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I was going to suggest looking into the NSG370 from my model year, but after some research, it's rated for less torque than the 3550... Didn't really think they would go backwards with the tranny...
It seems that both the 3550 and the 370 are underrated, torque-wise, and that either would be a reasonable choice when size becomes factored into the equation. Given a solid, fresh clutch, good fluid and intelligent exhaust routing/shielding, the 3550 should really be okay behind a stock-ish 5.3; if I built it up, though, I'd be on borrowed time. I know I could put in a 4500 and never worry about the transmission at all, but the evident clearance loss isn't appealing to me. I'm still looking for a build where someone has stuffed a 4500 behind an LS engine and tucked it upwards as high as it will go, but I haven't found it yet; I'd like to see exactly how much modification to the transmission tunnel would be required in order to get a high-clearance skid underneath it. Yet again, it would be nice to have a test-bed...

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When I suggested a 3.6 and manual, I didn't mean stealing the driveline, I meant moving into a jeep that came with one from the factory.
Okay, now, that's heathen-ish. Actually, it's downright heretical. I've invested a lot of time and money in stickers for my rig.


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My friend Jordan is currently running a lsx 4500 combo on a 1.25" savvy BL and a low profile skid. It's tucked up as far as it will go, and it was A LOT of work.



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My friend Jordan is currently running a lsx 4500 combo on a 1.25" savvy BL and a low profile skid. It's tucked up as far as it will go, and it was A LOT of work.
There you go, being useful again.

That's actually less impact to the tunnel than I thought would occur.

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Perfect product for Greta's sound system: Sundown Audio SA-8
Well I like the name, but I can't afford the amps to power it.

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If you cut the impedance in half you could easily

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Yes it does, but at least that means I'll never be bored, just broke.

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If you cut the impedance in half you could easily
That would make it easier, yes. I already have a midget sub, though; I'm saving money to get the rest of the stuff that's required for noise-making.

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Now that all my buddies are tuner fags, I've come across this procedure more often. Google "shot peaning" for more specifity towards trans gears.
They do connecting rods also
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They do connecting rods also
If I end up grenading the transmission, I might look at dumping some money into another one and trying to strengthen it; if so, I'll probably consider shot-peening for various parts and pieces. I figure that since I don't have a Dana 35 to polish up, I might as well get it out of my system somewhere else.

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If I end up grenading the transmission, I might look at dumping some money into another one and trying to strengthen it; if so, I'll probably consider shot-peening for various parts and pieces. I figure that since I don't have a Dana 35 to polish up, I might as well get it out of my system somewhere else.
Thats why I have 3 ax15's . They seem to be on a rotation. One breaks, pull it out and swap in the next one. Lol
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That would make it easier, yes. I already have a midget sub, though; I'm saving money to get the rest of the stuff that's required for noise-making.
What kind of **** are you getting yourself into over there? I thought you were building a Jeep?

Of course, my warped military mind goes straight towards the midget gimp with a ball gag. lol

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I'm not so informed on things so ill ask as this whole engine swap thing is something I would like to do. What tranny comes in the 04 Rubicon? Can it handle a stock 5.3? Mine has OD, it's a 5 speed.

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I'm not so informed on things so ill ask as this whole engine swap thing is something I would like to do. What tranny comes in the 04 Rubicon? Can it handle a stock 5.3? Mine has OD, it's a 5 speed.
Same tranny as Dave's 03 Rubicon, and from what I've read, it may be able to handle the 5.3 if you're feathery on the throttle.

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