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Unread 06-13-2011, 02:03 PM   #16
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Sorry to hijack your thread, I just called the local part store to get a torque converter and had zero luck, they said the 85 CJ with a 258 never came with a TF999 so they didn't wanna talk to me. What year vehicle came with a 258 and 999 that they would have in their computer? Maybe a scrambler? If anybody knows right off hand that would be great, then I can get a TC and flex plate and skip the sarcastic point of view from the not so helpful guy behind the counter..

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Also, my TF999 came out of an '88 YJ. Bolted right in to my '86. Got my flexplate and bolts from the local Dodge dealer.

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Unread 06-13-2011, 03:18 PM   #17
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Do you have a lift? I read that there can be issues with the 727's pan and the front driveshaft if you don't have a lift.
Sorry but I can't comment on clearance. Yes my cj has had a lift since I bought it and though I have altered the lift I have not taken it back to original setup.
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Unread 06-13-2011, 03:47 PM   #18
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The TF-999 started in the 80 CJ-7 and ran to 86 and was also used 87-90 in YJs. They showed up in some 6cyl FSJs but they are hit or miss. Stick with the 80-86 CJ7 with a 258 for reference. Also, some were lockup and some were not. If the last 5/8" of the input is smooth (no splines) then it needs a lockup converter. If it is splined all the way to the end it is non-lockup. You may need to specify which one to the parts guy. I priced converters for when I am ready to do my rebuild and I found not all places carry them. Make sure you go for a low stall.
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Unread 06-13-2011, 04:50 PM   #19
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OK...not that there hasn't been some great information in this thread, I'm going to try to get it back on track.

It sounds like, since I plan on lifting the CJ5, that my best option is to swap in a 4 speed (T-18?) and make sure I have the granny low?
That and make sure I add a heavy duty clutch.
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Unread 06-13-2011, 04:56 PM   #20
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Unless you lengthen the wheelbase, yes, stick with a manual transmission.
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Unread 06-13-2011, 06:15 PM   #21
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OK...not that there hasn't been some great information in this thread, I'm going to try to get it back on track.

It sounds like, since I plan on lifting the CJ5, that my best option is to swap in a 4 speed (T-18?) and make sure I have the granny low?
That and make sure I add a heavy duty clutch.
Thats probably the most sensible move in a cj5. I did just the opposite removing the granny low t18/d20 and swapping in the 999/300 but I have a cj6 so I can get away with it.

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Unread 06-13-2011, 06:16 PM   #22
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Centerforce clutch!!! was a little harder to push than the OEM in my 4 speed, but after I got used to it, I wouldn't trade it!!! (cept maybe for a 999) sorry for derailin' your thread
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Unread 06-13-2011, 07:21 PM   #23
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Don't mind the derail at all. As I said, it was full of information.
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