Interested in performing your LS3 engine conversion on your own? We offer the same components used in our turn-key conversions as a do-it-yourself engine upgrade kit. Each kit comes with a detailed instruction manual to guide you through the process.
Bruiser Conversions fully integrated LS3 engine conversion system for the Jeep JK/JKU Wrangler maintains the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) functionality of all vehicle systems that were supplied with your vehicle. All systems that were functional prior to the conversion process will be functional after the conversion has been completed, this includes: instrument cluster, indicators, gauges, powertrain control systems, cruise control, hill descent mode, tip start, and tap shift. Our system retains the factory PCM and the Chrysler OBD II port. Bruiser Conversions provides the only fully integrated LS3 engine conversion for the JK/JKU Wrangler.
2007 - 2011 Jeep JK/JKU Wrangler Specific Upgrades
Early model JK/JKU Wranglers equipped with an automatic transmission require an upgrade from the 42RLE. Bruiser has elected to incorporate the NAG-1 722.6/W5A580/WA580*** in our conversion. This upgrade includes a transmission, torque converter, wiring harness, and a performance tuned TCM. Along with the upgraded transmission, a new center console and automatic transmission shifter assembly are provided. This allows the driver access to the late-model tap shift option and updating the OEM software to include PRNDL display functionality on the OEM instrument cluster. Cruise control and auto start features, if equipped, are retained after the conversion.
This compact 5-speed automatic transmission is rated at 580 ft-lb torque input capacity. It has been used in a wide range of vehicles including the Dodge Challenger, Chrysler 300 SRT8, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Dodge Magnum SRT8, and the supercharged Jaguar X308. A performance tuned TCM is provided with each engine conversion system.
**This conversion is intended for off-road use only**
Complete Do-It-Yourself JK LS Engine Installation Kit
New GM Performance LS3 crate engine
Performance tuned PCM
Performance tuned TCM
Low-mileage NAG-1/WA580 Transmission
Transmission Wiring Harness
Engine to NAG-1 Transmission Adapter
Self-aligning Engine Mount Brackets
Engine Wiring Harness
Stainless Steel Exhaust Y-pipe
Cold Air Intake with K&N Filter
Radiator & Heater Hoses
Battery Tray & TIPM Relocation Bracket
Detailed Instruction Manual
I met Jeff Garland at Easter Jeep Safari in 2015. I had an LS conversion done on my 2012 JKU by another company with a laundry list of issues, and was looking at one of Bruiser Conversions swaps. Jeff leaned in and began to tell me how wonderful the LS swap was. I was less than responsive as he explained how wonderful his swap was. I explained that I already had the swap done by another company, and was less than impressed. Much to my surprise Jeff described several of my issues to a "T" without me telling him anything. As we visited Jeff told me how bad he felt about my experience, and how he could correct the issues. I swallowed hard, and put my trust in one more individual who said that they could make it work. Jeff arraigned shipping, which is no easy task from where I lived, and th...
Like many jeep owners I set out to build the ultimate go anywhere jeep to provide amazing family wheeling excursions. Initially built was a mild mod JKU, however the anemic 3.6L became the 'weak link' so I sough out an engine conversion. After determining the LS3 as the most optimum power plant, I then began to search for a builder/installer and chose a local SEMA Jeep Builder. As I explained to the selected builder, 'there are 2 ways to do things, the right way and the wrong' no in-between. Unfortunately for me that selected builder had very little integrity and built a very expensive paperweight. After those in the Jeep community found out what happened many stepped in to assist with my build. We began an extensive rebuild, and we chose the industry leader in LS3 Conversions, Bruiser ...
In the last 10 months Dixie 4 Wheel Drive has installed 6 Bruiser Conversions LS3 "Do It Yourself Kit" motor conversions. At first we didn't know much about Bruiser Conversions since we are from Utah and they're from Florida. I had heard a few good things about Bruisers, but usually East coast service is hard to keep in touch with. However, with Bruisers it was different. From a shop stand point, we were excited to hear that their motor conversion kit was one of the best JK V8's kits on the market. Since we had done several different Hemi and LS conversions before, we were anxious to install the "Do It Yourself Kit" into our 2015 SEMA build. Once the motor conversion showed up, we were super excited to open the crate up and see the install kit. The wiring harness and front accessory dr...
Savvy Off Road is know for their winning KOH Jeeps and lightweight armor. When we chose to install a LS3 in our 2014 JK Unlimited, there was only one choice. Bruiser Conversions! The LS3 conversion for the JKU is the best available kit. No double computer or harness to take up space and maintain. We have seen our fair share of double harness kits leave the owners very frustrated. The batteries would go dead on them frequently and not all of the features of the JK were available like OEM. The Bruiser Conversion on the other hand uses the OEM Jeep computer and transmission so everything functions like it is from the factory except you now have 430+ HP. We install the best of the best in everything we do. Bruiser Conversions is the only way to go!
I've been a Jeep enthusiast most of my life, so when it came to building my "forever" Jeep I knew that finding the right builder was everything. From my very first interaction with Bruiser I felt like much more than a client. I immediately felt like I had a friend in the industry who was helping me fulfill my vision to create a fully customized, one off, SEMA worthy rig. Having a family of 6 a stock JKU just doesn't get it done, especially when it comes to camping off grid and exploring remote areas as my family and I often do. Bruiser worked with me every step of the build from concept to completion. They steered me away from pitfalls and educated me on innovative ways to achieve what ended up being one of the most amazing builds I have ever been fortunate enough to stand beside, and I...