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Old September 6th, 2016, 17:51
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Re: Projext "V8 XJ" Build

if the input shaft of the T-case doesn't go into the trans far enough you end up with leak due to one of the two seals (one trans and one t-case) not sealing on the OD of the Tcase input shaft. I had that problem when I added a flip ring between the tcase and tranny. I used a "seal saver" kit to extend the input shaft sealing surface.
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Old September 8th, 2016, 14:52
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So I've come to the realization that the beast is not going to be finished to take it to Pismo. We move next week and we had to pay down a credit card which took all of my Jeep money. The rest of our assets are going to the new house and new furniture. I also have to get the garage packed up and ready to go. Looks like it's going on the back burner for at least a couple more months.

Looks damn good though!

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Old September 8th, 2016, 14:58
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Lookin good buddy. It will get there. I worked on mine over 6 months and its still really not done yet. Good luck with the move.

Do you have a good size garage you are moving into?
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Old September 8th, 2016, 15:10
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Lookin good buddy. It will get there. I worked on mine over 6 months and its still really not done yet. Good luck with the move.

Do you have a good size garage you are moving into?
Our new house has a 3 car garage. It has a 2 car and a single "swing" garage. So the single will be the workshop and the double for both cars.

I'm coming from a 2 car and the workshop takes up half.
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Old September 8th, 2016, 15:11
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needs more tire
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Old September 8th, 2016, 15:39
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needs more tire
I have a buddy selling his XJ with Currie 9" axles. If he doesn't sell he's going to be parting out and I'll buy his whole suspension setup and be on 37"s
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Old September 8th, 2016, 17:31
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I have a buddy selling his XJ with Currie 9" axles. If he doesn't sell he's going to be parting out and I'll buy his whole suspension setup and be on 37"s
im planning on sleeved/trussed/gusseted jk d44s with factory lockers and 4.56 or 4.88 gears
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Old September 8th, 2016, 22:03
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So i took it for a little test spin.

It's leaking still. Not sure why. Maybe I jacked up that interior seal during install? I put a nice healthy bead of red RTV on the inside which should be the best at keeping oils in. Then again trans fluid is basically a solvent.

Not sure what to do. I'll probably call AA on Tuesday.
I did mine twice with poor results.

Its the second (not used) clocking hole on the AA adapter. I had the same problem, drove me insane! You need to coat an earplug in RTV for each of the clocking holes not used (or weld them shut). Its a wet trunion so it will constantly leak unless you plug the unused holes. Kind of a poor design on AA's part. It doesn't fit the NP231 case right, they shouldn't have used extra holes.

Looks awesome BTW. Just took mine to Burning Man and got 15.2 mpg towing a trailer! Pismo should be fun.
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Old November 12th, 2016, 16:31
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Alright dudes! 2 months since the last post on this! Unfortunately/Fortunately (you'll see) there havent been any updates to the Jeep. I'm finally getting settled in the new garage and figuring out where the tools work best.



I bought a new TV for the house too!




I promise i still have the Jeep!





So the reason for not updating this recently is because of this. My wife and I are having our first! She's due April 18 which puts her at 17 weeks.


We found out a couple of days ago what we're having! It's a boy!
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Congratulations man Nice house too.
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Old November 12th, 2016, 22:03
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That's awesome! Congrats!!!
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Old November 13th, 2016, 13:41
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Old November 14th, 2016, 10:55
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Congrats on the lil man! and pimp house dude!
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Old November 25th, 2016, 14:14
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Just read through this whole build, dude AMAZING WORK!! I've been researching for the last couple weeks on doing an LS swap; a buddy just did it to his YJ, I'm hooked now. I'm a college student so I'm going to have to save up for everything before I even attempt this. The one area of this build that has me so intimidated is the wiring... I have very small knowledge of how wiring even works, I've installed an audio system and that's about it and a couple lights on my motorcycle that's how far my wiring knowledge goes. Is the wiring even that hard? Or just really in depth?
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Old November 25th, 2016, 15:49
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Just read through this whole build, dude AMAZING WORK!! I've been researching for the last couple weeks on doing an LS swap; a buddy just did it to his YJ, I'm hooked now. I'm a college student so I'm going to have to save up for everything before I even attempt this. The one area of this build that has me so intimidated is the wiring... I have very small knowledge of how wiring even works, I've installed an audio system and that's about it and a couple lights on my motorcycle that's how far my wiring knowledge goes. Is the wiring even that hard? Or just really in depth?
The wiring can be as hard or easy as you want to make it. If you do the bare minimum to the harness and use a separate fuse/relay block its not overly difficult. I went nuts and integrated it into the jeep harness quite a bit and used the jeep Power Distribution Center to run everything.

Lots of info on lt1swap.com. Start there.
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