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Old 12-04-2011, 02:47 PM   #1
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Building a LS6 for my TJ. Small problem with the engine right now it has a hole in the block. I'm having the block welded up buying a new rod and completely rebuilding it. Got the heads off and tore down to the bare block ready to have it welded up.
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:24 PM   #3
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Well I just want to thank the ZO6 owner that drove his car through high water so I could get it for next to nothing. Its really not a big deal I'm replacing a crank and 2 rods in a 2011 Camaro right now at work. I've heard they weld the blocks up all the time.
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You putting the thing on tons, linking, and coilovers????
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You putting the thing on tons, linking, and coilovers????
I hope so if not I'd love to see the video of the first time he gives it a little gas.
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:15 PM   #8
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I currently have a Fabtech 8in Rock crawler lift 3 link rear, Daystar 1in body replacement and 1in spacer in front because of my winch. The 1in spacers in front will be removed bc they are no longer needed because my tire carrier and tire is really heavy and now its lower in the rear. I will be replacing the 8in coils with 6in coils. I plan on getting better shocks for the front and I am installing a custom G2 Dana 44 with ARB locker and 35 spline chromoly axles. I would get a Dana 60 but they dont really make one for the lift I have. Well they do but its about $5,500 and then I still have to buy the brackets ($500) to make it work so thats not going to happen. I got a great deal on this axle its brand new from 4WP and they assured me it can handle 400hp. The rear G2 axle is in the mail now I will be installing it first. I will post pictures. We will all find out really quick if it can handle it because the first thing I plan on doing is a burn out on my 37's and posting it to Youtube.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:39 AM   #9
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well do you have it tore apart yet???
please leave the stock rear end in for just one blowup i mean burnout.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:15 AM   #10
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Just a warning you probably will need 1 tons. I tore up an upgraded 1 ton 60 out back like it was a stock tj piece. Went with the 1 ton 14 bolt bone stock and wheelies have no effect on it. You'll love the power of it, its a very streetable 400hp mines over 600 and I don't really like how I can't leave a red light without looking like I'm doing a holeshot. What trans and tcase are you using?
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:01 AM   #11
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I'm leaving the stock trans and t-case in for now, just for cost savings. Upgrade it as I go or have the need.
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I'm leaving the stock trans and t-case in for now, just for cost savings. Upgrade it as I go or have the need.
That will not last very long.
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That will not last very long.
AX15 can hold up to 350 ftlbs and 400 hp so youll be pushing it to the max automatic jeep trans cant adapt to a gm v8 and np231j or np241or will be just fine those things are tough as nails. But seriously get 1 tons for that thing youll need them and use them for what there intended for.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:41 AM   #14
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Ok I might as well have some fun with this. What are "1 Tons" even in huge diesel trucks with 1000 ft lbs of torque the are running factory axles and the are 3/4 ton pickups with "3/4 ton" axles. And as I stated before I am running a custom built to order for me G2 Dana 44 with chromoly 35 spline shafts. Those shafts just came out. They are so new only one locker will work with it, an ARB air locker. If you know anything about chromoly axles is that they can actually twist 360 deg. Before they think about breaking. If I were to buy a Dana 60 it would come with 35 spline shafts. You can go to G2 www.g2axle.com and check it out for yourself. Its like stuffing a 60 in a 44. The housings are not from a Jeep its all custom made. The housings are double wall thick. These things aren't even in the same class as your buddies Rubicon 44.

I didnt ask for anyone's help or opinions. This is a build thread. I am documenting my build for me and anyone else out there that would like to read. From here on out Monday morning quarterbacks keep it to yourself.

I'm not trying to be rude to anyone out there, I'm not trying to be a d*$k I just dont need these types of post on here. Thank you.
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Ok I might as well have some fun with this. What are "1 Tons" even in huge diesel trucks with 1000 ft lbs of torque the are running factory axles and the are 3/4 ton pickups with "3/4 ton" axles. And as I stated before I am running a custom built to order for me G2 Dana 44 with chromoly 35 spline shafts. Those shafts just came out. They are so new only one locker will work with it, an ARB air locker. If you know anything about chromoly axles is that they can actually twist 360 deg. Before they think about breaking. If I were to buy a Dana 60 it would come with 35 spline shafts. You can go to G2 www.g2axle.com and check it out for yourself. Its like stuffing a 60 in a 44. The housings are not from a Jeep its all custom made. The housings are double wall thick. These things aren't even in the same class as your buddies Rubicon 44.

I didnt ask for anyone's help or opinions. This is a build thread. I am documenting my build for me and anyone else out there that would like to read. From here on out Monday morning quarterbacks keep it to yourself.

I'm not trying to be rude to anyone out there, I'm not trying to be a d*$k I just dont need these types of post on here. Thank you.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:26 AM   #17
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:49 AM   #18
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just curious... have you done an engine swap before?
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Is that the warn powerhouse compressor winch combo??
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Yes I have done 2 engine swaps.

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Old 01-18-2012, 12:20 PM   #21
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Here is a few pictures of my axle install. I'd like to say anyone thinking of going this route, it should be very easy and require few tools you should be able to do it in your driveway if you have a near stock Jeep or a Jeep that still has a 4 link set up in the rear. It was not so simple for me. I had to cut off the shock mounts off the old axle and the ones off the new axle weld the old mounts on to the new axle. I had to because the Fabtech lift I have has relocated 1/4 steel mounts for the rear shocks. If I were thinking I could have ordered the new axle with out the mounts.

Then I found my vent tube fitting broken and it holds down the brake lines. Oh and they dont have any in the state of Florida awesome!

Then when I go to put my new axle truss I had to buy from Fabtech to make the 44 work with my suspension I find that where the air line for the air locker comes out of the housing it is right in line with the truss, totally in the way. So I had to cut, grind, weld, dill, and paint the truss to make it work. It came out great though looks like it was made for it now.

I also had to reset my pinion angle. Maybe its just me happy to have it in there but I think it drives better than it ever did.
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You can also see in 4th picture down the difference in axle shafts. When I pulled it out for the first time I couldn't help but look down at my shaft and smile. It's huge! Its as big as a 14 bolt or a 9 inch rear. Those shafts aren't going to break, if anything the ring gear and pinion would fail first.
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I haven't mounted the switches yet, just have them hanging. They are wired though.
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Lovin those axles, i've heard nothing but good things about em'
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Ok I sent my engine to the machine shop, they said that the rust in the cylinders so it had to be bored 20 over so I had to buy new pistons. I really hoped that just a light hone would do the job but it is what it is. But I took this opportunity to bump up the power slight dome on pistons and machine 20 off heads and I'll be at 11.1.



Oh and I bought a LS1 with more parts I needed, intake, manifolds, coils, throttle body, injectors. So I'm pretty close to having a full on ready to drop in engine at least as far as parts go. I'm going to be running a thumper cam and doing some head work also. Should be building the engine this month.
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Out with the old.

I got my front G2 Dana 44 ARB locker chromoly shafts all the good stuff and pictures are great so here are a few. ***Note*** if you are planning this you do have to shorten your driveshaft and you will need new u-joint u-bolts that did not come with my axle I found them on Amazon. When shortening my driveshaft they found my cv joint worn and rusty so I had to have to whole thing rebuilt $254.
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Ahhh sending from iPad have to put something here and only can upload on photo at a time.
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