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post #106 of 134 Old 12-28-2012, 08:24 AM
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Sometimes it depends on the type of mount you have, as well as the body size of the shock. It takes some tweaking to find the right spot. Have someone inside turning the wheels on your command. Attach all the hardware but don't tighten it down. Watch for where it hits at. You may have to angle the shock slightly downward on the tie rod end so it misses the bulge of the cover. Do you have any pics that may help us see your setup? There are different mounts, axle tube or spring post (stock).


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post #107 of 134 Old 12-29-2012, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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I'll post some pictures tomorrow of the setup. I read some articles online on how to set it up, but if i disconnect the steering stabilizer and swing it out of the way I get another 1/4 to 1/2 more turn.

Mojave heater (christmas present) is in! Finally have heat
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post #108 of 134 Old 01-11-2013, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Pics of the heater. The om617 actually has an auxiliary coolant pump that circulates coolant through the heater, so I pulled that off the body and installed that. Calibrated the temp gauge with some resistors and an IR thermometer. Have 2500 miles on it so far and no problems to date.
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post #109 of 134 Old 01-24-2013, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Turns out diesel gells at -8*F around here. Died 3 times and the last I couldn't restart. Got towed to school, sat in the sun and warmed up to around 3*F and it restarted. The anti gelling agent went in seconds later

What a day. I ended up getting a little frostbite on one of my fingers. But all better now.
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post #110 of 134 Old 01-28-2013, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Playin in sugar snow! I kept seeing these black lines in between my tracks and couldn't figure out what it was... until I looked back as I floored it and watched the coal roll
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post #111 of 134 Old 07-08-2013, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep is off the road for college, it'll be a few years until it gets worked on again. Goal tire size is 35's on the stock amc20 and lp d30. I'll use those until something gives. Front end will be fiberglass, going with the correct lift springs up front to level it correctly (ditch the huge shackles.) OBA and a hydraulic winch are on the list, along with a snorkel and light bar. I had a jeep bud give me a junk hardtop that'll become a hard halftop, after I add to the current sportbar and get race buckets/5 pts. Lockers are on the list too.

Engine will stay stock, although I'l going to have the crank balanced, new rings, and do a timing chain while I'm in there.

Got 22-25MPG all the way up till I parked it (indoors.) LOVE the swap. Running doorless and topless, you could hear the turbo spool really audibly, and it really turned some heads.
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post #112 of 134 Old 11-24-2013, 08:57 PM
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1: Nice rig and write up, very impressive for any age. 2: I've got a 77 CJ5 I'm trying to swap the 258 for the OM617 next year, so I'd love a "how to" write up. 3: Try to get some jeeping in! It's be a shame to let that beast sit for years!
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post #113 of 134 Old 12-10-2013, 01:50 PM
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Hey what did you do for the ignition? I want to bypass to make mine a keyless ignition but was wondering your route for shutdown since it is through the vacuum lines.

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post #114 of 134 Old 04-27-2014, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry for the delay! I currently just pull vacuum on the shut off line. In the future I'm building a tractor style pull handle to pull vacuum on it and shut it off.

I'll be tearing the jeep apart for upgrades soon (suspension and gearing), and can do a "how to swap" if interested.

I'm looking for the following if anyone has these, PLEASE let me know! Ask everyone you know! I need to get back on the road

4" lift springs (or 4.5") front and rear
drop pitman arm
double cardan driveshaft
dana 30 lunchbox locker
carrier install kits for amc 20 and dana 30
tube fenders


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I also got a gopro (Hero 1 HD) and a suction cup mount so way better videos are in the future!

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post #115 of 134 Old 04-27-2014, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Found springs, and pitman arm. Still looking for other parts!
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post #116 of 134 Old 05-06-2014, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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4" lift springs are in, looks like my front driveshafts is maxed out :/ not interested in doing a t case drop. Are there any stock driveshafts off another rig that are a few inches longer than a stock cj shaft? I'll probably do a xj shady (shortened) in the rear

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post #118 of 134 Old 04-05-2015, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Work has started again! Got the axles pulled out, 4.10's will start going in tomorrow, new clutch parts on the way, then it's time to do the body, wiring and hit the roads. Parts I'm looking for: Flat (tube) fenders, rear armor, rock sliders, extended drive shaft for the front, double cardan joint driveshaft for the rear, full cage, 16" wheels (5x5.5 pattern)
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My old 33's are for sale (wheels included.) Two of the tires are worn out, but the other 2 are probably 50%. Pro comp mud terrains
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post #119 of 134 Old 04-06-2015, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Started the regear, put everything together with the stock shims to get a starting point (in hopes that I lucked out) and got this pattern:
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post #120 of 134 Old 04-06-2015, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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These are used gears btw
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