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Old 06-04-2018, 12:08 AM   #26
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For the harness, you get a stock computer and harness, and send it to a wiring service through ebay. they send you back an ecu with the anti-theft and other modules removed and harness that connects to the existing wiring with 3 wires.

I'm a noob mechanic and pretty terrible fabricator - I spent over a year doing the swap and that was with a lift/ full auto shop to use. Plus help from a few buddies that know this stuff. That was after I had learned a lot about the stock motor and car in general doing turbo swaps and aftermarket ECU conversions etc. 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.

Good luck!
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Old 06-04-2018, 09:09 AM   #27
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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


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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.
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