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Unread 12-30-2013, 11:10 PM   #1366
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Props on how patient you are with this build. Ive been through now my third jeep in the time youve had yours..

Thanks man. I got this image of what I want in my head and I'm determined to make it happen some how or another!

Some more goodies...

New Nitro 4340 12" stub shafts:



Nice rebuild kit for the 42RE:



I got the kit off eBay. You can find it here.

Shift kit for the 42RE:





And while I have the gear shift assembly out of the WJ to fit the Atlas shifters, I decided to fix a couple things.

Added some LED strips (found here) to replace the not-working electroluminescent piece that was there originally. Then I topped it off with a new shifter plate to replace my broken one. The only 4x4 WJ in the whole junkyard was a QD, so that's what I had to get.







The LED's look great. They make all my other instrument lighting look like crap.

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Unread 12-31-2013, 09:45 AM   #1367
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Holy Crap, that is an awesome build. Just went through every post.
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Unread 12-31-2013, 04:19 PM   #1368
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Glad to see you still got your Wj Bama!
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Unread 12-31-2013, 04:37 PM   #1369
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Holy Crap, that is an awesome build. Just went through every post.
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Glad to see you still got your Wj Bama!
Thanks guys!

In other news, the Atlas is in!



Now that I actually have it hanging on the WJ I can fit up the twin sticks. I started working on the shifters and I'm about 75% done right now. It's coming along!
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Unread 12-31-2013, 04:53 PM   #1370
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Thanks guys!

In other news, the Atlas is in!

Now that I actually have it hanging on the WJ I can fit up the twin sticks. I started working on the shifters and I'm about 75% done right now. It's coming along!
Beautiful
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Unread 01-14-2014, 05:12 PM   #1371
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Beautiful
Appreciate it man.

I want to poll some of you guys. I called up the place that I'm wanting to send my transmission to for a rebuild this morning. For a complete tear down, wash/clean/paint the transmission, full rebuild and a new torque converter would run me a hair under $1500 for basically a brand new transmission. And that is with me supplying the stuff I already have. Does this sound reasonable? I've never had to have any transmission work done to anything I own.

The place has a A+ BBB rating, tons of good reviews and the owner that I talked to actually knew what he was talking about and sounded like a cool guy. Even if it's a little more cash, I'd be more inclined to give them my business for those reasons.
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Unread 01-14-2014, 06:38 PM   #1372
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Is that with them removing and installing the trans?
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Unread 01-14-2014, 06:52 PM   #1373
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Is that with them removing and installing the trans?
No. That's with me taking that spare trans I got from you to them and then them giving it back to me.

I also forgot to mention they provide a warranty on the transmission.
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Unread 01-14-2014, 07:22 PM   #1374
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What parts are they installing? Just a rebuild kit and shift kit?

That seems ridiculously high to me. For a normal stock rebuild on a vehicle like the wj, I charge 1500-1800. Thats removing, rebuilding (including me buying the parts), and re-installing the trans. It also comes with a 12 month/12000 mile warranty.
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Unread 01-14-2014, 07:58 PM   #1375
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What parts are they installing? Just a rebuild kit and shift kit?

That seems ridiculously high to me. For a normal stock rebuild on a vehicle like the wj, I charge 1500-1800. Thats removing, rebuilding (including me buying the parts), and re-installing the trans. It also comes with a 12 month/12000 mile warranty.
Just installing the rebuild kit (I posted a link to it in the post with the picture of it), the shift kit and the torque converter. Along with washing/cleaning it and dyno-ing it once it's put together to make sure it works right.

Seemed a bit high to me, too. I had 600-700 in mind when I called.
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Unread 01-14-2014, 08:33 PM   #1376
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Yeah that's all I thought you were doing, just making sure I didn't miss anything. I would make sure you and the shop are on the same page. Are they replacing all the solenoids and sensors as well?

I'd get a couple different estimate before making a choice. Make sure you right down what each shop plans to do to the trans, and what their "rebuild" consist of.
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Unread 01-14-2014, 09:31 PM   #1377
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Yeah that's all I thought you were doing, just making sure I didn't miss anything. I would make sure you and the shop are on the same page. Are they replacing all the solenoids and sensors as well?

I'd get a couple different estimate before making a choice. Make sure you right down what each shop plans to do to the trans, and what their "rebuild" consist of.
I kind of thought the same thing...me and the shop not being on the same page. I don't know if they really caught on with the fact I'm going to literally hand them the transmission. There is no transmission removal or installation required.

There are a couple other shops that I'm going to get a hold of this week and see what they say. I'm glad Chattanooga has a good selection of them (with good BBB ratings to boot). Glad I'm in no rush to get this transmission done.

Don't know about them replacing electionics. I figured they would take out whatever electionics that were in there when they cleaned the transmission housing then reinstall them. Anyway, I just bought a new governor pressure solenoid and pressure sensor. Hopefully the Borg Warner upgrade solenoid is worth it...
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Unread 01-15-2014, 08:24 AM   #1378
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Is the tube on the front of the atlas there to check the fluid condition? Or does it serve some other purpose, if it is a sightglass type thing then thats really handy haha. Excuse me lack of knowledge on the atlas tcase, I chose not to research it because once I do Ill want it and Im sure I cant afford it haha.
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Unread 01-15-2014, 02:18 PM   #1379
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Is the tube on the front of the atlas there to check the fluid condition? Or does it serve some other purpose, if it is a sightglass type thing then thats really handy haha. Excuse me lack of knowledge on the atlas tcase, I chose not to research it because once I do Ill want it and Im sure I cant afford it haha.
All good man. It could be used for both those reasons. It's mainly used to see the level of the fluid inside the case.
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Unread 01-17-2014, 04:08 PM   #1380
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It is great to see that you are still making progress on this beast, it is a great build!

I think the rebuild price is too high, unless they are replacing all of the other switches (basically building a brand new trans minus the casting). Taking parts to them and the trans already out, I would assume 4-5 hours labor tops...If they aren't adding any additional parts, I don't see how this could cost anywhere north of $500 ($100 per hour).
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