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Old March 25th, 2009, 10:05 AM   #41
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i saw this the other day and it looks sweet! keep up the good work!
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Old March 25th, 2009, 10:22 AM   #42
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looks good!

I cant see what style reservoir you have but psc makes one that has the outlet on the side at the bottom rather than out the bottom which helps take an inch or 2 out of the needed height to get a gravity feed on the pump.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 10:50 AM   #43
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wow, your XJ is sweet. I've thinking on building another YJ, but after seeing this I might think about building a XJ.
Nice build.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 11:12 AM   #44
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That is one sweet XJ!
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Old March 25th, 2009, 11:49 AM   #45
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Are you planning on rotating your spare in as your tires wear? That would be the only reason I would bother to groove my spare
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Old March 25th, 2009, 08:13 PM   #46
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The spare is worn bad. I was just thinking for looks mostly.

The p/s reservoir outlet is on the bottom.
If I have trouble, I will keep that in mind.

Working on rebuilding the rear springs right now.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 09:14 PM   #47
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Cant wait to see this in person (again) Hope you can make it up this way and check out all the new stuff at the park.... Looks great...
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Old April 21st, 2009, 09:20 AM   #48
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I decided to try to solve the problem I had with the transmission upshifting from 1st to 2nd by itself because of the design.
A shifter to electrically control the transmission action is available from Radesigns. I picked one of these up and installed it in the console. The guy at Rdesigns is great to work with.


Connected the wiring at the Transmission Control Module to keep all the connections inside.

That pic shows the module with the connector unplugged.
Made a plate to go where the e-brake handle was and mounted the shifter and the 2 switches that enable me to switch between manual control and computer control with a switch for manual control of the Torque Converter Clutch circuit.


If I had to do it again, I would not go through the effort of wiring it for both ways for a rig that is 99% trail driven.
You still have to use the stock shifter for reverse, park, neutral and shift it into drive for forward speeds. This will help the hill climbing capabilities a lot.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 10:51 AM   #49
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that looks like a clean install Dale, now get Tab moving on his
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Old April 21st, 2009, 11:19 AM   #50
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I think he was waiting for me to go 1st.
Thanks for the compliment.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 02:39 PM   #51
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Nice indeed. I've been emailing back and forth with raddesigns about these and he is very cool to deal with. I may get the bigger, beefier baja shifter he sells now but I need to measure to see if it fits. I like the one you have but the best places to mount it puts it a bit out of reach to shift it easily from the drivers seat while gettin' after it. The knob seems too small and the baja one is bigger. We'll see. Yours looks great there, unfortunatly the e brake slot is on the passenger side and it may feel odd over there to shift.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 07:51 PM   #52
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I shipped you shifter and bezel today should see it saturday or monday.
And cool pics of the install, man I do good work. Thanks to both of you guys for being good customers.

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Old April 23rd, 2009, 08:37 PM   #53
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I shipped you shifter and bezel today should see it saturday or monday.
And cool pics of the install, man I do good work. Thanks to both of you guys for being good customers.

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Old April 24th, 2009, 06:31 AM   #54
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http://www.radesignsproducts.com
Great guy to work with and a cool product.
Best way I found to have total shift control of the transmission.
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Old April 24th, 2009, 08:35 AM   #55
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your gonna be dangerous now you can keep that thing from shifting on you.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 07:54 PM   #56
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I figured I would bring this up since I hear there is a bit of work to be done. Glad your o.k. but its time to get serious about fixing this up, its been like 16 hours already. I also got to see that Rory chimed in. Thats cool, I totally missed it when he did.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 08:22 PM   #57
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Yeah, where's the pics of cutting it apart?

BTW, glad you're OK Dale.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 06:28 AM   #58
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I am considering the rebuild options at this time. Had the whole drive back and 1 night to sleep on it so we should have a decison soon. Whatever happens, a cage is 1st on the rebuild list.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 07:30 AM   #59
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What happened? Pics please
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Old October 5th, 2009, 11:15 AM   #60
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yep i am a true believer in a good cage before alot of other parts....i am sure you will build it even nicer then before..
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