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  • Captain
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post

    if you had as great of legs as we do, you'd hang it out there too.

    you're welcome
    For My Sammy,
    Getting the Doors off is a Real Chore, But, that "Highway Peg" is so I can be Ready to do a "FOOT PLANT" on the Rock
    you are coming up against, And Push Off, too save those Mall Crawler Chrome Rock Sliders You just Put On......LOL

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by cstmwgn View Post
    Hey Aaron, pardon me for asking a stupid question but I need some help with Jeep etiquette.

    Not sure if this in gene pool, socioeconomic, geographical or ????? related

    Why does it seem to be a requirement for the driver to hang his left leg and foot outside the body while driving down the street?
    if you had as great of legs as we do, you'd hang it out there too.

    you're welcome

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  • cstmwgn
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    Hey Aaron, pardon me for asking a stupid question but I need some help with Jeep etiquette.

    Not sure if this in gene pool, socioeconomic, geographical or ????? related

    Why does it seem to be a requirement for the driver to hang his left leg and foot outside the body while driving down the street?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    half my order is here....


    now to get the clutch kit and just a moment of time. That said, I may outsource the heavy lifting (literally)... we will see

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  • Captain
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    Love the "Iron Worker's Spud Wrench"

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    link wrenches have arrived


    for those who don't know, the action of flexing tightens some of the jam nuts on the control arms... getting them back apart can be a challenge....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    For posterity

    20 1/2" which is not what's published elsewhere

    this is the dimension that worried me


    anyway, no decision on the direction... I have Optima to do

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by DanStokes View Post
    I'm lost in all this off-road stuff. It's all I can do to get a more-or-less stock S10 chassis down an LSR track.

    Dan
    it's all about gravity and traction...

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  • DanStokes
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    I'm lost in all this off-road stuff. It's all I can do to get a more-or-less stock S10 chassis down an LSR track.

    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    called and confirmed today about timing... they have a back order of 600 t-cases @ advanced adapters. JBConversions has a 10 week wait for 4:1 gears....

    I am getting a lower 1st gear with the NV4500, so perhaps wait on the 4:1 conversion and simply fix what I've got.... but put the nv4500 in (there is still the issue with the throwout bearing that requires the transmission to come out again... benefit is if I do go with AA later, the Dana 300 has all the upgrades and is more valuable....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    $1900 v. $2700

    it seems like a simple decision. Rebuilding the D300 transfer case (it's making a noise like an intermediate bearing is gone). Then adapting it to the NV4500... So here it goes. Rebuild kit with bearings $280, 4:1 gearset $750 (but it may not be available from any manufacturer now), 32 spline upgrade to forward driveshaft ($300), billet cover to fix the leaking one $120. Adapter from the NV4500 to the D300 $450 or $750. Benefit is the transfer case is shorter than the Atlas (and for rear driveshafts, this is very important). In either case, I need to modify the driveshafts so it's a wash.
    v.
    Atlas 2 - which takes 12 weeks to get and I get 4.3:1 or 5:1 low range

    If I do the atlas, and sell the setup I have now, I might get $500 for all of it so $1900 v. $2200 (but even so, I'm only about 20% sure I could sell it)....

    In other news, the NV4500 is 2" shorter than the current set up and will fit vertically
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; February 21, 2021, 10:59 PM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    and pictures

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    It's here, but dark (so no pictures yet).

    Not thrilled with the packing job - I joked with my friend that I add insult to his generosity of allowing it be delivered to his shop by spilling oil all over the floor.

    She's a big girl - so I'm still questing whether or not I may just go with the 4l60e (bonus is no adapter is necessary), or I'll engineer this in place. Even if I don't put this in the '40, there is another project coming soon where a 5 speed would be primo.... we will see.....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    So I've decided... the new-to-me AW5 is making noises, and I have a couple dollars so time to upgrade to the NV4500 and Atlas t-case... this will take awhile, though, because it's a 12 week lead time for a t-case. And between now and then I'll continue to drive it until it breaks.

    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; February 10, 2021, 08:58 AM.

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