ild realy rather just do the AX-15 swap if i can find a suitable donor vehichle. but even manualy shifting i still only get second an third gear. that gives me a top speed of forty mph. does anyone know if the AX-15 would even mate up to the NP249? ild rather not loose my AWD, but if i had to it would be so worth it to have a manual trans! ive been reading through write ups on the swap, but just wasnt sure if i could do with my tcase. if not, could i use the 242 tcase to still keep a AWD option? any help from some of you "ole pros" would be appreciated!