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Unread 12-26-2013, 10:56 PM   #151
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Jus read through your entire build, great work! I do have a couple questions, I am assuming you placed the AA mounts on the frame in the location AA recommends. I have read that that location makes for a
Very tight fit with the overflow and WW reservoirs. I am thinking about moving the mounts back 1/2 to 1 inch for a little breathing room without getting to tight with the firewall. The reason I ask is I am doing the swap
*** backwards. I have a bare frame I want to get the mounts welded to along with all my other fab work so I can send it out to get hot dip galvanized before I tear my jeep apart so I have limited down time. It is a big project because I am also stretching the frame 15" an using an unlimited tub. I'm not worried about driveshafts as I am swapping in a 241OR and a 2.72 doubler behind my AX-15 at the same time. Do you think moving the engine mounts back 1" will cause any other issues? Thanks in advance for your insight Murf

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Unread 02-09-2014, 08:42 PM   #152
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Do you remember what radiator hoses that you used? I used the ones off of my GC 5.9 and pieced them to the original TJ hoses on the radiator side. It works but yours looks neater. Thanks Paul
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Unread 04-20-2014, 08:01 PM   #153
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Built a cover for my airbox over the weekend-
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Unread 04-20-2014, 08:03 PM   #154
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Do you remember what radiator hoses that you used? I used the ones off of my GC 5.9 and pieced them to the original TJ hoses on the radiator side. It works but yours looks neater. Thanks Paul
Sorry just replying now- I used factory Durango hoses
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Unread 05-24-2014, 05:33 PM   #155
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doublins,do you feel like you still have plenty of power after the swap to 4.10's?
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Unread 05-26-2014, 06:26 AM   #156
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doublins,do you feel like you still have plenty of power after the swap to 4.10's?
Yup, plenty, and highway cruising is pretty great now
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Unread 05-26-2014, 10:29 AM   #157
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I second the 4.10s... Ax15 trans, and 35s. 4.88s had it revving to the moon on the highway
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Unread 05-27-2014, 09:10 AM   #158
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I second the 4.10s... Ax15 trans, and 35s. 4.88s had it revving to the moon on the highway
Exactamundo, and first gear would be over before it had even begun, so most of the time I was starting in 2nd from stoplights, essentially making my 5 speed a 4 speed.
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Unread 05-28-2014, 02:12 PM   #159
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Cool, thats the kind of feedback I need. I'm running 4.56 right now with 35's and was debating on regearing. I think I'll go ahead and do it. Thanks doublins and dmgiff.
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Unread 10-27-2014, 06:42 AM   #160
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Update-

The 5.2 has been running awesome- and completely problem-free since I've dropped it in. Doesn't consume oil or coolant, has smooth, reliable power, and overall has been just fantastic for a junkyard engine (remember i dropped it under the hood with 177K miles already on it, and it's acted anything but old and tired). That said... if it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is!

So....

Just picked up a 5.9 Magnum engine for $250, out of a '96 Ram 1500- I'm going to have it built by a local shop, putting a stroker crank in to make it a 408, which is a popular rebuild option for the 360 (5.9) motors. I'll have it built to be internally balanced so that I can re-use my current flywheel. I'm guessing the AX-15 will likely not last forever behind it, so I better start saving up for one of those built NV3550 Terminator transmissions.... but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

In the meantime, I'll send it off to the machine shop over the winter, so stay tuned, in a couple of months I should have a small block turned big block under this hood. The best part is that it will be a direct swap in place, I won't have to alter a single thing under the hood, just pull the 5.2, replace with the stroked 5.9

The 5.2 motor is and has been awesome, I just find the allure of a 408 cubic inch motor too much to resist... stay tuned
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Unread 10-27-2014, 10:39 AM   #161
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Unread 10-27-2014, 10:54 AM   #162
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Update-

The 5.2 has been running awesome- and completely problem-free since I've dropped it in. Doesn't consume oil or coolant, has smooth, reliable power, and overall has been just fantastic for a junkyard engine (remember i dropped it under the hood with 177K miles already on it, and it's acted anything but old and tired). That said... if it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is!

So....

Just picked up a 5.9 Magnum engine for $250, out of a '96 Ram 1500- I'm going to have it built by a local shop, putting a stroker crank in to make it a 408, which is a popular rebuild option for the 360 (5.9) motors. I'll have it built to be internally balanced so that I can re-use my current flywheel. I'm guessing the AX-15 will likely not last forever behind it, so I better start saving up for one of those built NV3550 Terminator transmissions.... but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

In the meantime, I'll send it off to the machine shop over the winter, so stay tuned, in a couple of months I should have a small block turned big block under this hood. The best part is that it will be a direct swap in place, I won't have to alter a single thing under the hood, just pull the 5.2, replace with the stroked 5.9

The 5.2 motor is and has been awesome, I just find the allure of a 408 cubic inch motor too much to resist... stay tuned
Got a link to the terminator nv3550? I thought the terminator was a glorified ax15
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Unread 10-27-2014, 11:01 AM   #163
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Got a link to the terminator nv3550? I thought the terminator was a glorified ax15
It used to be, but I guess they started building the 3550s more recently.

http://www.rsgear.com/products/trans...%E2%84%A2.aspx
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Unread 10-27-2014, 11:45 AM   #164
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That's great, for the ax15 I heard they used toyota supra parts, I wonder what they use for the nv3550. The terminator ax wasn't rated much, if any, better than a stock 3550
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Unread 10-27-2014, 05:51 PM   #165
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I just finished the swap about three weeks ago. Loving the 6.8 liter. I searched and called trying to find out about the terminator trans all to no avail. Glad to see you found something on it. I'm just using my ax15 right now with tentative plans for an nv4500 next spring. But I will check into the terminator again maybe.
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