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post #2911 of 2934 Old 04-20-2018, 10:39 AM
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So after getting the crossmember put in, adjusting pinion angle, remeasuring drive shaft, etc, finally sitting in the Jeep with all but the plate installed and the motor skid installed.

My hand is hitting the dash on the top three gears. I have the Currie 1" MML installed and Zone 1.25" bl installed.

It is definitely drive able like this, but very annoying... Should I have expected to have to bend my shifter? Will the bushings in the crossmember settle?

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post #2912 of 2934 Old 04-20-2018, 10:59 AM
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I drove the Jeep to work this morning. I didn't have an issue with hitting the dash too much, but it was on my mind. Might take a look at bending it this weekend if I have time.

It feels so weird shifting now though. The position is so different after driving around with the MML and BL for so long.

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Finally finished the install. I finally got some time to work on it today.


I couldn't get the engine skid to line up with the engine drain, but I am able to take off the skid with little effort.

Despite the snags I hit during the install, it was pretty straight forward with no instructions...

Now to put some miles on my new gears and try Hold Mountain again...

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So I had to throw the top on the jeep to go camping, and holy crap, the transmission passed so much heat through the body my right leg was uncomfortably hot... I take it the UA pushes the tranny up so much it passes heat through the body, but what can I do to make it bearable. I am willing to do whatever. Even with the doors off and in 50* weather my leg was burning.

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I commonly drive hundreds of miles at a time in my rig and know your pain. I’ve laid down a double layer of heat shield underneath my center console to help things out but it still gets darn hot. I don’t have any carpet in favor of a spray in bed liner but I think carpet would help too. I ended up putting down some carpet floor mats I still had and that helps a bit too.
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I commonly drive hundreds of miles at a time in my rig and know your pain. Iíve laid down a double layer of heat shield underneath my center console to help things out but it still gets darn hot. I donít have any carpet in favor of a spray in bed liner but I think carpet would help too. I ended up putting down some carpet floor mats I still had and that helps a bit too.
Thanks, thinking of laying some heat shield between the carpet and body and the body and the tranny. Just trying to get the group opinion

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Are your cats still in good shape?

My install is a bit different in that it coincided with the mid arms which required far more exhaust work. My new main cat is sitting forward of the skid. I haven't noticed any significant increase in cabin heat.

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Try a completely flat belly, a 6/0 and TH400, and 3 inch exhaust. Mine gets HOT. Like burn your hand hot. I put some foil insulation under the carpet back when I ran carpet. Helped a ton. Just a wheeler now, so I don't worry about it anymore.

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Are your cats still in good shape?

My install is a bit different in that it coincided with the mid arms which required far more exhaust work. My new main cat is sitting forward of the skid. I haven't noticed any significant increase in cabin heat.

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With it being forward of the skid, is it pretty much right next to the starter now? I was thinking about trying that, but wasn't sure if the extra heat would damage the starter

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With it being forward of the skid, is it pretty much right next to the starter now? I was thinking about trying that, but wasn't sure if the extra heat would damage the starter
The cat is now next to transmission just in front of the cross member, nowhere near the starter. Nearly a year of daily driving and it hasn't been a problem that I'm aware of.

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My install is a bit different in that it coincided with the mid arms which required far more exhaust work. My new main cat is sitting forward of the skid. I haven't noticed any significant increase in cabin heat.
Any issues with an exposed cat? I'm eventually going to move mine forward a bit with the crossmember I want to put in.
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Any issues with an exposed cat? I'm eventually going to move mine forward a bit with the crossmember I want to put in.
None that I'm aware of.

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I am guessing this isn't helping my heat issue either.

I should have that and the heat sheild delivered by Monday. See if u can get it cool enough to make the girlfriend happy.

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I am guessing this isn't helping my heat issue either.

I should have that and the heat sheild delivered by Monday. See if u can get it cool enough to make the girlfriend happy.

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WTF did that used to be? Cat?

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WTF did that used to be? Cat?
The lower shift boot. With it torn, it doesn't keep all the heat out from the tunnel.

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