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post #1651 of 2317 Old 05-08-2013, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hold up, scratch that, I found something better:
http://eastnc.craigslist.org/pts/3777580594.html

About a 4 hour drive from home but It's a pretty good deal for a NEW trans and a 231.


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post #1652 of 2317 Old 05-08-2013, 05:32 PM
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Opinions here? Its a reman unit with a few "upgraded parts". $1000 for the tranny plus shipping for it and the core.
http://www.smartpartsauto.com/manual...3550_jeep.html
Just something to consider.

Still want Jake's price though.
I'd say Jake will come through better than that.

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I don't see that they are really "upgrading" anything that would make it worth that. I'm no expert on trannys though.

I'd take $500 for mine, something like 60,000 miles and never been offroad.

Iwould say check salvage yards, but the chances of finding that transmission in a salvage yard is pretty slim.
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I don't see that they are really "upgrading" anything that would make it worth that. I'm no expert on trannys though.

I'd take $500 for mine, something like 60,000 miles and never been offroad.

Iwould say check salvage yards, but the chances of finding that transmission in a salvage yard is pretty slim.
Problem is I need it asap, and you aren't here. The Craigslist link is a pretty darn good deal, it's just pretty far. He wants $750 for the trans alone, which is only $250 more for 60,000 less miles.

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Plus the cost of gas getting there and back...

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Plus the cost of gas getting there and back...

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Yea I know, but I start my job Monday so kinda need it done now.

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Yea I know, but I start my job Monday so kinda need it done now.
I guess you don't really have a choice then.

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I guess you don't really have a choice then.

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Problem is the money. I've exhausted my resources and everyone is broke.

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Problem is the money. I've exhausted my resources and everyone is broke.
I've got some spare change if it helps:/

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I'm trailering it to a trusted shop in Harmony. My step dad took his truck to a different shop for transmission problems, the shop wanted to rebuild the whole thing. Took it to this shop, and all he did is replace one electrical component and it fixed it. He's not out to screw anyone over.

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So what is your trans doing?/why does it need rebuilt?
I've got 135k on my nv3550 and the original clutch and my jeep has ran 33's for at least 50k miles and been on 35's for about 4-5k miles and still works fine and don't get what would go bad with so few miles like on yours. A friend of mine had to have his rebuilt around 80K but he beat on it when he first got it as a senior in highschool, (beating on it as in trying to show off that his jeep could do a wheelie if he drifted backwards and dumped the clutch in first at 5k rpm) so it wasn't surprising that his started going bad.

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So what is your trans doing?/why does it need rebuilt?
I've got 135k on my nv3550 and the original clutch and my jeep has ran 33's for at least 50k miles and been on 35's for about 4-5k miles and still works fine and don't get what would go bad with so few miles like on yours. A friend of mine had to have his rebuilt around 80K but he beat on it when he first got it as a senior in highschool, (beating on it as in trying to show off that his jeep could do a wheelie if he drifted backwards and dumped the clutch in first at 5k rpm) so it wasn't surprising that his started going bad.
Same here, I've got 145000 on my NV3550 and it's still going strong.

Every trans is like a snowflake though. What's good for one will kill the next one.

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All I have to say is that when you color match stuff you start to get really sketched out on the trail when stuff gets close to it. My fenders have been hit pretty damn hard twice in the same spot and are missing paint there.

And I'd say wait on jakes tranny. Get mom and dad to drop you off at work. We've all done it haha.

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All I have to say is that when you color match stuff you start to get really sketched out on the trail when stuff gets close to it. My fenders have been hit pretty damn hard twice in the same spot and are missing paint there.
Shouldn't really be an issue in his case if he is running MetalCloak flares. I've only hit my armor once in over 2 years because of those flares.
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All I have to say is that when you color match stuff you start to get really sketched out on the trail when stuff gets close to it. My fenders have been hit pretty damn hard twice in the same spot and are missing paint there.

And I'd say wait on jakes tranny. Get mom and dad to drop you off at work. We've all done it haha.
Nah, I'll drive the YJ. Things a POS to drive.

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