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post #1 of 36 Old 05-21-2018, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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2008 2 door stretched junk

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I have had a number of names on here but I couldn't remember any of them.
Then I found this username in an old email and popped in my old go to password.

Long story short

2008 JK (X) 6 speed
3 link front/ 4 link rear with fuel cell and factory pump
60/14bolt
14inch Fox coilovers
12ish stretch
adams driveshafts 1350 double tc side to 1410 axles side
o and maybe a turbo 4.0l aw4 swap (gathering parts for this now)
Just about time to drive the thing after 3ish years of being down.
I have a ton of things left to do still but besides a nut and bolt check, next week we should be able to do a shake down run.
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Nice! - this oughtta' be interesting. Hope the shake-down run goes well.

Maybe I'm missing something - are you ditching all the wheel speed sensors?

For some reason, built rig photos on little 8-lug rollers always crack me up

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Nice! - this oughtta' be interesting. Hope the shake-down run goes well.

Maybe I'm missing something - are you ditching all the wheel speed sensors?

For some reason, built rig photos on little 8-lug rollers always crack me up

Goal number one is to get it off road and see how it does(Not like I would start over or change anything).

Goal number two is to make it street legal and get all the wheel speed sensors working. I also want to be able to drive it to the trails near my house.

Maybe I will just swap the motor, do a custom dash and get a GPS Speedo. I have had terrible luck with the 3.8 and 6 speed.


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07-11 only needs one wheel speed sensor working for the speedo. ABS and the nanny shit can be programed out.

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07-11 only needs one wheel speed sensor working for the speedo. ABS and the nanny shit can be programed out.
That's good to hear. I am trying to make the 3.8 and 6 speed last as long as I can. I took the abs pump out and put in a wilwood Proportioning Valve. The lights on the dash are the least of my concerns.

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That's good to hear. I am trying to make the 3.8 and 6 speed last as long as I can. I took the abs pump out and put in a wilwood Proportioning Valve. The lights on the dash are the least of my concerns.

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Did you keep the ABS brain in place? It's my understanding that the electronic part of the ABS needs to stay in the system.

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Did you keep the ABS brain in place? It's my understanding that the electronic part of the ABS needs to stay in the system.
We have drove it around the yard with it completely out. It still starts and stops fine. Besides the brake light on the dash, what else would it control.

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We have drove it around the yard with it completely out. It still starts and stops fine. Besides the brake light on the dash, what else would it control.

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I honestly don't know. I never got that far before deciding to go stand alone on the LS and chassis wiring. I pretty much stopped researching as soon as none of that stuff was going to be in play anymore.

It might just be as simple as it throwing codes, hoping you give a shit.

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Got some sweet hummer rollers. And the center caps fit with small 1.25 wheel spacers.
We also got the factory Chevy parking brake cables routed and pee clamped down. For once I will have a working ebrake. I could never get the jks ones to hold.

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Moved it out of the garage and took it up the street on 35s. I am pretty sure it will climb like a billy goat. It's a little high in the ass but I still need a full size spare and maybe the rear seat will fit.

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Some lawn photos. It's a shame my tires are bias ply. About 55 its a hand full.

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I'm not seeing it in the photos: did you add any support back under the C-pillar?

Tied into the C/O tower maybe? Looks like it's unsupported (hope I'm wrong).

If not, I'd suggest doing that before you reach room temperature unexpectedly.

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I'm not seeing it in the photos: did you add any support back under the C-pillar?

Tied into the C/O tower maybe? Looks like it's unsupported (hope I'm wrong).

If not, I'd suggest doing that before you reach room temperature unexpectedly.
Not tied in yet. That's the first thing on my list to work on. Then the rear skins and tail lights. We moved it from my friends shop to my garage. He's starting a Chevy 2500 SAS for himself and my junk was in the way.

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here is some more photos
This is what I’m talkin about ( edit: I’m on about your axle upgrades. -j)

Very nice work.

2 questions:
Is that an MBRP exhaust muffler ?
Did you mean to imply you are planning to try getting a 4.0l inline6 and AW4 into this ?



