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Old September 2nd, 2017, 19:03
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La v8 swap

Ok. I am getting ready to start buying stuff to do the swap over the winter.

For those of you that have done it what are some problems you ran into or things you would do different. I'm looking at a 6.0 swap. I have access to i think it's a 04 2500 4x4 with a 6.0.

I just don't want to buy something I should not have or not get something I need. I know I have seen photos of problems with hood clearance and I do want to keep a.c.
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 20:17
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Re: La v8 swap

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1108551

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Old September 2nd, 2017, 21:20
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I have made a lot of notes off those two threads.
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 21:51
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ok...LA V8 is a dodge small block....guessing that's not what ya meant if you are looking at a 6.0
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 22:13
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 22:24
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And my phone autocorrects ls to la. Sorry about that.
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Old September 3rd, 2017, 09:31
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yeah, I figured it out....just made me think for a second someone was gonna do an old style small block build.

kinda wish I still had my old 360...it'd have been a good one to swap in. Had some goodies in it, and based on track numbers/weight, it was ~ 450 hp.
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Re: La v8 swap

Pretty much all of our LS swap threads have a ton of information about what we did and what we would change. I read the entire 5.3 swap thread on Pirate4x4 and multiple LS swap threads on here. There weren't many when I started my swap but since then there have been 3-4 successful swaps with build threads on
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Old September 3rd, 2017, 23:31
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I'm just a little confused. Some threads state the 6.0 truck manifold will not clear hood. Other says swap truck for car manifold and use access. Drive off corvette. Others say corvette accesorie drive will not clear frame rail. Some say it will. I haven't seen a specific one that mentions retaining the a.c.. unless I read passed it and just missed it.
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Truck intake will not clear the hood, you are correct. Corvette intake will clear the hood but the stock accessories wont, which can be fixed with aftermarket products (see my sig). Check your local laws first to see what is allowed. I think your biggest challenge will be motor fitment. The heads and manifolds fill be a tough fit with the 6.0. The stock a/c should work (it did on my 5.3), stock Corvette p/s pump wont fit, it is too wide. Check out kwik LS brackets.
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Truck intake will not clear the hood, you are correct. Corvette intake will clear the hood but the stock accessories wont, which can be fixed with aftermarket products (see my sig). Check your local laws first to see what is allowed. I think your biggest challenge will be motor fitment. The heads and manifolds fill be a tough fit with the 6.0. The stock a/c should work (it did on my 5.3), stock Corvette p/s pump wont fit, it is too wide. Check out kwik LS brackets.

Why would it be any harder to fit a 6.0 in over a 5.3 ??

They are the same block & heads, and I don't see the exhaust being bigger enough to make a difference.
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Truck intake will not clear the hood, you are correct. Corvette intake will clear the hood but the stock accessories wont, which can be fixed with aftermarket products (see my sig). Check your local laws first to see what is allowed. I think your biggest challenge will be motor fitment. The heads and manifolds fill be a tough fit with the 6.0. The stock a/c should work (it did on my 5.3), stock Corvette p/s pump wont fit, it is too wide. Check out kwik LS brackets.
Awesome thanks. Checking out your Sig now.

Stock a.c. as in stock jeep or stock 6.0 ac?
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Old September 4th, 2017, 21:35
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Oh and as far as local laws here for swaps there are none.
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Why would it be any harder to fit a 6.0 in over a 5.3 ??

They are the same block & heads, and I don't see the exhaust being bigger enough to make a difference.
I was under the impression that the 6.0 had a larger block. Since I barely have 1/2" in some places (with the 5.3) I didn't think a 6.0 would be an easy fit.
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Awesome thanks. Checking out your Sig now.

Stock a.c. as in stock jeep or stock 6.0 ac?
Stock 5.3. It powers my on board air system.

I also have a second compressor for a/c which is all custom, the only Jeep component is the evaporator.
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I was under the impression that the 6.0 had a larger block. Since I barely have 1/2" in some places (with the 5.3) I didn't think a 6.0 would be an easy fit.
I know they are different material, but I thought they were the same physical size, just different bore & stroke to give the different cid.
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