ZJ OEM manual trans? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > ZJ OEM manual trans?

Artec Holiday Sale!Bead Lock Wheels! Raceline, Trail Ready, & Trail-GearROCKRIDGE4WD Introduces a NEW Jeep Wrangler JK *led* tail

Reply
Unread 11-18-2008, 05:29 PM   #1
psychoworks
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Kingston, Pa.
Posts: 256
ZJ OEM manual trans?

I've heard that some 93-94 GC's came with a manual shift tranny.

Did they come behind both the I6 and V8? If so, any thoughts as to their strength, and is there something else that is pretty much a bolt in deal?

My trans has some miles on it, and when the time comes to swap it out I was thinking of throwing a stick in there instead.

I've looked at quite a few in the junk yard, and I have never seen one with a stick.

__________________
[I]I [B]shop[/B] in the salvage yard![/I]
psychoworks is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-18-2008, 06:06 PM   #2
Virmagicus
Headed Out West
 
Virmagicus's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 6,428
Yep , they are out there. Very hard to find though G/L
Virmagicus is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-18-2008, 06:40 PM   #3
psychoworks
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Kingston, Pa.
Posts: 256
Next week transmissions are on sale. $45 out the gate.

I'm going to grab a spare (or two).

I'll keep an eye out for a manual and pedals.
__________________
[I]I [B]shop[/B] in the salvage yard![/I]
psychoworks is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-18-2008, 07:19 PM   #4
JCZJ
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Missouri
Posts: 902
There was never a manual transmission behind the V8. There are other options as far as a manual swap..I've only ever seen one that was cleanly installed. I want to do something like this, but I don't want to cut out the bottom part of my center stack or modify my console all that much. IIRC, Cherokee or Grand cherokee pedals are pretty easy to get to work.
__________________
1998 ZJ // 5.2L // Lifted!
1994 ZJ // 4.0L // 271,000 miles // Some cool stuff // RIP 5/25/08
1965 Ford Mustang 2+2 // Boss 302 Swapped // Locked 9" rear

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shoey40 View Post
She can XJ my WJ whenever and however she wants. Hell, I'd let her CJ it, too.
JCZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 11-18-2008, 08:08 PM   #5
COLDFEAR
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 234
there was a manual in the grand tho anticrombie had one for awile he recently sold it. it was a 94 4.0 and it came with the ax15 trans
__________________
95' GrandCherokee 5.2L V8
3" Pro Comp lift, 33"s, FlowMaster Super 40
COLDFEAR is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-23-2009, 05:41 PM   #6
toyotabasher
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Elizabeth, CO
Posts: 36
zj manual

ive seen one g.c. come with the stick, but i took a motor and tranny out of a 93 cherokee with the external slave cylinder and it bolted right in to my 95 zj. the only problem was the t case linkage bracket had to be legthend an inch and both driveshafts had to be custom made. but other than that a farely easy mod. and it makes a heck of a difference in power and fuel mileage.
toyotabasher is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-23-2009, 05:50 PM   #7
01Limited45324
Registered User
2001 WJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 468
They're around but rare. Good luck finding one. Hold on to it if/when you do find it.
__________________
-Tom

2001 Grand Cherokee Limited
2002 BMW 530i
01Limited45324 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-23-2009, 06:41 PM   #8
ratmonkey
R.I.P.
 
ratmonkey's Avatar
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: , Pennsylvania
Posts: 19,794
cherokee pedals are very different, as are tj pedals. zj pedals are super hard to come by, i had to drive 2hrs to pull mine as the yard wasn't into it for the money they would have gotten.
the 93-94 base model(no cladding) 4.0 could be purchased with the ax-15 tranny, the manual tranny mount is different and still available new.
__________________
'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

ratmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-23-2009, 08:58 PM   #9
screnshaw400
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1
Its kinda funny that I stumbled onto this thread! I actually found one in a boneyard here in michigan today! If anyone is actively searching for a manual, let me know and I will dig up the phone number of the junkyard!
screnshaw400 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-24-2009, 08:27 AM   #10
Brian's 97 ZJ
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: SW Michigan
Posts: 372
I'd be interested in that number.

- Brian
__________________

For some reason, being a member of the CharGold Jeep Club just isn't as cool... Member #1
Brian's 97 ZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-24-2009, 11:48 AM   #11
Lil_Ape
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 213
To bad i've never driven stick before. Doesn't seem to hard though.
__________________
'02 WJ limited / 4.7L H.O. V8 / 2WD
Lil_Ape is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-24-2009, 12:33 PM   #12
befumo
Registered User
1989 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: , Delaware
Posts: 820
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lil_Ape View Post
To bad i've never driven stick before. Doesn't seem to hard though.
Stick > Auto anyday. I miss my 5 speed YJ. Driving auto is so boring after driving standard.
__________________
'89 YJ Wrangler - Sold
'95 ZJ Orvis Edition
'89 YJ Islander
befumo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-24-2009, 02:23 PM   #13
BeachRig1
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Elkton, MD
Posts: 69
Manual ZJ

I'd like to have the number. Need the shifter and boot. Anyone have one?
BeachRig1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-24-2009, 02:41 PM   #14
ratmonkey
R.I.P.
 
ratmonkey's Avatar
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: , Pennsylvania
Posts: 19,794
i've got a good boot.
__________________
'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

ratmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-30-2009, 05:29 PM   #15
toyotabasher
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Elizabeth, CO
Posts: 36
i just made a longer stick and used a kenworth shifter boot. tell me what you think
http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/t...eep/stick2.jpg
http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/t...nsidestick.jpg
http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/t...eep/pedals.jpg
toyotabasher is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.