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Unread 02-27-2010, 04:50 PM   #16
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Nice Jeep, do yourself a favor though and skip the boomerang shackles.

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Unread 02-27-2010, 04:53 PM   #17
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Nice Jeep, do yourself a favor though and skip the boomerang shackles.
Thanks for the input...can you tell me why?
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Unread 02-27-2010, 05:03 PM   #18
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You know I was thinking of the Teraflex revolver shackles, my bad. Nothing wrong with boomerangs, Currie makes some good ones.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 05:21 PM   #19
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I like the revolvers if you do a good bit of wheeling.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 08:02 PM   #20
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Decoded my VIN and came up with the following:

Transmission & Transfer Case: T4 4-spd Manual w/ Dana 300 Tcase
The VIN won't give you info on what 4 speed you have but by the looks of the interior photo, you got yourself the better T176 4 speed transmission instead of the weaker T4.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 08:34 PM   #21
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Alright guys I'm hoping you can give me some more input. Right now I'm working 13hrs/day, every day so I don't have any time to do any wrenching on the new 5 but I'd like to get ready for when I can in the next month. I'm thinking about getting some parts ordered but I want some input from you guys on the most sensible order of things. I've already got a YJ MC and brake booster so thats taken care of for the most part. Next comes the power steering conversion, if anyones got links to writeups or parts lists to do this conversion I'd really appreciate it. Then comes the TeamRush upgrade, I think I have a pretty good understanding of all I need for that but input is always welcome. Next, the shackle reversal kit along with lift. I haven't done a whole lot of research on qualities of kits for the late 5's yet or the real need for the shackle reversal; thoughts? Lastly I plan on doing a few minor interior/exterior tweaks ie new steering wheel, new levers, new knobs, getting all gauges working, roll bar pads, etc. Like I said I'm pretty new to the later model 5's so I'd really appreciate anything you guys can tell me about my options here.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 08:36 PM   #22
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The VIN won't give you info on what 4 speed you have but by the looks of the interior photo, you got yourself the better T176 4 speed transmission instead of the weaker T4.
Can you tell me an easy way to tell the difference?
Thanks!
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Unread 02-27-2010, 08:47 PM   #23
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The T4 will have a separate round shifter boot more towards the rear and the T176 boot is part of the Dana 300 TC boot as pictured in your photo. Crawling underneath you will see that your T176 is a top loading transmission and the T4 will have the shifter located further back on the transmission and just in front of the TC.

T4 pictured:
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Unread 02-27-2010, 08:54 PM   #24
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It never ceases to amaze me how much you guys know...thanks Keith!
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Unread 02-28-2010, 05:03 AM   #25
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I'm amazed he has a T-4 that looks as if it just came back from a chrome plater.!
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Unread 02-28-2010, 05:18 AM   #26
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I'm amazed he has a T-4 that looks as if it just came back from a chrome plater.!
Powder coating does wonders my friends! Easier and cheaper then painting as long as you do it yourself.
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Unread 02-28-2010, 05:55 AM   #27
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Took a couple cool pics last night (at least I think so)!

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Unread 02-28-2010, 06:09 AM   #28
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This is a really good site to get visuals on what the various transmissions and transfer cases look like. The Novak Conversions Transmission Information Gateway
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Unread 02-28-2010, 09:09 AM   #29
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Anybody have any suggestions on my list of mods? After doing some further reading I'm thinking I'm going to hold off on the boomerang shackles and the shackle reversal for now. Also, I plan on doing the MC carb swap.
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