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post #1 of 18 Old 02-01-2013, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Automatic tranny swap to manual tranny

I have a 96 jeep grand Cherokee v8 limited and my automatic tranny is almost out I was thinking about puting in a manual tranny I think it would be fun in my jeep I dot know if they make one or if I can find one that bolts up let me know on any ideas for this project

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post #2 of 18 Old 02-01-2013, 10:46 AM
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hi, you can try with a NV3500, or an AX-15...but you have to be careful, those trannys are rated 300 lbs ft of torque, and the 318 is putting out about that kind of torque.
If you use the jeep for some serious offroading you should think about an NV4500...i know it's for diesels but it's way stronger, or maybe an AX-15 Terminator.

i don't know any other options...
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there are lots of options, but those are the main ones with overdrive. there are plenty of 4spd transmissions that will work but they're the older truck units that shift like you're sawing a log.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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There is currently someone in the classified section selling a lot of parts for the swap. May want to check it out
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post #6 of 18 Old 02-01-2013, 10:20 PM
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I have a 1998 gc zj 5.2 liter v8 would ax-15 this tranny be able to handle the hp and torque of a v8?
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I have a 1998 gc zj 5.2 liter v8 would ax-15 this tranny be able to handle the hp and torque of a v8?
hi, mmm if you have "light foot" probably yes...but as i was saying before the 5.2 put out about 300 lbs ft of tq, and the ax-15 is rated 300.
There is the ax-15 TERMINATOR that is rated to 385...that would be a good option.
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Why is this a good swap?

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Why is this a good swap?
hi, if you are talking to me, i think is good because is stronger and it is affordable...
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post #10 of 18 Old 02-02-2013, 08:26 AM
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What car is the ax-15 predetor off of?
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Would the doge ram 1500 nv3550 tranny work on my v8 zj and does anybody know roughly how much it would cost and how easy or hard it is to find a ram with the nv3350 tranny in it? Thanks guys ahead of time for the help
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What car is the ax-15 predetor off of?
they're out of a toyota application, you can pretty much only get them new though.
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Would the doge ram 1500 nv3550 tranny work on my v8 zj and does anybody know roughly how much it would cost and how easy or hard it is to find a ram with the nv3350 tranny in it? Thanks guys ahead of time for the help
the 3550 comes with the 5.2 in the ram and dakota.

read the swap thread in my signature, it'll walk you through what you need to do to make it happen. it's not easy.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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read the swap thread in my signature, it'll walk you through what you need to do to make it happen. it's not easy.
I know, I'm 60% there. I have all the factory interior parts now, and 2 sets of zj brake/ clutch pedals from a 93 & 94. Still need clutch assy, headers, starter, bell, pcm

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they're out of a toyota application, you can pretty much only get them new though.


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and i think you can buy something like a conversion package from "rockland", i think...
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Yes, I'm talking to you. Your auto tranny is not weaker. However, please take lots of pics and document your modification.

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