hmmm, if im remembering correctly, i said something about changing a Grand Cherokee into manual one time and someone said something about the AX-5 tranny not working with a V8 due to torque reasons, but i could be wrong, sorry i couldnt be much help with that one... good luck with eveything on it...
2001 XJ Cherokee, 4.0L
NV3550 5-spd. transmission
31x10.5" Hifly All Terrain tires