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I will get more tonight now that it is at my house.
And yes
4.0l inline 6 (1991 Cherokee)
VS racing 61/62 turbo
Aw4 with a shift kit
And my 241 transfercase

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I do not think I have ever seen anyone plant the venerable inline6 in the JK's engine bay. the mechanical/electric fan combo blus the block length should make for some interesting concessions of sheet metal to be required.

I would love to have one of my 4.0l HOs in my JKu


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I do not think I have ever seen anyone plant the venerable inline6 in the JK's engine bay. the mechanical/electric fan combo blus the block length should make for some interesting concessions of sheet metal to be required.

I would love to have one of my 4.0l HOs in my JKu


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There was one guy I found overseas that did the swap.

Reasons why the ls/hemi probably won't happen.

Money.
Even gen 3 4.8s go for 1k around me.
Then I need to find a tranny and make it work with my 241.

I paid 300 bucks for a rusted Cherokee and drove it home. Pulled the motor, transmission, 231 and scraped the rest. With all the rotors and junk I had in it I almost broke even.

The swap is on the back burner till I finish all the TLC I have or... till the 3.8/6speed lets go.

I ordered a vs racing 61/62 turbo
Also have a m62 supercharger
I need to get a mega squirt to control it but I have so much other shit to buy it's going to wait.

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So I used the factory header to "custom" exhaust.
It's 2 inch to a 2 to 1 cat (dodge van) right behind the crossmember.
Then 2.5 glasspack
Then 2.5 magnaflow
The glasspack was too loud and we had the magnaflow from a friend's jk we did so it was free 99.
I guess I am old now (26 years old) And like my junk quite.
I only used v band clamps. It is the only way I will do it from now on.
The exhaust hangers are two tabs and factory rubber. Again the only way I will do it again.
I can take the exhaust in and out by myself very quickly.

Also all my heims are from ruffstuff and the misalignment spacers are 3/4 bolts.
It makes it easy to fuck with because it's all the same size.

This build taught me tons and I don't care how much you read online. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW TILL YOU DO IT.

Another thing. The back seat doesn't fit infront of the fuel cell. I am going to open the back seat and see if I can move the bracket. If not I will move the front seats to the back and throw in my heated volvo seats in the front I pulled from the junk yard.

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Small update.
Changed all the fluids.
Brake
Power steering
Oil
Transmission
Transfer Case
Diff (will change after 500ish miles)

Painted
Track bar drag link and tie rod.

Fixed pitman.
I used the ruff stuff 1 ton tie rod kit and the jk pitman arm is to wide for the spacer. I couldn't get the cotter key in so I got a used one off eBay and used a gm tie rod reamer.

After all that I took it down the road to flex it and started to get idea on skins, fenders and rear cage tie in.

Also I need to drill & tap the knuckles for steering stops.


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This thing is sweet! I've always had the 4.0 swap in the back on my mind. Maybe someday my yellow one will look something like yours

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This thing is sweet! I've always had the 4.0 swap in the back on my mind. Maybe someday my yellow one will look something like yours
Words of advice,
Don't stretch it 12"
Don't move the factory tank
Don't cut first. (Trim as needed!)
14" coilovers are too much up front for a trackbar and driveshaft. I had to limit it quite a bit but I still have 12 inches of travel bumped and strapped. It's like 5ish up 7 down.

If anyone has questions about going down the route I did, I probably have answers. So ask away; I have learned a ton and have a list of things I would have done differently.

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Words of advice,
Don't stretch it 12"
Don't move the factory tank
Don't cut first. (Trim as needed!)
14" coilovers are too much up front for a trackbar and driveshaft. I had to limit it quite a bit but I still have 12 inches of travel bumped and strapped. It's like 5ish up 7 down.

If anyone has questions about going down the route I did, I probably have answers. So ask away; I have learned a ton and have a list of things I would have done differently.

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Mine is quite a ways from getting tons but eventually that is the plan. Right now, I'm in the process of building a shop to work on the jeep in. One piece at a time I guess.

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Made some steering stops on my 95 dana 60 knuckes. Drilled and tapped for a 3/8 bolt. It keeps the tires out of the coilovers with just the bolt and 1 nut.

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Haven't done a single thing to my jeep in a while. I did how ever flex it at work. My list is getting pretty long for it but with how busy work is.. I probably wont have time to work on it until winter.

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