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Old February 14th, 2018, 04:21
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Re: Projext "V8 XJ" Build

Sounds perfect then. Swap in a V8 for the extra power and then don’t dare use that power for fear of breaking the Jeep. He is also running 37’s. That’s a lot of tire for a Dana 30, especially with a LS. Don’t get me wrong, I like my Dana 30. This is my second XJ with a locked and geared Dana 30 on 35’s and I’m plenty confident in it. I still wouldn’t swap an LS into my XJ w/o planning for some stronger axles, especially with 37’s. I’d hate to get a little too excited about the Orange Julius at the mall and destroy my axle goosing it over a speed bump.

But hey, if the OP wants to go back to stockish axles. I’ll gladly trade you those built 9” ones for my Dana 30/8.25 combo.
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Old February 14th, 2018, 08:09
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Re: Projext "V8 XJ" Build

Yeah, 37's and locked may be a bit much.
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Old February 15th, 2018, 10:50
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Re: Projext "V8 XJ" Build

I could swap in the D30 but the F9" lug pattern is 5x5.5.

I could also try swapping the oil pan for something smaller and using a oil filter relocation.
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Old February 19th, 2018, 12:22
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Re: Projext "V8 XJ" Build

Speedway motors has a low profile pan that requires you to use an oil filter relocation. I might try that
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Old February 19th, 2018, 12:28
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Re: Projext "V8 XJ" Build

I also could hear a really bad exhaust leak. I figured it was a cracked header and I just hadn't had time to actually get under and find it. Slid under last night to find it and bam! Already ordered an ATP header from Amazon.
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Old February 20th, 2018, 08:43
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Re: Projext "V8 XJ" Build

Are ATP headers the headers to get now? Seems to be a lot of back and forth on which headers to get.
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Old February 20th, 2018, 19:09
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I was going to order APN but they’d take too long to receive. My wife and kid will be out of town for the remainder of the week so I’ll have a chance to install it.
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Re: Projext "V8 XJ" Build

I figured I might as well try it out.
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Old February 21st, 2018, 16:38
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Re: Projext "V8 XJ" Build

the apn header is garbage
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Old February 23rd, 2018, 12:01
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the apn header is garbage
I didnt feel like spending $350 in a Banks Torque Tube when I dont even know what I'm doing with the engine.

So the #6 header pipe was completely detached from the collector. Jeep sounds much better now.
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Old February 23rd, 2018, 12:26
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I didnt feel like spending $350 in a Banks Torque Tube when I dont even know what I'm doing with the engine.

So the #6 header pipe was completely detached from the collector. Jeep sounds much better now.
So you already have the APN header installed?
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Old February 23rd, 2018, 12:35
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So you already have the APN header installed?
*ATP, but yes its already installed. Only took a couple of hours.
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Old February 23rd, 2018, 12:48
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Re: Projext "V8 XJ" Build

I guess everything went in ok? Where did you buy it from, link?
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Old February 23rd, 2018, 13:22
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Re: Projext "V8 XJ" Build

Install was fine no easier or harder than any other install i've done (this is my 3rd or 4th). I had to grind down the underside of the #6 intake runner and bash in the #6 header pipe a little bit but it went as smoothly as any other install i've done. The header design also doesnt allow you to get any of the bolts so I just tighten them down enough. That's probably where the Banks would outweigh this header (design).

Other than that a header replacement shouldnt take longer than 3 hours if your bolts arent rusted. Everyone always makes it sound harder than it really is.

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thanks man!
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