The good news:
The hybrid transmission is done. It is built and is proven to handle 550+ to the wheels. Modified valve body and more clutches than any Jeep has ever had.
The bad news:
The 2J's turbos are shot. The front one looks like it tried to eat something solid. I'm replacing them with a stock Evo VIII divided single turbo. This will actually be a good upgrade from the crappy stock twins anyway, as I understand. I've got to go through the entire motor. Every piece of rubber is shattering when I touch it. I already have new front and rear mains, cam seals, and valve cover gasket. I will be making an exhaust manifold for it. Purchased the new turbo this morning for $210 shipped (SWEET!). Still need to acquire a new timing belt, water pump, waste gate, blow-off valve, boost controller, and serpentine belt. I am now expecting to do the install during the middle of March.
Come on spring break.
"We exist to do great things." -CT Kassem
. '96 Jeep Cherokee XJ "R2" .
. Bring on the apocalypse .
Last edited by child9; 01-27-2011 at 10:34 PM.