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Unread 12-28-2010, 05:30 PM   #31
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heres some pics.
i cut the hole in the tunnel for the shifter based upon what others had done. and the hole is way too large. so i will be "patching" that hole with some sheet metal i have laying around

not bad placement and feels good

but i have to clearance my dumb center console so i can get 1st, 3rd, and 5th gear(thats neutral in the picture)

crossmember bolted up to frame it fit damn near perfectly

overall i feel like i beasted today. have to get the rear ds lengthened tomorrow and pick up new starter bolts and finish odds and ends and she'll be good to go. holy **** i cant wait to drive this thing again

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[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


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Unread 12-29-2010, 09:47 PM   #32
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just curious, why dont you just use the 231 from the XJ also, plenty of aftermarket support for em, more support that the 242 leaves behind.
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Unread 12-29-2010, 11:04 PM   #33
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You might want to add this link up top, I believe it's woody's like you posted but you can still see the pics.(for now at least)
http://www.jeeps-offroad.com/showthread.php?t=23749

It's great that you are doing this, I really want to do the swap on my ZJ but lack the funds and just moved into an apartment which makes it hard to do it right now.

Edit: Don't know if it will help anything but just found this from MC. http://www.mallcrawlin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22649
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Unread 12-29-2010, 11:07 PM   #34
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Thats sick! Your going to love the 5 speed. Makes driving more fun IMO.

Well unless your in bumper to bumper traffic
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Unread 12-29-2010, 11:11 PM   #35
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Did you have a lot of trouble aligning the clutch?
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Unread 12-30-2010, 07:23 AM   #36
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the 231 in the xj was toast(or so i was told) and i enjoy having the full time 4wd setting as its extremely convenient. nickell80-thanks for the links i'll add that top one. i found the lower one and pm'd the guy with no response yet. i'm guessing his issue was he had yearly vehicle inspections(which we dont have here in ks). 2doorxj- ha yeah i will love it, and as you said in fine print i will hate it in bumper to bumper traffic lol. napsterzj- it took me three tries to align the clutch. but the first try was using the clutch alignment tool which at the time i didnt realize didnt center correctly. i ended up aliqning it by eye. the biggest pain was maneuvering the tranny/tcase into place. i tried multiple times, ended up pulling it back out removing tcase from tranny and rotating tranny horizontally 180* on tranny jack and it went in pretty much first try with it set up that way. i then bolted up the bellhousing and crankshaft pos sensor and then bolted the tcase up.
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1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]

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[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


[CENTER][COLOR="Purple"]RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
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Unread 01-26-2011, 11:42 AM   #37
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nice write up. im thinking of getting a 4.0 zj for my dd and ax15 swapping it while i build my wj.
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Unread 01-26-2011, 11:52 AM   #38
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thanks man. i def recommend it. having the 5spd is so much fun. i def recommend if you can find a parts xj do it i actually made money off the swap
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1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]

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5spd ZJ Club Member 001
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[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


[CENTER][COLOR="Purple"]RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
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Unread 01-27-2011, 11:17 PM   #39
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I found a zj that has a blown tranny for 650 and an xj for 500 with an ax15. Did you rebuild the tranny before you swapped it in? And what about you check engine light, is it on?
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Unread 01-28-2011, 12:35 AM   #40
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tranny had recently been rebuilt. i mainly checked how it shifted/checked the synchros to make sure they were good. check engine light doesnt matter here in ks as we dont have yearly emissions checks.
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1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]

[COLOR="Purple"]December 2010 GCOTM[/COLOR]

5spd ZJ Club Member 001
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[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


[CENTER][COLOR="Purple"]RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
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Unread 02-05-2011, 03:59 PM   #41
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LOOKS like I might be using this man!
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Unread 02-05-2011, 04:26 PM   #42
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you serious bro!?!?!?! thats what i like to hear!
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1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]

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5spd ZJ Club Member 001
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[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


[CENTER][COLOR="Purple"]RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
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Unread 02-06-2011, 01:13 PM   #43
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Yup Ill be using this! MY tranny is dead lol
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Unread 02-06-2011, 01:14 PM   #44
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Any pics of the slave cylinder mount location. You will be getting phone calls for info i need lol
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Unread 03-30-2011, 08:29 AM   #45
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well i may be tearing the tranny back out this summer... say i'm driving in 4th gear at approx 30mph at 2k rpm and i floor it. engine revs up to 3kish for a few seconds then drops back down and gains speed from there. not sure what the issue is. any input?
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1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]

[COLOR="Purple"]December 2010 GCOTM[/COLOR]

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[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


[CENTER][COLOR="Purple"]RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
you were the best father i could have wished for. I'll always miss you
04/28/58-2/13/11[/COLOR][/CENTER]
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