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Thread: New Projects - TJ Baby Blue and Green TJ Trailer

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    Default New Projects - TJ Baby Blue and Green TJ Trailer

    Ben and I picked up 2 new projects. Traded these for a saltwater aquarium setup... I'd say we got a good deal.

    Blue one we plan to get up and running. We are going to make this a budget build and welcome to any ideas people might have. Going to throw a v8 small block chevy in there and we are currently in the planning stages with regards to how we're going to build it. Going to be built for basically around the town driving and a beach vehicle with an occasional easy wheeling adventure. Since its a Sport edition, we are not going to build a rock crawler since we are going to keep the axles that it has in it now.


    Green one we plan on cutting in half and making a trailer, similar to my YJ trailer.

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    Started stripping down the blue Jeep to prepare for liner. Will be removing the dash to change out the heater box with a heater/ac box.

    Also picked up a 4L 6cyl Jeep engine for $100 and started breaking it down this weekend.
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    looks like you have some building to do ,will be watching.. looks interesting

    Good luck !
    Scott / teamjeepcrawl / Xoverland

    1997 Jeep wrangler TJ ,4 inch rough county x- series lift. sitting on 33 inch BFG KM 2s ,tom woods drive shafts with SYE ,chrome molly axles ,smittybilt bumpers,rock-rails ,winch,skid plates ,ARB snorkel,CB radio , full roll cage built by Stinkys off road , along with a few outer moderate up grades and add ons. with a bunch of gear and tools just in case ..M101 Trailer with a roof top tent for those overland adventures.

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    Got the dash apart, engine stripped down some more and started ordering lots of engine parts. Picked up an AW4 and np231 for $300 but after further research, the AW4 is the wrong year (1997) and wonít work for my application because it is missing some electronic harnesses that are only found on 98+. So gotta get rid of this one and look for a newer AW4.
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    Isn't the AW4 an XJ transmission? I thought the early TJs had the 32RH. I imagine if the motor and PCM are out of an XJ, it would work.

    I'm not all that up on my TJ automatics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreakinJeep View Post
    Isn't the AW4 an XJ transmission? I thought the early TJs had the 32RH. I imagine if the motor and PCM are out of an XJ, it would work.

    I'm not all that up on my TJ automatics.
    You are correct that the AW4 is an XJ transmission. But unlike the 32RH, the AW4 has overdrive. I plan Iím doing the AW4 swap as described in Stuís write up (https://www.stu-offroad.com/engine/aw-4/aw-4-1.htm) and other write ups. It matches up with the np231 transfer case after reclocking it and can match up obviously with the engine I got. Itís a lot of work but the wife wants an automatic rather than the manual it was setup for.

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    That should be a cool swap.

    It looks like since the trans has its own TCM, you don't even need the XJ computer. It looks like it just needs some outputs from the Wrangler PCM and it controls itself from there. Nice.
    '99 TJ, 5.9L Magnum V8, Atlas-4, Waggy 44s, Custom link susp F/R, 37" Pitbulls, etc etc etc, OMG what happened to all of my money?
    She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself.

    New Hotness: '06 Dodge 2500,
    5.7 Hemi, sitting on LT315/70r/17 Nittos, way too nice for me

    '97 ZJ, 2" spacer lift on 30's, 'The Beater' - SOLD

    KC1KAX

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