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07-05-2020 08:23 PM
'92 vegas YJ
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Originally Posted by cpia84 View Post
Looks good! As far as the trans going with an ODB1 trans seems like the best option in my opinion. For a trail right donít really need OD so a solid 3 speed if you can find a good deal on one would probably be best. Hope you can find one.
I agree. Again right now its proving difficult to really find anything. I had to drive quite a distance just to snag the engine. Everyone around me wants stupid money for a used engine or a wrecked truck. People in my area are asking about $700-1000 for a stock high mileage 5.2/5.9. I picked mine up for $350. Same thing with the transmission, I can pick up a used one locally for about $800. That's not going to happen. I'm on the lookout for one ALOT cheaper than that.
07-05-2020 07:40 PM
cpia84 Looks good! As far as the trans going with an ODB1 trans seems like the best option in my opinion. For a trail right don’t really need OD so a solid 3 speed if you can find a good deal on one would probably be best. Hope you can find one.
07-05-2020 05:34 PM
'92 vegas YJ Started slowly disassembling the motor today. I don't plan on doing a full rebuild. I'm gonna open it up, make sure everything looks ok and do new gaskets and whatever accessories need to be replaced.



07-05-2020 10:23 AM
'92 vegas YJ
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Originally Posted by cpia84 View Post
Cool find on an engine swap! As far as transmission what is the gearing on this transmissions? Iím guessing they are autos? You want the highest gearing or a granny gear. So do those transmissions help with that?
Yes they are autos. The gearing on a 46re from 1 to 4 is 2.45:1, 1.45:1, 1:1 and .69:1 as an OD. The 727 is the same but with no OD.

A TF904 would be 2.70:1, 1.54:1 and 1:1 with no OD.
07-04-2020 06:27 PM
cpia84 Cool find on an engine swap! As far as transmission what is the gearing on this transmissions? I’m guessing they are autos? You want the highest gearing or a granny gear. So do those transmissions help with that?
07-04-2020 05:32 PM
'92 vegas YJ Yesterday I went and picked up the first piece of the puzzle to fix my low gearing situation.








Its a 318 5.2L Magnum from a 1997 Dodge ram 1500 and is said to have 145,000 miles on it. I chose to go with a dodge motor for simplicity and cost right now. It should be a decently simple swap with just a little bit of wiring to do by merging the Jeep and dodge harness. The PCM will talk to all my factory gauges and most of the wiring is the same as well from what I've been reading. Still undecided on a transmission. I can run a 46re but will have to switch everything over to OBDII. I have the '97 harness and PCM to do that if I do that route. I can not run the earlier 46rh due to the length unless I cut out my 4 link crossmember and moved it back like 6-8", which I don't want to do. I'd like to find TF727 or maybe even a TF904. These are the older 3 speed transmissions. The reason for me to go with an older transmission like that is because I can stay OBDI(easier wiring) and get a RMVB for them where as the 46re I can't. Right now its all about what I can source.
07-03-2020 11:28 AM
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07-03-2020 11:11 AM
bgredjeep
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Originally Posted by NashvilleTJ View Post
Wicked trip, Dude. Glad you got out.

I was always bending 2x.250 DOM on my rear lowers. A lot of leverage on those long links. The fix for me was was going to 2.25x.375 chromo, which has the same ID and therefore uses the same bungs. Havenít bent one since. Still pricey, but much cheaper than a set of custom aluminum links, I think.
Mine are all bent. Been that way for years. If I ever see them get significantly worse I'll build new ones (or go aluminum). So far the only reason I've built new links was if a change required a different length than I already had.

Hell, Cole used an old set of my links for mockup, cut and spliced them to make work for his buggy he was building, forgot he didn't slug them by the time he was ready to weld them up, and ran them for like 2 years before it finally broke. Lol
07-02-2020 09:15 AM
'92 vegas YJ Got my removable portion of the crossmember finished up the other day. I made square tabs out of 1/4" plate on on the 2x3 with (4) 1/2" bolts on each side and the 1.75" brace got some 1/4" tabs with (2) 1/2" Grade 8 bolts. I hope this is strong enough to withstand the forces put on this crossmember.






My new weld in bungs should be here today so I should be able to make me new rear control arms this weekend and get everything buttoned back up with the stock 2.72:1 Tcase.
06-29-2020 06:59 AM
NashvilleTJ
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Originally Posted by '92 vegas YJ View Post
It's a secret for now .

Chris is putting in an AWD gearcase from a Subaru Outback so he can get rid of all those pesky shift levers...
06-29-2020 06:57 AM
cpia84
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Originally Posted by '92 vegas YJ View Post
Yea it was definitely an eventful weekend. I had already commited to going wheeling. I needed it for my sanity sake. I did contemplate going home though but glad I stuck it out.

My solution for the Tcase is nothing revolutionary. Its the same thing everyone else has been doing with there rigs the last couple years on here.
I understand needing to go wheeling for your sanity. this year has been crazy and with the travel restrictions for DoD personnel it has been very tough to find an outlet like wheeling close by. Im glad you were able to get out and have some fun. and just look the breakage just give you a chance to upgrade!
06-28-2020 09:22 PM
'92 vegas YJ
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Originally Posted by daddyjeep87 View Post
...and that is???


I am glad you got out to abuse that thing a little.
It's a secret for now .
06-28-2020 08:06 PM
NHfireLJ Wow.... nice carnage...er I mean nice trip.... Glad to see I'm not the only one w trailer issues... Serious. looks like some hard wheeling, and fixing some week points...
06-28-2020 07:45 PM
daddyjeep87
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Originally Posted by '92 vegas YJ View Post
l weekend. I had already commited to going wheeling. I needed it for my sanity sake. I did contemplate going home though but glad I stuck it out.

My solution for the Tcase is nothing revolutionary. Its the same thing everyone else has been doing with there rigs the last couple years on here.
...and that is???


I am glad you got out to abuse that thing a little.
06-28-2020 09:33 AM
'92 vegas YJ
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Originally Posted by Louie4 View Post
I’ll be curious to see what your solution is. A doubler? I couldn’t find a Rubicon case for less than $1300 here.

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not a doubler. People really do want gold for a rubicon case.

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Originally Posted by jtulski View Post
Awesome Build!
Thanks

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Originally Posted by NashvilleTJ View Post
Where were you wheelin’, Chris?
With this travel restriction we'll just say I went to a park West of me that happened to be exactly 50 miles away. It was HOT there but they at least had some nice SPRINGS.

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Originally Posted by cpia84 View Post
Holy cow that is a rather umm eventful experience. I think most would have just turned around and gone home but you kept going. I would have recovered the trailer tire too. Sucks about the t-case. I’m interested in your solution as well.
Yea it was definitely an eventful weekend. I had already commited to going wheeling. I needed it for my sanity sake. I did contemplate going home though but glad I stuck it out.

My solution for the Tcase is nothing revolutionary. Its the same thing everyone else has been doing with there rigs the last couple years on here.
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