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Planning a swap into a 2nd Gen Dakota....
turbojeep Offline
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RE: Planning a swap into a 2nd Gen Dakota....
When I did my swap, I tried and tried to do the whole FW balancing thing. Everyone I talked to looked at me like I had horns growing out of my head. Talked to an old machinist and he said he couldn't see any obvious things to show that it wasn't a neutral balanced FW. Even though that was contrary to everything that I had been told/read about the 617s.

Decided to put a neutrally balanced Jeep FW on the back of the 617 and waited to see what would happen. So far, everything has held together and the vibes aren't bad. Slight/medium vibes below 1000ish RPMs, but so much rattles on that Jeep it isn't hardly noticed and I've gotten used to it.

Take that for what it's worth

'85 300D ~ 381,XXX miles, HD Bilstein shocks, 27.50x8.50x14R General Grabber AT2 tires, 4 E-Code headlight upgrade with 90w/130w bulbs, boost turned up, new timing chain, and injectors. Brought back from the dead and the hell of WVO! SOLD
'85 CJ7 ~ OM617 swap, Taurus electric fan, T5 trans, Dana 300, 4.88 R&P, Mile Marker locking hubs, ALDA removed, MKII hybrid boost controller, Greazzer's upgraded overflow valve,  AMC 20 rear disk brake conversion, Aussie locked with 33's and 5" Rough Country lift. 
06-17-2015, 05:18 PM
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RE: Planning a swap into a 2nd Gen Dakota.... - by turbojeep - 06-17-2015, 05:18 PM

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