ny AX-15 swap was a success!
I got my 95 zj in October with a bad 42RE at 199k miles. Instead of fartin with a turd old auto trans, I figured the 4.0 is the same they put in the Cherokee, sure enough I wasn't the first to have thought about it. Thanks to the help of a few swap threads and some extra comp hours I had saved up, I swapped it! Here's a list of parts I used:
AX15 from 1994 XJ
Slave cyl that was on the trans.
Brand new gripforce clutch (eBay deal, I was skeptical but it seems alright for the $)
flywheel from advance auto parts
NAPA auto clutch master cyl and Chrysler lebaron master cyl (explination later lol)
XJ clutch pedal/brake pedal and bracket
Custom made trans mount (using 2 seperate trans mounts
Driveshafts unlimited in imperial MO added 3" to my rear shaft and took 3" off front. Fits like a glove
NP231 tranfercase paired with my ax 15
Shift boot from a Dakota(?) Found it next to one at the jy
I can't think of anything else but it was definitely worth it if you have a spare 800$ or so lying around. I'll look over my receipts and add up totals. I will upload pics soon of what I did and a video link.
The master cyl was tricky for me. I just threw the pedals up there but the pushrod didn't seem long enough. Oreilys sells the lebaron master cyl for 20$ with a steel hook on the end and threaded pushrod. So I toon the pushrod from it and added a coupler to extend it about 1 3/4 inch longer than the stock one. It took me forever cause is only have a few hours a week to work on it and only half the time I was able to use a garage. It gets cold in MO and we had -10° temps for a week and between 10-15 for 2 more weeks but it warmed up enough yesterday to finish! Can't wait to hit some trails with this beast