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Old July 12th, 2020, 10:37
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Re: Super AW4 build

At it again before it gets to hot(supposedly 116* today). Here's my torque wrenches(1/4", 3/8", 1/2", and 3/4") and yoke tool!
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Old July 12th, 2020, 13:29
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Today I got everything done, since this all went a lot faster than I planned I am now short a trans mount. I think I'm going to put the broken one back in to finish things up. I will have to do the mount when it gets here(Tues/Wed) but I want to check my work and get the trans topped off today!
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Old July 12th, 2020, 17:46
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Oh yeah, let's see if it pays in the long run! Shifts are great, torque converter pulls better of the bottom, and I got a little "chirp" in 3rd! Temps are down a little, but to verify that I need to put my scanner on it to confirm.They also claim better mileage but I won't be able to determine that for a while. I wished I still had my tent trailer(3500 lbs) to test it with but I replaced that with a 10,000 lb beast.
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Old July 13th, 2020, 07:28
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I did have some minor vibrations before at above 65mph, the new driveshafts solved that. The new front output seal took care of that leak but I see a small leak coming from the rear sye cone so that will be next on the list.
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Old July 14th, 2020, 14:09
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Re: Super AW4 build

Ron, thanks for the update.

Please clarify all of the components that you used for this AW$ rebuild. From the links that you've shared, I've arrived at the following:

WIT Master Transmission AW4 Rebuild Kit: PN-97006AA $323.93
Raybestos STAGE-1 FRICTION CLUTCH PACK: PN-RCPS-55 $199.00
OPT HD Torque Converter for the Jeep AW-4 automatic transmission PN: TOY-342 $308.67
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Old July 14th, 2020, 15:01
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That's all, and all the upgrades available to a AW4, nobody makes a better torque converter and I already up-graded the valve body a couple yrs ago.
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Old August 11th, 2020, 06:25
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It's been a month so all the data is in and I couldn't be happier! I was on a trail run this weekend so between that and a lot of highway miles I can confirm that the shift's (including OD) are fast, firm, and and it shifts more like a 4 speed. My mileage is up about .75 mpg which equates to 17+ mpg on a 325hp stroker!!!!
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Re: Super AW4 build

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It's been a month so all the data is in and I couldn't be happier! I was on a trail run this weekend so between that and a lot of highway miles I can confirm that the shift's (including OD) are fast, firm, and and it shifts more like a 4 speed. My mileage is up about .75 mpg which equates to 17+ mpg on a 325hp stroker!!!!

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Old August 12th, 2020, 00:52
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Re: Super AW4 build

This is one interesting build!
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Old August 12th, 2020, 07:09
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The best part of all since I was very skeptical going in was that it was very simple and straight forward build. My 4L60E was a major PITA requiring all kinds of special tools.
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Old August 12th, 2020, 21:10
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Good documentation of your progress. Should be a good future reference.
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Old August 15th, 2020, 16:30
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It's been a month so all the data is in and I couldn't be happier! I was on a trail run this weekend so between that and a lot of highway miles I can confirm that the shift's (including OD) are fast, firm, and and it shifts more like a 4 speed. My mileage is up about .75 mpg which equates to 17+ mpg on a 325hp stroker!!!!
What's the source of the MPG increase? Different shift points? Less torq conv slip?
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Old August 15th, 2020, 18:34
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Better torque converter lock-up and even more so for the clutches in the gear packs - what most would call "mushy" shifts with a normal trans shift.
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