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Driveline Powertrain Change ???s
05-08-2015, 04:03 PM,
RE: Driveline Powertrain Change ???s
(05-06-2015, 08:04 AM)Mitch Wrote: Ya, starting from scratch you'll get it the way you want.  Is your plan to 4 link it with coil-overs? 100-110" wheel base? 40" tire?
I know if I was to do it all over again that's what I'd shoot for an LJ, with a 5.3 LS/4L60 auto and a 2.72low range NP241 out of a newer JK and 1 tons Big Grin

IMO If your a ford fan go with the 351M if not the 350 is lighter and the parts are cheaper, I'm not sure which CJ trans you have but the T-case should be a Dana 300 which you can flip to use your ford D44 and adapt to the ford 4-spd trans as it would be more HD then the Jeep one or trade for a Chevy SM 465 or 420 to save one less adapter if your going the Chevy route, so many choice Smile

I really like the "low and long".  Mine's right at 95" of wheelbase, I've only got a 3" lift spring in the rear but kept hitting the bump stops too much, so I installed a spacer it it's been better. And the stretch would cost me another $1500ish.  One day, maybe...  Wink

You're talking my language Mitch. Was very Impressed with your Rig when we came out.

I like the low/long/wide aspect of this. Hoping I can pull off 40's with a 4" lift only. The extra axle width will keep it stable®  

I'm a Chevy fan and they are cheaper to build. It's going to be a bit of a budget build or I'd go with your suggested 5.3 LS/4L60 auto and a 2.72low range NP241 too. That may come in time. 

You & Sheldon have given me lots to chew on.... Thank yew!
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05-08-2015, 07:41 PM,
RE: Driveline Powertrain Change ???s
Haha. Timber I know your delema.
I bought a Chev for the drive train for my Comanche, but now I figure it's easier to make the Chevy smaller than fit the big stuff in the Comanche.

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05-09-2015, 04:41 PM,
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