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So I went through and performed all of the maintenance on my bird, blah blah ya know, got it running in great shape. After that I did the exhaust and fabbed a CAI for it. Now I'm wondering what mod I should do next. Next summer I'm getting a PI engine and rebuilding the tranny wit a J-Mod. I can't decide what mod to do next on the thing. I have a few hundo dollars to work with. I was thinking either a chip or gears. Any insight?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-26-2006, 07:54 PM
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but even before that you should Jmod it and put a cooler on it, regardless of when you plan to "rebuild" it
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Is the J-mod easy to do? I mean I read the articles and it seems quite feasible.

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You'll be nervous when you get the VB off, but once you get it on a table it's just like the tech articles. Just make sure you have EVERYTHING on the list, and plan for it to take an entire weekend just in case something goes wrong. I did mine in 2 hours with beer, and my buddies in about 1/2 hour with no beer. It's like riding a bike. Do a run with the tranny stock; Then do the J-mod, then do another run. Night and day. Good luck, and enjoy. (if that's what you decide to do)

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Well my buddy is a mechanic so with your advice taken I'm confident it can be done with ease.

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It's not that bad. I probably could have done it alone without too many worries, but it sure was nice having jim there to show me exactly what to do. If you can follow directions very well you should be all set.
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Is the J-mod easy to do? I mean I read the articles and it seems quite feasible.
It's not that hard to do but is confusing for some trying to follow the direction off the site for the first time. Having all the right size drill bits is important also.

It's always nice to have someone that has done it before there to help out. There's plenty of people on here that have done it that can help also.

Now if you lose your nerve or just want to stay on the safe side you can always purchase a kit already done for the level you want. I can set you up with one and all the gaskets, pistons, springs with an easy to follow pictured instructions. This way you will also have your stock VB to fall back on or turn it in for the core charge.

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Lonnie I might take you up on that in a couple of months.... if you still have one of those kits lying around.

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