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Forum: TJ Build Forum 03-09-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Simcraft
I agree with TXST8tj. The back plate is...

I agree with TXST8tj. The back plate is unnecessary, and will look strange. And those gussets should go down as close to the frame tie ins as possible for strength. And also, with lightening holes...
Forum: TJ Build Forum 03-09-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Simcraft
The only 'easy' way to get more power would be to...

The only 'easy' way to get more power would be to buy a new Jeep with a 4.0.

That being said, I just finished a 4.3 Vortec/4L60E swap in my '99. It was by no means easy though, installing any...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 09-29-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,162
Posted By Simcraft
I 100% recommend buying a full donor vehicle to...

I 100% recommend buying a full donor vehicle to do this swap, you'd be astonished at how much it'll reduce your headache...

Working on a 4.3 build now and went the route you are thinking now and...
Forum: Connecticut Jeep Forum 04-21-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Simcraft
Hey Mongo, I'm a Sikorsky employee as well. ...

Hey Mongo, I'm a Sikorsky employee as well. You're not alone!

I think I've seen yours around the parking lot. Mines been confined to a shop for the better part of a year so I doubt you've seen...
Forum: Vendor Spotlight! Great Deals for Members. 04-14-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,870
Posted By Simcraft
As far as a full write up goes, I don't...

As far as a full write up goes, I don't necessarily have one, but I installed one of these last weekend and it works great. It was incredibly easy to install and I mounted it in a location behind my...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 12-10-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,593
Posted By Simcraft
I suggest buying an entire donor vehicle. It will...

I suggest buying an entire donor vehicle. It will save you a lot of money.

I'm working on swapping in my 4.3 and I wish I bought the donor. Junkyards have a habit of removing many parts off the...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 10-08-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,573
Posted By Simcraft
3M VHB is incredibly strong. I had the...

3M VHB is incredibly strong. I had the opportunity to try to pull apart 2 small I-Beams stuck together with about 4-6 inches of the stuff and it would not give at all using any method available to...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 09-18-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By Simcraft
Same thing happened to me, all I did was take it...

Same thing happened to me, all I did was take it apart and clean, define the edges of the plastic components better with a pocket knife, then regrease, and it hasn't had a problem since.
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 07-17-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Simcraft
Well, I'm doing a 4.3 Chevy V6 swap and I'm...

Well, I'm doing a 4.3 Chevy V6 swap and I'm somewhere around 4k in parts and almost done. The cost difference between the two are very minor from what I understand.

As far as parts are...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 07-15-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,979
Posted By Simcraft
Without digging too far into this, there are...

Without digging too far into this, there are plenty of engine swaps that have been proven to work in a more cost effective manor.

See novak-adapt.com, they have a lot of good info on there.

I...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 06-30-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By Simcraft
Jeep TJ 97-2003 Engine & Transmission

Trying to sell my 2.5L engine, swapping in a 4.3/4L60E and don't need this anymore.

2.5 L Engine w/ 50k miles (Rebuilt Engine by Marshall)
32-RH Automatic Transmission w/ 60k since rebuild
...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 06-27-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 524
Posted By Simcraft
Exhaust Manifold/Header Solution - 4.3 Swap

Hey all,

Currently, I'm in the process of swapping in an '01 4.3 Vortec/4L60E out of a Chevy Blazer and now that the engine is in, I'm trying to do a test fit of the exhaust system. As a side...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 05-06-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Simcraft
Fill through fill port shown in attachment, it...

Fill through fill port shown in attachment, it should be up to the bottom of that fill hole. Stick your finger in there to ensure it is at the right level.

Also, seals get better as they are...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 05-06-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,468
Posted By Simcraft
Yup, add one to the "it happened to me". Driving...

Yup, add one to the "it happened to me". Driving down the highway I felt a bad wobble, but thankfully I was able to get off the highway and tighten it enough to get me home. What ended up happening...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 03-15-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Simcraft
Hi, welcome to the forum! If everything...

Hi, welcome to the forum!

If everything seemed to be running fine after turning it back on, then I would erase the codes and wait to see if it happened again. But it sounds like a wire harness...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-14-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By Simcraft
See the thread I have linked here. Jeepsr4me did...

See the thread I have linked here. Jeepsr4me did a great write up:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/did-a-little-testing-of-what-jk-parts-fit-tj-suspension-wise-150213.html?highlight=jk+suspension
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-06-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By Simcraft
My 99 4 cyl Auto came stock with 3.73 gears. ...

My 99 4 cyl Auto came stock with 3.73 gears.

I have 31's also, and frankly, going up any incline is tough at highway speeds. Inclined on-ramps are a killer to get up to speed in time for me.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-04-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By Simcraft
I got mine from JCWhitney with a 15% off & free...

I got mine from JCWhitney with a 15% off & free shipping for $225ish.
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-21-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,069
Posted By Simcraft
Water is an incompressible fluid, when you try to...

Water is an incompressible fluid, when you try to compress it in an engine, the engine loses. Every time.

Hydrolocking once, shame on you; hydrolocking twice, shame on me; hydrolocking 3+ times,...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-21-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By Simcraft
I strongly suggest going to a professional. A...

I strongly suggest going to a professional. A professional will do 2 windows for $50-75 depending on where you go, but it will be warrantied for a few years.

I'm just saying, I used to work at...
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-20-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,144
Posted By Simcraft
65 is my top speed on flat ground, 99 TJ 2.5L...

65 is my top speed on flat ground, 99 TJ 2.5L Auto w/ 3.73 gears and 31x10.5 tires.

70-75 would be the fastest I would go anyway, but if I could get up to 80, that extra wiggle room in the top...
Forum: Connecticut Jeep Forum 02-19-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 18,846
Posted By Simcraft
Sorry! I had to start packing up my place. Moving...

Sorry! I had to start packing up my place. Moving to Hamden next week so I had to get a jump on it!
Forum: Connecticut Jeep Forum 02-15-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 18,846
Posted By Simcraft
I'll try to make it. Weekdays are harder for me,...

I'll try to make it. Weekdays are harder for me, but I'll try.
Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 02-14-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,142
Posted By Simcraft
Return? What return? Those exist?

Return? What return? Those exist?
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-12-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By Simcraft
33", little less than 3 feet I suppose. My shovel...

33", little less than 3 feet I suppose. My shovel took off the top layer as I went, but it was definately 33", I measured before I started.

Also, that was the first run, no tracks beforehand.
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