Jeep Cherokee Talk banner

541 - 546 of 546 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,564 Posts
Discussion Starter #541
I can't remember if I ever reported it here or not, but I also picked up a cheap d300 tcase a few years ago, my thoughts were to flip it and get a black box from NWF to turn it into a 4 speed t case, but after looking up upgrades for the box, I figured I could get an atlas 4 for the same cost with a quarter of the work involved.

It still holds true to this point, especially since northwest fab has upped the cost of the black box. Getting 4:1 Lomax gears, a legit flip kit, the black box set up with 2.72:1 gears and shifter linkage puts it over 3,500. An atlas 4 shipped comes in less than that with all brand new gears, geared the way you like without any hassle of building anything.

I'm contemplating getting the atlas 4 for the heep prior to doing the axle swap just cause I want different gearing options when in low range now, but don't want to get the gears for my current axles. The axle project will take awhile to complete, cause I plan on really cleaning those up, then building trusses and getting wheels and tires, id like to have all that on hand before I rip down my jeep, plus I have a bunch of frame plating to complete on it still.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
10,722 Posts
Sounds awesome. I don't think I will ever see tons on my rig. But I have heard 38 is a minimum just to get the diff high enough off the ground. I'm with you, only lift it as both as necessary. LCOG is the way to go.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,564 Posts
Discussion Starter #543
Finally ripped my fender flares of the jeep, man that felt good, they were getting in the way a bunch, some other day ill trim them back.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,564 Posts
Discussion Starter #544
Also got good news regarding the hood that I had ordered. Paypal refunded my monies to me, so I'm going to take that and put it toward ordering from another company down in Florida instead. Only problem is they are backed up 4 months with orders, so I'm not going to have a hood til April or May at least. That sucks a little, I have no problem driving it around uncovered while the weather is nice. I just don't want the engine to get rained on too much.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,248 Posts
Any possibility of rigging something up on the old hood in the meantime? Cut hole, screw a cut-open tupperware container over it for clearance? Might look like hell, but itll protect the engine until spring
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,564 Posts
Discussion Starter #546
Any possibility of rigging something up on the old hood in the meantime? Cut hole, screw a cut-open tupperware container over it for clearance? Might look like hell, but itll protect the engine until spring
I am considering doing this, have been for awhile, I just didn't want to have to go through the work to install my hood pins on the fiberglass one too. Oh BTW, I have hood pins to install on the hood, lol.

They are push button instead of having a cotter key sitting on top of the hood, I like em and can't wait to use em.
 
541 - 546 of 546 Posts
Top