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
Originally Posted by Shoey40
She can XJ my WJ whenever and however she wants. Hell, I'd let her CJ it, too.
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.
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.
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!