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Paulyester
03-01-2007, 05:16 PM
Anyone here that did the 1.6 16v swap keep a true cost to do the swap (not the amount that was reported to the wife and/or girlfriend)?

Assuming I have a good 16v motor for $700 how much more will I have to spend to get it in there and running?

Will it cost more considering the sami I have currently doesn't have any motor?

Thanks guys :happy

Tweeder
03-01-2007, 05:20 PM
Talk to Bobby, LA-1 Performance or JJ, Hardline. I know Bobby did the swap, and JJ has the motor and everything for it.

TX_ZUKI
03-01-2007, 06:21 PM
Actually send Hardline a message here, he has a 1.6 16V for sale located in Mansfield.

PS Welcome to the site!

elotsip
03-01-2007, 06:33 PM
My swap was a total cluster ****! Motor was bad, wrong ecu and harness, had to find a new ecu and harness and get it converted. Motor were MIA. So lets see I spent $1000 on a "good" motor with modified harness and ecu. Then paid $1500 to get the motor completely rebuilt, only to discover that the harness and ecu were wrong, found those for like $500 or something, then had to get the harness modified for like $300 or something. Then add in the little things like cam, air filter, header, exhaust, new PS pump and bracket. So I easily spent $4k on my dumb ass swap. If I had it to do over again I would just go with a 2.0. I am not seeing the power and gas milage that everyone else raves about with my rig...

Hardline
03-01-2007, 09:35 PM
I pmed you some info but I will also put some here.If you use 318 motor mounts like we did for TX_ZUKI they are about 20 bucks. If you go with the Petroworks type mounts I belive they are about 140. If you stay with the Zuke tranny the adaptor plate will be about another 140. Brent over at Trail Tough is who I would send my harness off to to have it modified. That is 300. Also I would figure on a new cltch and things like then when you install one. That way you only have to do it once. JJ and:welcome:

ddement
03-01-2007, 10:22 PM
I got the donor tracker for 250.00
harness and adapterplate on sale at TT for 325.00
dodge motor mounts 16.00
misc hoses, clamps etc. 125.00

So I have 716.00 in my swap

WVhillbilly
03-01-2007, 10:22 PM
Anyone making a swap harness for this yet? I can get a couple different engines for about $400 each. Think the 16V is mebbe a little more. So then I need to yank the engine compartment harness and the dash harness? Holy hacked up Tracker Batman! This thing is at a salvage yard. Might be a better option to find just the intake and EFI from an older 8V mebbe. What do ya think?

Paulyester
03-01-2007, 11:03 PM
My swap was a total cluster ****! Motor was bad, wrong ecu and harness, had to find a new ecu and harness and get it converted. Motor were MIA. So lets see I spent $1000 on a "good" motor with modified harness and ecu. Then paid $1500 to get the motor completely rebuilt, only to discover that the harness and ecu were wrong, found those for like $500 or something, then had to get the harness modified for like $300 or something. Then add in the little things like cam, air filter, header, exhaust, new PS pump and bracket. So I easily spent $4k on my dumb ass swap. If I had it to do over again I would just go with a 2.0. I am not seeing the power and gas milage that everyone else raves about with my rig...

Its stories like these that make me think the best route is a cheap 1.3, weber, cam and headers. Does anyone know what the hp or torque numbers of that setup is?

WVhillbilly
03-01-2007, 11:09 PM
Stock is 63, Weber, cam and header prob 70.

TX_ZUKI
03-02-2007, 08:46 AM
Its stories like these that make me think the best route is a cheap 1.3, weber, cam and headers. Does anyone know what the hp or torque numbers of that setup is?

It's not always like that. I bought a 1.6 16V from the East Coast and it runs great, no problems at all.

elotsip
03-02-2007, 12:44 PM
I just lucky! And the guy I bought it from was a complete prick, he had to know what was up...

wheresmyhat
03-22-2007, 04:50 PM
I bought my donor rig for 300.00 and sold parts to recover cost so no cost on motor, harness and computer.

300.00 TT to modify harness
250.00 Petroworkds adaptor kit
113.00 for complete gasket and seal kit and timing belt.
300.00 new volcane clutch from TT (not ordered yet)
200.00 / 250.00 Thorley header (depending on who you buy it from)
And I will add a couple hundred bucks for little things.

But I could have less then a couple hundred bucks into it if I did it myself but I didn't want to. bigok

zukiWilson
03-22-2007, 05:11 PM
My buddy bought an entire tracker off ebay, took the motor, parted some of the other stuff, modified his own harness, got a winch out of the deal, and spent $400 on the entire swap. It can be done cheap if your patient.

jakesz28
03-23-2007, 05:52 PM
i got a 95 tracker for $1000, $300 for the harness. I used the tracker trans and transfer case connected to the sami t-case. For 2 low ranges while sitting on 34"s. I built my own drive shafts and have a turbo sitting here for it.