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Old 06-04-2018, 09:09 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by turbochimp View Post
It will be difficult to buy all your stuff ahead of time because you are engineering a lot of stuff as you go - so it's not always clear what you will need until you get to that part of the project.
THIS^ 100% Also it depends on what options you want to run. Example FlexFuel E85, A/C, Factory gauges, etc

Money makes things easy. There are standalone harness for every conceivable motor/trans/pcm combo you pick, they can come with dedicated fuse boxes, but prepare for $500-$700.

It all adds up fast.
Again THIS^ 100%... Sloppy can save money, but a clean install takes more specialized parts and integration tactics. Even Sloppy costs real $.

Hell IDK, maybe you are balling out of control and have Benjamins to burn, but really plan on 4-5K to make it happen. +Car cost + Stage 0 / Suspension costs. So plan for 10k all in. At that point, you can buy really great cars that will run 13s already and save money. These conversions are more of a personal novelty, not investments, nor best ET in group, just toys in good fun.
2006 XC70 Wagon - "Chuck Feo" - Daughters ride - stock
1992 965 - "Savage Wagon" w LS 5.3 LM7 + LS7 cam + GM T5 swap in progress.
1983 Jeep Cherokee - LS 5.3 LM7 + LS9 cam + SM465 swap in progress
1971 Chevy C-10 w 5.3 LS (LS2 cam) & GM T5 trans
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