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Unread 05-25-2012, 01:23 AM   #1681
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I'd kill for a manual trans I know people have done the swap, just have no means or money for such a thing. I believe they made 93's with a manual trans from the factory
Got me an ax -15 mated to my spare 242 in the shop My only beef is going to be the check engine light but I might have a way around that.

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Unread 05-25-2012, 01:42 AM   #1682
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do a search on this. Several did the manual transmission mod a couple of years back.

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Unread 05-25-2012, 01:48 AM   #1683
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Oh belive me I have 3 years in the making on this one. Have every article from here mc nagca ect bookmarked for reference. The only thing not covered was an answer for the cel im going to throw.
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Unread 05-25-2012, 02:26 AM   #1684
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I think that guy's username was Woody. Check for him.

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Unread 05-25-2012, 05:36 AM   #1685
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3000 is where the cam comes on in many v8s. Gearing has more to do with letting the clutch out at idle, driven many v8s that way as well. Take a 4.0 xj with 3.23 gears and 35s it won't do that, lol. There is a reason sports cars do not run i6s, just like there is a reason the diesel truck world has switched to i6s instead of the 70s and 80s when they all had screaming v8 diesels that sounded amazing but fell on their face with heavy loads. The Duramax I would say is the best of both worlds, but even it spins 3500 on the top, but makes so much torque it still makes huge power at those speeds.
Porsche's inline 6's push up to 600ish HP now
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Unread 05-25-2012, 05:54 AM   #1686
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Got me an ax -15 mated to my spare 242 in the shop My only beef is going to be the check engine light but I might have a way around that.
lucky,im tired of dealing with theese autos,hoping to find ax15 this weekend
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Unread 05-25-2012, 08:17 AM   #1687
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Porsche's inline 6's push up to 600ish HP now
And dmaxes are pushing 1200 on the street. Their is one word that helps bridge the gap between them......BOOST.
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Unread 05-25-2012, 09:01 AM   #1688
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When it seems like everything else is broken, but you still pass emissions. Woot!
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Unread 05-25-2012, 09:53 AM   #1689
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when it seems like everything else is broken, but you still pass emissions. Woot!
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Unread 05-25-2012, 11:56 AM   #1690
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When you fix one problem, start it up, and there's a new problem.

When you get excited and just spend a bunch of money on mods, and then something else requires your immediate attention and you've got no money left to fix it.

When you prioritize a lift and tires before a transmission.
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Unread 05-25-2012, 12:12 PM   #1691
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When you fix one problem, start it up, and there's a new problem.

When you get excited and just spend a bunch of money on mods, and then something else requires your immediate attention and you've got no money left to fix it.

When you prioritize a lift and tires before a transmission.
Could be worse you could have a "certain model jeep" that sets itself on fire or engine grenades at the sight of a puddle.
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Unread 05-25-2012, 01:48 PM   #1692
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There is a reason sports cars do not run i6s
Every Nissan Skyline GT-R, Toyota Supra, early Z cars, and so on. The real reason is they're long and unwieldy, and screw with center of gravity. I've seen RB26DETTs and 2JZ-GTEs over 1,000hp. But I6s are REALLY long. They always end up fore of the crossmember, no matter how far back you put them. This is okay in a diesel, where you're not cornering fast, but in a sports car, you need a 50/50 weight balance, with as much of your engine mass loading the rear as possible, to keep weight down.

So, when, in the 90s, V6s started to make more power than I6s at the same displacement, Japanese manufacturers started switching over. The 300ZX was the first car to have a Japanese V6. It was half the length of the L28E in the 280ZX, but had .2l more displacement.

Of course, in America, the V8 has always been the engine of choice, but I don't like them.

Anyway, you know you drive a ZJ when even on undersize street tires, it feels natural off road.
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Unread 05-25-2012, 02:31 PM   #1693
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When U disco the bat so many times, U only set one preset on the radio any more, the heck with the rest
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Unread 05-25-2012, 02:45 PM   #1694
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When you prioritize a lift and tires before a transmission.
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Unread 05-25-2012, 02:48 PM   #1695
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When it works fine when you drive it yesterday and park it then the next morning it wont crank but all the battery and starter connections are clean and solid and the battery voltage is good...
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