Ive done many different swaps including LS stuff. LS is simple to do and relatively cheap especially in a chevy. Lots of smiles per gallon. Most of the money is in the fuel system. A TDI is a totally different animal done for different goals but can be done for not too much more. But with all the info out there on TDi swaps the difficulty factor has been reduced greatly.What a sweet build!!! Would love to SAS and diesel swap my Jimmy one day.... an LS swap would probably be easier though!
I put just about 100k miles on the swap before I put it down last year for the SAS. Truck is already heavy but it tows a 19ft sea ray. Wont win any races for sure but its a work horse. a sub 3000lbs trailer is no problem.Wow... all I can say is wow! TDi, SAS 4-door Dakota, awesome. Really looking forward to seeing how it all works. Any plans to tow with it? I wonder if a TDi would push my WJ around well with my ~2800lbs trailer?
Awesome, thanks for the reply. What kind of speeds can you hold on ~6% grades? How are ECT and EGT temps climbing w/ the boat?
I tow in 4th its 1:1 with 4:56 gears. Flat its gonna be in the 1200egt range. On a grade its gonna kiss 1400 by the top of a 1/4 mile if you maintain 55mph. A nwer turbo or compounds would help greatly. I just drop a gear and slow down as with a boat that heavy you dont want to go that fast anyway. This setup is not built to tow constantly above 5000lbs and its the max towfor this truck but I wouldent bat an eye at something under 3000lbs. Keep in mind this truck is about 4700 lbs and I probably added 150 with this SAS. I will weigh it when Its done. O and coolant temps never go above 201. I have over-sized coolers on everything.Awesome, thanks for the reply. What kind of speeds can you hold on ~6% grades? How are ECT and EGT temps climbing w/ the boat?