So after a lot of procrastination and pondering a new JLU Ruby I have decided to convert my 2008 JLU Ruby to a Cummins 2.8 simply because I need the fuel range for some long trips between fillups and of course the power. Also don't want to bash up a new $60k+ vehicle in the bush. So after all of this I will have a 170kkm 3.8/6 Speed, Clutch etc for sale. The engine runs without a tick ratlle or clunk and uses 0.5 liters in 7000km. We suspect it could be a Factory warranty replacement. It also does not leak oil. RThe Jeep can be demonstrated running as I will rent a garage and remove everything I do not want in April. I am asking $1500 for everything which I will only sell complete. No transfer case though. Swapped that already with a NP241. Using a Chev 6L80 tranny.
The other item I wanted to mention is that Cummins will look at motor discounts if we get about 4 or 5 people wanting the same crate setup. I know the motor is expensive at $12K CDN but a new Chev motor will set one back $7-8k to get plus $5k in adapter items such as computer, pedals mounts etc etc. It is a long shot but anyone wants to talk about this please email me at [email protected]
I will be talking to AutoWorld in Great Falls, Montana. They specialize in making anything fit and CNC cut adapters etc for what they claim is much less $$$ than the regular suppliers like Bruiser etc and they supply the transmission computers etc. Basically could be a one stop shop. I will document the process in case anyone wants to follow along later anyway.