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Unread 07-12-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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5 speed possible? maybe??

Do they have stock 5 speed grand cherokees? If not im looking for possible ideas for one. thanks guys

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Unread 07-12-2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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Yes, there are some 5 speed ZJ's out there. Unfortunately they are mated to 4.0L I6's and not the 5.2L or 5.9L. However, several people have done conversions with the V8 models. My buddy has a Dodge Dakota R/T (Only available in auto) that he just recently converted to manual.

Here's a JF'er with a 5 speed: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/j...ed-zj-1287011/
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Unread 07-12-2013, 05:16 PM   #3
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Rat monkey wrote the book on the 5 speed swap, it's possible.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/z...-swap-1316011/
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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 05:40 PM   #4
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Sweet I actually have 4.0 I was thinking a 5 speed would hopefully free up some power and milage
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Unread 07-12-2013, 05:51 PM   #5
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I sure liked my 95 XJ with the 5 speed..... I almost miss it. Only had it two years, when I ordered my 97 ZJ.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 08:49 PM   #6
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factory 5 speed zj

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Unread 07-13-2013, 12:24 AM   #7
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I think it's actually harder to swap a 5 speed to the 4.0 because you can't get the ecu's unless you have a full same year parts zj to swap from. Thats only if you care about having cruise control and need CEL for inspection.
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Unread 07-13-2013, 02:38 AM   #8
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I think it's actually harder to swap a 5 speed to the 4.0 because you can't get the ecu's unless you have a full same year parts zj to swap from. Thats only if you care about having cruise control and need CEL for inspection.
That's true... I just found a stock 93 with a factory 5-Speed I was going to buy for $800 and convert my 1996. THERE IS NO WAY IT WILL NOT THROW A CODE... I live in STUPID NY so I had to abandon the idea...
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Unread 07-13-2013, 06:56 AM   #9
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I cured my need for a manual by adding a 98 2dr XJ to the herd . ZJ's ride alot better but I love it anyways
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Unread 07-13-2013, 07:16 AM   #10
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I cured my need for a manual by adding a 98 2dr XJ to the herd . ZJ's ride alot better but I love it anyways
That is an awesome find! I have a '95 2dr manual, I would hope you find an interest in building it up
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That is an awesome find! I have a '95 2dr manual, I would hope you find an interest in building it up

3 outta my 5 jeeps are lifted , 2 stay stock , and I have 2 others for parts (7 total , 2 ZJ`s , 3XJ`s 2 MJ`s) Bought this so I could park my new Ram more often
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Unread 07-13-2013, 07:41 AM   #12
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3 outta my 5 jeeps are lifted , 2 stay stock , and I have 2 others for parts (7 total , 2 ZJ`s , 3XJ`s 2 MJ`s) Bought this so I could park my new Ram more often
I only have 1 XJ and 1 ZJ, but I'm very willing to trade my Subaru for #3.
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Unread 07-13-2013, 12:16 PM   #13
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Ok what is cel? I dont have.to worry about emissions or anything like that although cruise would be nice but I think I could live without it
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Unread 07-13-2013, 01:07 PM   #14
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Plenty of 5 speed GCs in Britain - most are diesel though.
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Unread 07-13-2013, 01:08 PM   #15
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Ok what is cel? I dont have.to worry about emissions or anything like that although cruise would be nice but I think I could live without it
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