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Old 04-20-2011, 08:40 PM   #1
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need some insight

I have a 95 yj 4.0 ax15, wanting to go v8 I have a donor motor and tranny ( 95 tbi 350 and a 4L60E) I'm mechanically inclined but scared of the wiring. Should I stick with the electronic setup or convert to Carb and find a 700r

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Old 04-20-2011, 09:35 PM   #2
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it depends do you have the full chevy truck sittin there you can pillage for parts like the harness and ecu? and see how it all goes together and id get the 700r4 behind the TBI 350 in my thought prosess that might be flawed

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Old 04-20-2011, 09:36 PM   #3
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Yes I have a complete truck
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I'm thinking it would be best to get colored electric tape so I can color code all of the harness to make it easier
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With the amount of money you'll spend sourcing a new tranny and converting to carb it shoud NOT even be an option, in the end you'll have a carburated engine that will most likely give you runability problems on the trail. IMO A fuel injected engine with electronic ignition is much more reliable.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:33 PM   #6
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Wiring isn't to bad on that swap you need to retain the Chevy fuse block but take out everything you don't need (lights radio wipes etc) then pull the stuff you will need to keep in the jeep from the jeep fuse box and swap it over to the Chevy box one relay at a time testing each one as you go. This will eliminate the jeeps original under hood fuse block and tie the Chevy in cleanly while giving power to everything you need. As stated above do yourself a favor ditch the 4l60 and go 700r4 trust me you won't be happy with the electronic.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:54 PM   #7
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Just my opinion on the 4l60 but I went through 4 level 10 4l60e's in my tahoe had TCI trans controller, paddle shift 600 HP and every upgrade available internally. It didn't like leaving from a dead stop over 2500 rpm. Just realize the trans in a vortec setup needs to be receiving every signal correctly or it will melt down. If changing to another trans is not an option use the trans go T74173E $275 full manual valve with no electronics. Had this kit in my lt1 Ford ranger worked great.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:47 AM   #8
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Thanks for the advice fellas, I'm prolly gonna scrap the tranny and find another, I hope to get this build started this year after I get all of my ducks in a row
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:36 AM   #9
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I'm sure alot of these ?'s have been asked before but I'm on a cell phone and its a pain in the u know what to look through 100 different posts
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:41 AM   #10
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I think I may be in good shape the tcase on the Chevy is a np231c couldn't I just swap yolks from my np231?
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:42 AM   #11
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Sorry np241c

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