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Unread 09-02-2011, 08:04 PM   #241
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taking a weekend get away to bond

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Unread 09-02-2011, 11:56 PM   #242
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Bonding is fun! She is MUCH nicer looking than your 'ol CJ Dude!! Enjoy your time Shaun. Report when you get back!!
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Unread 09-29-2011, 12:09 PM   #243
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Got the LS2 pulled back out and removed the front drive accessories to swap for some corvette accessories. I'm going to blast and paint the Engine mounts this weekend. I just wanted to check in and let you all know I'm still around.
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Unread 09-29-2011, 12:21 PM   #244
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Badazz total wicked sick power I am sooo jealous. Nothing like a chevy engine but a corvette too wow. Thread appropriately named "Envy"
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Unread 09-29-2011, 12:42 PM   #245
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can't wait to see your jeep finished.
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Unread 09-29-2011, 01:01 PM   #246
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A weekend of bonding, pulling the engine! Man you're making progress. I've missed out here Shaun. Keep at it my friend and it'll all come together.
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Unread 09-29-2011, 05:45 PM   #247
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Good job Shaun.
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Unread 10-04-2011, 09:15 PM   #248
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Need opinions -
Something I have been thinking about for awhile and not getting anywhere fast with, Is the decision on what tranny to put behind this LS2.
At first I was thinking automatic (4L65E)
But recently I have been thinking Manual
(NV3550 or NV4500)

I need your thoughts and opinions on what would be a good choice and why, to mate to the LS2
I want this thing to pull hard, shift fast, and make me piss my pants!

Don't be shy, please chime in. I need opinions here guy's! And If there is a better choice that i have not been giving though to, please throw it out there.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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Unread 10-04-2011, 10:47 PM   #249
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I vote auto,
no clutch or linkage to worry about, great road manners (OD) not to mention the control factor
if your into rock crawling, can be built to take all the abuse you can throw at it, and your woman might actually consider driving it...My girlfriend is afraid to drive mine.
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Unread 10-05-2011, 04:22 AM   #250
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With the LS I would suggest the 4L60 too and it will be easier on the drivetrain.
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Unread 10-05-2011, 04:44 AM   #251
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Not sure what you plan on using the Jeep for, but I'd do an auto for anything you want to "go fast and make you piss your pants" :-)
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Unread 10-05-2011, 06:21 AM   #252
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Quote:
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I vote auto,
no clutch or linkage to worry about, great road manners (OD) not to mention the control factor
if your into rock crawling, can be built to take all the abuse you can throw at it, and your woman might actually consider driving it...My girlfriend is afraid to drive mine.
Good point!
The wife would like the auto.
I do want overdrive and I won't be doing any serious rock crawling.
It will mostly be used on the street with light/moderate trail use with the family.
But at the same time I want it to be very capable of anything I might throw at it and get into in the future.
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Unread 10-05-2011, 07:09 AM   #253
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Shaun if you want this thing to shift fast then you might as well stay away from the truck type manual. With the long throw on the shifter they aren't quick shifters.

Looks like the auto is your best bet.
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Unread 10-05-2011, 08:34 AM   #254
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I like the road manners of the 4L60E behind my 5.3 LM7 and its got a TON of get-up-and-go so I imagine it'd scream behind an LS2. I believe the 4L65E is a bit beefier than the 60E so I'd probably go that route if you plan to drive it like you stole it. Or put a beefy kit in the 60E.
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Unread 10-05-2011, 09:48 AM   #255
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Add another for an auto. If your motor was originally mated to a 4l60e it would be easy from a wiring standpoint. Since you will have to tear it apart to put the adapter shaft in, it is a good time to do a rebuild if it needs it. I would also recommend using Novak adapters to the tcase so whatever tranny you choose make sure it is one they make an adapter for. Theirs has an integrated speed sensor that advance adapters does not have.
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