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post #276 of 299 Old 06-03-2019, 03:35 PM
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Just wanted to update you on my swap’s status.

I was able to speak with Robbie for a while and went through the issues I had going on. He was able to walk me through it and get a lot of stuff sorted out.

I will say that HP tuners is a necessity to get the dash lights shut off and to get the tap shifting to work. It was also an additional $100 to license the Jeep computers. Robbie told me that the 2015+ Jeep computers are also encrypted and those will cost more to license (like GM 2017+).

I now have the cooling fan working correctly, tap shift, shifter is in the right location for the most part (PRNDM).

Just for fun, I put it in 4wd and took off down the street. It accelerated harder and shifted harder than before. I guess I didn’t realize the wheel spin in 2wd.

I wouldn’t cancel out using a Motech kit, but just know that it can be more involved than you think. In the end (if there is an end) it’s worth all the headache.


I’m available to pass off any knowledge I have gained through the process.
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Just wanted to update you on my swapís status.

I was able to speak with Robbie for a while and went through the issues I had going on. He was able to walk me through it and get a lot of stuff sorted out.

I will say that HP tuners is a necessity to get the dash lights shut off and to get the tap shifting to work. It was also an additional $100 to license the Jeep computers. Robbie told me that the 2015+ Jeep computers are also encrypted and those will cost more to license (like GM 2017+).

I now have the cooling fan working correctly, tap shift, shifter is in the right location for the most part (PRNDM).

Just for fun, I put it in 4wd and took off down the street. It accelerated harder and shifted harder than before. I guess I didnít realize the wheel spin in 2wd.

I wouldnít cancel out using a Motech kit, but just know that it can be more involved than you think. In the end (if there is an end) itís worth all the headache.


Iím available to pass off any knowledge I have gained through the process.
Oh that's great to hear buddy! Thanks for sharing your progress. I'll keep them in mind.
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Got a new battery in, thanks to some threads I found on here.
It's longer than the stock size, but I think the box was made for it! There's this little clip that pops out and expands how big of a battery that will fit. I was planning on having to do some grinding away of some of the plastic, but it all went in worry free.
She gained another 20lbs tho

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post #279 of 299 Old 06-07-2019, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Got a rear Anti-Rock in for the next challenge.



Won't be able to bolt it up like the kit is meant to be because of the coil overs, bump stops, and the storage box. I hope there is even room in there beside the tires to fit the arms!?



There are 2 potential places I'm looking at mounting it.

First is the easiest, under the frame in the rear. Do y'all think this would be a problem for getting hit on anything down here?
It's pretty much in line with the back of the tire....





The other place I MIGHT be able to squeeze it is in this little gap between the body, frame, and fuel tank in front of the axle.


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I put mine in front of the axle on top of the frame. You could also cut some holes thru the frame and run it there with some DOM. You don't need to run those brackets.

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I put mine in front of the axle on top of the frame. You could also cut some holes thru the frame and run it there with some DOM. You don't need to run those brackets.
In that tiny space in the picture I posted?
The brackets are just being used for pictures. I have a tube for it as well.
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Yes. i don't have the factory floor in the rear though.

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I would love to have it through the center of the frame all the way to the rear just in front of the bumper, but that would go right through the storage box and also interfere with the receiver hitch.
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And it's done. Tight fitting
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I would think the tire would hit that at full droop/stuff

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Nope, it was cycled every which a way there was to get everything to work, which is why it took all weekend.
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Previous wheeling trip in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
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Hot Springs rock is SUPER slick. Got myself and my buddy in the red JKU in a bad spot because of it. Been considering putting together a set of trail tires/wheels and after that, made the decision.

Got a set of lightly used 40" Trep stickies on the way.


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Wheels, I've always debated getting some blue on the wheels, not sure if it'd be too much or not. Had these blue Racelines photoshopped to 8 lug and steel black beadlock ring. I love it!



1-2 weeks to get these finished from Raceline. Plan to mount the Nittos on these for street and putting the alresdy scuffed up KMC's on the Trepadors.
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That first pic looks familiar, maybe ultimate adventure or 4-fingers was the name? Rig is looking good man. My brother and i are gonna plan a trip back there once my regear is done. My jeep rolling out of the shop will be a small victory at this point lol.
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That first pic looks familiar, maybe ultimate adventure or 4-fingers was the name? Rig is looking good man. My brother and i are gonna plan a trip back there once my regear is done. My jeep rolling out of the shop will be a small victory at this point lol.
Thank you! I don't really remember the name of it. It's been a few years since we've been there.
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Got the ground lights done
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Tires are here!
Time to get the swap done before our wheeling trip to Clayton, Oklahoma this weekend.
Not looking forward to the millions of beadlock bolts ahead tho
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It's on now!
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Awesome looking rig man. Would love to have those tires as well. Any chance of posting a few pictures of your rear lower control arm mounts (axle side). You have those sitting fairly level. Looks good!

Edit: Never mind. I went back into the thread I saw what you did. Very cool man.
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Thank you sir. Want any other pics, just let me know!
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We found this local jewel Wednesday and my dad bought it!
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Clayton was a blast!
Love the new tires
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