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...
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...
Being in the off-road industry myself, I am very picky about where my Jeep is worked on. Add to that the major work of an engine swap and you quickly realize that trust in the shop is EVERYTHING! Jeff and the crew are at the top of their game! The attention to detail is unmatched and the quality could not be any better. Simply put... they know what they are doing. Add to that the friendly service and you have a winning combination. Thanks again guys!
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...
I've got a 430hp LS3 installed in my 2012 JK and I love it! I'm running 37's on one ton axles and the factory V6 was not enough to move the thing down the road. I found myself not wanting to drive my Jeep anymore... Until I found Bruiser Conversions. Their LS3 conversion woke the Jeep up and turned it into a monster!!! I daily drive my Jeep now because I enjoy driving it so much. It sounds and feels amazing. The most fun part is red light racing little sports cars and seeing the look on their faces when you blow the doors off them in a lifted Jeep. The most amazing part of the conversion, however, is how it just works. All functions work as they did from the factory, there aren't any funny warning lights or messages on the dashboard. The A/C blows cold. The factory tap shift works. Noth...