Dude, I'll never catch up to 845, I'm only good for engine talk and the occasional BS on here
. Anyway, I've done my research today and it comes down to about 3 choices:
NV3500 from Advance Adapters including everything necessary (even the trans fluid) - $2225 (and they mention a 13-degree TC angle versus the stock 23-deg angle of some configurations which means that it may rub the skid plate, and makes me a little apprehensive--as if the cost isn't enough!)
Rebuilt Peugeot with 1 year parts and labor warranty from local salvage yard - $1450 (and I'd still have an inferior transmission)
Rebuilt AX-15 from same salvage yard - $1100, plus bellhousing, slave cylinder, as necessary
I read some posts that some guys found used AX-15s for as little as $300, but I just don't know about this--seems like a lot of money to put in a YJ. Especially considering that the guy at the salvage yard just bought a 1988 with 4.2, AC, and auto trans for just over $2000. Why don't I ever come across those deals??