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Old 01-17-2012, 12:27 AM   #31
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Tranny is the heavy duty AX-15, Rear axle will be ford 9"

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376ci - 475ft/lbs @ 480hp. Hurst short throw. Currie F-9
+ HI-9 with 4.56 gears.
37in Nitto Grapplers
9in long arm
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:01 AM   #32
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Nice looking mall crawler.

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Old 01-17-2012, 01:23 AM   #33
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yeah .. maybe ill try to crawl over one of those little speed bumps at the mall when i finish with the build. Good idea Mortalis. Thanks !!!
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376ci - 475ft/lbs @ 480hp. Hurst short throw. Currie F-9
+ HI-9 with 4.56 gears.
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detailed build here
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:59 AM   #34
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LS3 376/480 tj bulid

test fitting
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LS3 HOT-CAM CONVERSION
376ci - 475ft/lbs @ 480hp. Hurst short throw. Currie F-9
+ HI-9 with 4.56 gears.
37in Nitto Grapplers
9in long arm
detailed build here
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/ls3-...cs-179217.html
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:10 AM   #35
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LS3 376/480 tj bulid

installing headers
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376ci - 475ft/lbs @ 480hp. Hurst short throw. Currie F-9
+ HI-9 with 4.56 gears.
37in Nitto Grapplers
9in long arm
detailed build here
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/ls3-...cs-179217.html
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:56 AM   #36
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Popcorn !!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:44 AM   #37
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Somebody will pressure you into taking it into the woods, then you'll be hooked :P
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:02 PM   #38
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Somebody will pressure you into taking it into the woods, then you'll be hooked :P

Lol!! They will pressure him. But there ain't no woods in Cajun country just the swamp and when it's stuck it is stuck.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:29 PM   #39
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Your right swille, lots of swamp and mud, but ill be on standby to pull everyone else out of the swamp and mud ( great recovery unit )
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376ci - 475ft/lbs @ 480hp. Hurst short throw. Currie F-9
+ HI-9 with 4.56 gears.
37in Nitto Grapplers
9in long arm
detailed build here
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:41 PM   #40
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LS3 376/480 tj bulid

I can say i drove through a pond though.... Haha
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LS3 HOT-CAM CONVERSION
376ci - 475ft/lbs @ 480hp. Hurst short throw. Currie F-9
+ HI-9 with 4.56 gears.
37in Nitto Grapplers
9in long arm
detailed build here
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/ls3-...cs-179217.html
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:40 PM   #41
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frame all of a sudden got very shiny ;] guessin you painted it? lol lookin good man, your gonna have to post a vid of the first start up
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:17 AM   #42
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Thanks wrangler06, I had a good ole time cleaning after the motor mounts were welded in, then i decided to painting the frame, ill be showing it also so the painted frame will be a plus!!!
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LS3 HOT-CAM CONVERSION
376ci - 475ft/lbs @ 480hp. Hurst short throw. Currie F-9
+ HI-9 with 4.56 gears.
37in Nitto Grapplers
9in long arm
detailed build here
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/ls3-...cs-179217.html
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:07 AM   #43
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Can't wait it's going to be an Awsome feeling for you when you get it back on the road. And you can pull just about anything you want. My 4 banger cries when I pull the 4 wheeler behind. I'm going to do cherokee V8 swap soon.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:15 AM   #44
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TreeClimber1 - What gauges are those? Those are exactly what I was going to do with my new dash. They look like the AutoMeter Hot Rod style.
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TreeClimber1 - What gauges are those? Those are exactly what I was going to do with my new dash. They look like the AutoMeter Hot Rod style.
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Auto Meter

Ordered matching Tachometer & second Temp guage.
The 'other' temp guage is mounted on a dash pod for the transmission.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:34 AM   #47
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Let's get back on subject. So where r u at now in this build.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:49 PM   #48
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i am at a standstill. i have to shim the motor up 1/4 inch because of the corvette accessory drive system, i should have went with the 2011CAMARO set-up but i guess i didnt do all of my homework. the corvette altenator drive system in a 2000 tj is a bit close to the shock tower and puts the steering shaft in a bind with the power steering pump. any of you builders our there with a tj, TAKE NOTE OF THIS
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376ci - 475ft/lbs @ 480hp. Hurst short throw. Currie F-9
+ HI-9 with 4.56 gears.
37in Nitto Grapplers
9in long arm
detailed build here
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/ls3-...cs-179217.html
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #49
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LS3 376/480 tj bulid

Notice the tight clearance with the driver side shock tower and the power steering pulley to the steering shaft
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+ HI-9 with 4.56 gears.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:56 PM   #50
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376ci - 475ft/lbs @ 480hp. Hurst short throw. Currie F-9
+ HI-9 with 4.56 gears.
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9in long arm
detailed build here
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:59 PM   #51
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LS3 376/480 tj bulid

Notice the close tolerance in shock tower also
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376ci - 475ft/lbs @ 480hp. Hurst short throw. Currie F-9
+ HI-9 with 4.56 gears.
37in Nitto Grapplers
9in long arm
detailed build here
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Bump!!
How is the build coming ?
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:02 AM   #53
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Having problems getting starter to engage... No power to starter wire when I turned the key... Planning on solving this Monday
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+ HI-9 with 4.56 gears.
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detailed build here
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Having problems getting starter to engage... No power to starter wire when I turned the key... Planning on solving this Monday
Got it sorted out...tranny neutral switch wasn't plugged in ... I did turn the engine with my factory harness ... It wasn't that bad at all ... Very simple
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376ci - 475ft/lbs @ 480hp. Hurst short throw. Currie F-9
+ HI-9 with 4.56 gears.
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detailed build here
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:34 AM   #55
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LS3 376/480 tj bulid

to sum it up, ill be keeping the corvette accessory drive. finished the wiring harness with minimal effort and now waiting on power steering hoses, fuel lines, and auto meter gauges.
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+ HI-9 with 4.56 gears.
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detailed build here
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:33 AM   #56
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It's Lookin good man. It's all coming together now.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:47 PM   #57
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What headers are you useing
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:59 PM   #58
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Great build....Get it fired yet?
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How's the bulb looking??
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