33
Posts: 414
What Jeep do I drive?: JK
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Why not go an aftermarket ecu as well?? Motec will do everything you want an more, and should be easily installed to the ls motors seeing they are so common with many different applications.

Sure, its probably gonna cost you some good coin, but you will have an engine that runs as good (if not better) than OEM. Completely tunable, have multiple maps for air/fuel and ignition for different applications (ie offroad and on road), data recording, and many tuning shops can tune them so its just a matter of finding a good one near you.

You wouldnt even need a motec unit, there are plenty other brands that would work just as well for less money and better than factory results with the added flexibility such units provide you.
__________________
I hate it when I prove my enthusiasm is greater than my ability.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 28-12-2009
BrisNut's Avatar
BrisNut  BrisNut is offline
Full Flexer
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Brisbane Northside
Age: 46
Posts: 942
What Jeep do I drive?: JK
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rolli View Post
Why not go an aftermarket ecu as well?? Motec will do everything you want an more, and should be easily installed to the ls motors seeing they are so common with many different applications.

Sure, its probably gonna cost you some good coin, but you will have an engine that runs as good (if not better) than OEM. Completely tunable, have multiple maps for air/fuel and ignition for different applications (ie offroad and on road), data recording, and many tuning shops can tune them so its just a matter of finding a good one near you.

You wouldnt even need a motec unit, there are plenty other brands that would work just as well for less money and better than factory results with the added flexibility such units provide you.
The problem is getting the engine CPU to talk to the main CPU under the centre console, unless of course the Motec can control the ABS, ESP, traction control, cruise control, seatbelts, airbags, every other switch & lamp in the vehicle whilst talking to the Instrument cluster CPU.
If you want it to be legal all that stuff has got to work.
__________________
Pat,
Brisbane,
JK 3.8 Roobicon 4dr 4 Sale :(
It's a Jeep thing, I don't understand............
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #7  
Old 28-12-2009
rolli's Avatar
rolli  rolli is offline
CrawlerStar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Perth
Age: 33
Posts: 414
What Jeep do I drive?: JK
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Bisnut - Are you sure about that? I am not sure what QLD has, but in WA its only exhaust gases that make it illegal/legal.

As for your list, many engine management systems will run cruise control, traction control and ABS. Airbags should (I say that ignorantly) be independant (they should fire without the battery in the car!), seat belts are mechanical, lamps and switchs can easily be rerouted to the traditional hardwired systems, instrument clusters can either be rewired or replaced.

I know it sounds like alot of work, but every engine transplant is!
__________________
I hate it when I prove my enthusiasm is greater than my ability.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 29-12-2009
BrisNut's Avatar
BrisNut  BrisNut is offline
Full Flexer
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Brisbane Northside
Age: 46
Posts: 942
What Jeep do I drive?: JK
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rolli View Post
Bisnut - Are you sure about that? I am not sure what QLD has, but in WA its only exhaust gases that make it illegal/legal.

As for your list, many engine management systems will run cruise control, traction control and ABS. Airbags should (I say that ignorantly) be independant (they should fire without the battery in the car!), seat belts are mechanical, lamps and switchs can easily be rerouted to the traditional hardwired systems, instrument clusters can either be rewired or replaced.

I know it sounds like alot of work, but every engine transplant is!
I'm pretty sure removing the systems concerning ESP, airbag and seatbelt monitoring would be defectable modifications.
If you could duplicate everything in function using approved and tested components for safety systems then I guess they would give the modifications approval.
So I guess the best bet is to get your Engine CPU to talk to the main CPU or have the main CPU ignore it somehow.
I'm no expert in these fangled car CPU things myself, I haven't seen an drawings on exactly how it all works, but I do deal with interfacing machinery CPU's (PLC's) to each other a fair bit and it can be a headache.

Yeah most conversions are a lot of work, and from what I've seen any one with basic skills can use a kit to drop an engine in, to make it a good conversion involves matching the right motor to the application and all the little things like cooling system, throttle linkages and wiring that make the difference between a good conversion and a bad one.
__________________
Pat,
Brisbane,
JK 3.8 Roobicon 4dr 4 Sale :(
It's a Jeep thing, I don't understand............

Last edited by BrisNut; 29-12-2009 at 11:13 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 31-12-2009
JasperJ's Avatar
JasperJ  JasperJ is offline
RubiconSlammer
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 1,383
What Jeep do I drive?: JK
Likes: 14
Liked 23 Times in 15 Posts
Default

G'day Shane here's a link to one being done in Dubai he's using an LSx and seems to have most of it sorted.

http://www.jk-forum.com/showthread.php?t=102108
__________________
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #10  
Old 02-01-2010
shaneoforsure  shaneoforsure is offline
Senior Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: hobart
Age: 28
Posts: 91
What Jeep do I drive?: JK
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

i asked burnsville off road about a conversion kit( like the hemi conversion) but they have nothing, and didnt seem intrested. a four door with a 350 chev would be a great 4x4.
Reply With Quote
Post New Thread  Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On





All times are GMT +10. The time now is 04:15 PM.




AJOR does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of AJOR or any entity associated with AJOR, nor should any advice be substituted as technical advice replacing that of a mechanic. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use AJOR to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, religious, political or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by AJOR. The owner, administrators and moderators of AJOR reserve the right to delete any message or members for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless AJOR, the administrators, moderators, and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). The use of profile signatures to intentionally mislead or misdirect any member on this forum is not acceptable and may result in your account being suspended. Any trip that is organised through the AJOR forum is participated at your own risk. If you or your vehicle is damaged it is your responsibility, not that of the person that posted the thread, message or topic initiating the trip, nor the organisers of AJOR or moderators of any specific forum. This forum and associated website is the property of AJOR.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

AJOR 2002 - 2014 AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM. All corporate trademarked names and logos are property of their respective owners. Ausjeep Forum is in no way associated with DaimlerChrysler Corporation.
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=