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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by EatSleepTacos, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Apr 30, 2021 at 5:19 PM
    crashngiggles

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    I think I might "iron" one on....lol....#randyfab it is then.
     
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    I ran without any boot for like 5 years and used that area as a trash can :rofl:

    When I dropped the drivetrain to do the clutch I put a slit in the stock boot just like that and it doesn’t look bad, especially compared to no boot. It’s all perspective, as most people would say and I’ll compliment you on the boot, “looks good from my house” :)
     
  3. Apr 30, 2021 at 5:46 PM
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    Hahaha I know what you mean. It really is fine but if I don’t try and tweak it now, I never will.
     
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  4. Apr 30, 2021 at 5:58 PM
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    Exactly, you'll move onto another project. I had lost interest in the shift boot, and was happy to just have the stock leather one back. how are you liking the 2lo function. IMO you can damn near swap an FJ case for close to the cost of that 2lo module the fellow is selling on here.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:05 PM
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    I didn’t twin stick it or bother wiring in the ADD. That may change though. I don’t have a front driveshaft in right now so I can have 2lo and it’s pretty fun. Or wait and see if I need to open it again and twin stick it then.

    either way, I’m happy with the swap. It is taking some getting used to having a second shift knob in the same area.
     
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  6. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:06 PM
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    You don't need the twin stick for 2lo, just leave the ADD disengaged.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:08 PM
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    That’s what I mean, I didn’t wire in the add. I put the truck in 4hi and disconnected the 4wd ecu. Add Is always engaged as it sits right now.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:11 PM
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    Oh I gotcha, I misinterpreted when you said that. So you left the collar slid over to the 4wd position, that makes sense.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:14 PM
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    Yeah, I went the free and easy route. Took me about 30 seconds and cost me nothing. I was considering the FJ tube but will rock this until I have a reason to swap.
     
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    I hear that, the only reason I swapped over was because my diff tube exploded LOL. I think you'll find that leaving the actuator locked in you'll be good for many years unless you get stupid on the skinny pedal :homer:
     
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  11. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:44 PM
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    Lolol I seent your thread, which is invaluable btw with part numbers. I’m less worried about the strength of the add and more so the actuator failing, hence the path I took. I agree that I should be fine, at least I hope so.
     
  12. May 2, 2021 at 2:09 PM
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    Yep, this’ll do.

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  13. May 3, 2021 at 9:23 AM
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    I found the source of my leak at the t case/trans. Here’s what came out of my truck, and what I SHOULD have moved to the FJ case. Notice the O ring attached to the cover.

    161DFEEB-BB00-4E56-BE95-599AE0FDAE56.jpg



    Here is my case as it currently sits. Notice the lack of O ring.

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    The lack of O ring let trans oil into the cavity between the trans and t case. I’m glad I didn’t procrastinate in fixing it because that was the majority of my oil and I would’ve fried my trans.
     
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  14. May 3, 2021 at 9:24 AM
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    Good thing you are working with a manual transmission too
     
  16. May 3, 2021 at 10:01 AM
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    Luckily (unluckily?) this only applies to manuals. With the auto's, the seal is on the transmission side of things. Or maybe there's no seal at all. All I know is people bolt up the as-is FJ case into an auto with no issues.
     
  17. May 3, 2021 at 10:52 AM
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    Ah, I gotcha. Was more just referring to the simplicity of filling said transmission. Didn’t know it wasn’t an issue for autos.
     
  18. May 3, 2021 at 11:16 AM
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    Agreed, the manual is really simple to change the oil in, just like a diff. I was due for a fluid change anyways, so I guess it's a blessing in disguise.
     
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    Here's a better pic of what I was talking about. Very easy fix once the t case is out of the truck and on the work bench. Only 5 bolts and some RTV.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. May 4, 2021 at 10:01 AM
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    Sealed the floor today. My original hole was a bit large but it ended up working in my favor. I was able to remove the shifter very easily while making it.

    I couldn’t find any shift boot that would work for me so I bought this smaller boot and used some 14 gauge to cover the gaps. Sealed it up with rtv and used self tapping screws to secure it to the truck. Then covered with sound deadener.


    Spectre Performance 6285... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00062ZI1S?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share


    I also wrapped the shift lever in sound deadener, as well as some gorilla tape. I’m hoping that’ll act similar to oem and keep some noise out of the cabin.

     

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