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Unread 06-18-2011, 09:42 PM   #91
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If I know your coming it would be good to meet ya. It's my old beagles 12th B-day. Otherwise I should be available.

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speedo reading x spd gear tooth count/gps speed = new spd gear for dead on accuracy
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Unread 06-19-2011, 11:47 AM   #92
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yeah man its all good..you should try to make it to the IRO customer appreciation event in gilbert this september i will be there
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Unread 06-19-2011, 12:39 PM   #93
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I want to one of these years. I'm usually working.
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My driveway build here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=716209
speedo reading x spd gear tooth count/gps speed = new spd gear for dead on accuracy
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Unread 06-19-2011, 03:37 PM   #94
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I am leaning towards doing the AX15 swap. Why? I want need more towing power and could always use more MPGs.

I have the following:

92or3 (internal slave) AX15 in good shape with newer clutch in great shape
dust cover
shifter
XJ peddles, ALL FREE!


from what I know I need:
new master with lines
new slave to be safe, since it is internal

any advice please speak up here, I was wondering if my 4.56's will work ok with that combo?
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My driveway build here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=716209
speedo reading x spd gear tooth count/gps speed = new spd gear for dead on accuracy
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Unread 06-19-2011, 04:27 PM   #95
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i might be parting out the xj and it has the AX-15. im selling the engine and tranny plus the shell to a guy in eveleth but im not sure if he will be needing the master slave..but im not sure. 4.56s would be awesome and you will probably be able to use 5th gear haha. i never was able to after 33s.
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Unread 07-25-2011, 10:31 AM   #96
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I am leaning towards doing the AX15 swap. Why? I want need more towing power and could always use more MPGs.

I have the following:

92or3 (internal slave) AX15 in good shape with newer clutch in great shape
dust cover
shifter
XJ peddles, ALL FREE!


from what I know I need:
new master with lines
new slave to be safe, since it is internal

any advice please speak up here, I was wondering if my 4.56's will work ok with that combo?

318 SWAP!
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Unread 08-04-2011, 04:27 AM   #97
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what kind of paint did you use for the rims? and is it holding up?
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Unread 08-04-2011, 09:48 AM   #98
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You/re also gunna need a flywheel, might need crossmember work and driveshafts if the AX is shorter
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Unread 09-11-2011, 05:03 PM   #99
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what kind of paint did you use for the rims? and is it holding up?
Hammered Black, sanded wheels, painted 3 lighter coats, holding up gread exept for the riggors of rock rash lately.

No 318, my 4.0 is running perfect and I'm getting 17-18mpg at 65 and 19-20 at 55-60 lately.

The AX swap is on hold until the transmision is dead, if that happens.
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My driveway build here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=716209
speedo reading x spd gear tooth count/gps speed = new spd gear for dead on accuracy
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Unread 09-11-2011, 06:21 PM   #100
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Hammered Black, sanded wheels, painted 3 lighter coats, holding up gread exept for the riggors of rock rash lately.

No 318, my 4.0 is running perfect and I'm getting 17-18mpg at 65 and 19-20 at 55-60 lately.

The AX swap is on hold until the transmission is dead, if that happens.

That trans will keep going. Why because you do regular maintenance!
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Unread 09-11-2011, 07:17 PM   #101
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nice meeting ya in gilbert man, never saw you on the trails what did you take? we did teds revenge and red valley i think its called. turned out to be an atv trail but it was alot of fun. then did skull road, both loops, the playground, and were doing those obstacles on the core trails when my buddies fan died in his 07 jk and overheated. it was fun, were thinking about going back up in october.
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Unread 09-12-2011, 07:47 PM   #102
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We were in the middle group, did Teds, The Gourge, Gumby's Crater Crawl, and some more rocky stuff, We did High Voltage, Low Voltage, Tailpipe Lane, backwards and forwards, and Sidewall on Sunday morning.

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Unread 09-12-2011, 09:07 PM   #103
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ah nice yeah we did ted's, some atv trail on accident, lots of those core trail crawls, did gumbys, rocks crawl, over the edge and spent alot of time on the playground until the jk with us overheated. it was still fun and i bashed in my rocker so its kicked my *** in gear to get armor..were thinking of going back up in october
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Unread 09-13-2011, 02:46 PM   #104
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get on our forum at www.nsw4x4.com to find out when the North Shore Wheelers get up there to play.
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Unread 09-13-2011, 04:22 PM   #105
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will do man ill check it my sliders are 2 weeks out so idk if ill have time
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