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    Quote Originally Posted by MilamJR View Post
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    Transmission Lasted 175,900 Miles

    This is something Ive been expecting for a while now, but came up sooner than I planned for. Started (3 weeks ago) with the overdrive engaging hard and lead to the gears slipping when shifting. 1-2 was really hard shifting, 2-3 slipped but still engaged, 3-4 was delayed but still slipped and engaged, overdrive then engaged whenever it wanted to. Luckily a good friend was able to tow me to phoenix and I drove to the shop to get it rebuilt. I tried accelerating onto I-10 and I had nothing from the 3-4 shift, just slipped. At this point the trans was cooked.

    Currently sitting in a hotel in Avondale, AZ waiting for then to wrap up the rebuld, its been a day and this heat is killing me. When they dumped the fluid out of the convertor there was shavings coming out, the input shaft/bell had a bunch of play, clutches also had a bunch of play. The valve body separator plate was worn down and had some more damage to it.
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    Hard to tell since this one is a video, but you can move the clutches with ease here.
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    Some of the carnage in the pan, the fluid on the dipstick was cherry red when I began to feel it act up. It was brown when I pulled the lines to install the new bypass cooler yesterday.
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    Heres the new B&M Stacked plate cooler with a couple 5.2" Spal puller fans.
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    Did the rear main while they had it off, was already leaking a little. The seal was deteriorating as I pried it off.
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    And Finally a little note to future self.

    Hopefully they'll either have it installed tonight or tomorrow morning.


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    I love seeing build stories!!! thanks for sharing
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    Fall time repairs and upgrades

    There has been quite a list building up for the past year of things needing attention, glad I could finally address them. One of the fixes needed was the makeshift trail fix my dad and I did back in 2010 on the trail. The center differential bushing degraded completely while we were out of town and he wrapped an entire roll of electrical tape around the bolt. It lasted 10 years, but started to degrade fast after a bunch of transmission fluid leaked onto it (along with the whole undercarriage) after a line failed.

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    And then the next repair in order, lower control arm bushings were shot.

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    Outfitter design differential bushings getting installed on the wings and crossmember

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    This piece came off cracked, gave it a good weld and reinstalled it. Outfitter design highlighted it being a common crack so I didnt give it much attention.

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    Really happy I tore into this front end when I did, this brake hose didnt look too good.

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    Say... A dana 60 would look pretty damn good with 37's here...

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    Upgrades!

    James welded in a couple steel plates into the rear differential for me. I am not even close to being confident in my welds to tackle such a thing yet.

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    Easily one of the best upgrades that's been done so far, took the truck out to bulldog canyon and Pyeatt draw this past weekend and was very impressed at how much easier it is to climb over things.


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    Lincoln Locker!

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    Was browsing craigslist last night and found a guy selling a set (5) of H2 wheels for $250. Perfect wheel for the 1 tons that are on the horizon.
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    Was able to get it stacked up pretty well.
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    This is probably a good time to go over my plans for the next year as this one is near the end. SAS and 1 tons are the plan.

    This has been a big consideration for me, I could try and find a rancho and pair it with the OD diff when they release it but ive always turned back to a SAS. Can be more capable and is a well documented territory now a days. Also the dollar amount building up the IFS vs SAS will be similar with how expensive the h3 aftermarket is. I think I saw the most recent ebay listing of a new rancho kit going for 7 grand? jeez.

    Now into the details. The plan is to end up with 40's, so why not start with 40's? These h2 wheels should hold up for a while, I wanted to keep the hummer lineage in mind with this build. For the front axle Im planning on a dana 60 from an older chevy, for the rear a chevy 14 bolt. Both full float axles. Regear to either 5.13 or 5.38, haven't decided just yet which route I want to go. For the front suspension Im going to go coilover because Ill end up there anyways. For the rear Ill probably have to use a ton leafspring to support the 14 bolt, but im not too sure.
    This plan will probably take place after BSW ’21 as I don’t think its possible to get it all together and installed before then. Too many cool kids going to miss out this year. Ill just have to patch up the ol IFS before I head out.

    Any, and I mean ANY advice/suggestions/opinions are welcome here. This is all new to me and I have much to learn as I go.


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    That's exciting! Good luck man, that's gonna be a bada$$ unit
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    Added a panavise mount I bought a while back. Can’t believe I’ve never seen this thing before.
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