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Unread 09-02-2012, 02:51 PM   #16
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Again, it depends if you're doing technical rocks, Malling or spinning through mud.
Probably going to be doing a bit of each!

Anyways, thanks for all the information, opinions, and BS For time and money's sake, we'll keep the t-150 in there until we break it or get tired of it

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Unread 09-02-2012, 03:46 PM   #17
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Probably going to be doing a bit of each!

Anyways, thanks for all the information, opinions, and BS For time and money's sake, we'll keep the t-150 in there until we break it or get tired of it
If you plan on doing rocks then think about your D30 front axle. You don't give any info on tires and the rest of your drive train in your profile.
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Unread 09-03-2012, 12:21 PM   #18
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I have a T150 behind my mild sbc350. It gets the job done for me.
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Unread 09-05-2012, 05:29 AM   #19
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The T150 is in reality a Ford 3.03 RAT three speed. This trans was found in both cars to pickup trucks. It is a very strong transmission and will hold up well to most abuse. Of course you can break anything if you pound on it hard enough.
As for a slick shifting four speed. The T176 (another Ford offering, I believe it was designated the RUG) is as good as you're going to get with a bolt in four speed trans that shifts smoothly and will hold up to regular abuse. Otherwise, you can look at an early car four speed. T10's were popular back in the day, and adapters were available (from AA) but the trans may be cost prohibitive now.
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Unread 02-22-2013, 10:45 PM   #20
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I ran this Engine Tranny combo for a long time with no problems per say took out a cluster gear in 1983 and rebuilt the transmission and never had another problem with it. I did not run it soft either. I converted over to a Ford top loader 4 speed about 5 years ago but the T-150 was still going strong at that point. I still keep the T-150 around for a back up in case I break the top loader.
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Unread 02-22-2013, 11:36 PM   #21
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Be careful with 2nd gear. That's the weak point in those 3 speeds.
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Unread 02-23-2013, 01:07 AM   #22
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JeepDaddy2000...I was TOTALLY unaware that a T-10 could be fitted. Darn it all to heck!
Edit: I loves the T-10. And I have 1 that had a fresh "bench build" done to it. I didn't do my reseach/due diligence. 10 seconds found me this.
http://www.northwestfab.com/Borg-War...ter_p_283.html
But after making my own skidplate, mounts, extending the t-case rods and the Novak adapter for the T-18...it seems a tad late.
My buddy, who copied my CJ down to the color, wiped his barely used T-176 behind his semi-warmed crate 360. He's a fairly moderate mall crawler w/33s. Kinda made me gun-shy of the T-176 for use in my 400+ hp all glass CJ.
For my personal knowlege, are my fears of the T-176 for a performance engine unfounded? It "seems" to be the trans I should be using. I just trail ride, loves me mud and like the light to light street drags. Not much into "technical rock crawling"
Maybe I'll have to build another copy of this CJ for comparison. Research. For the benefit of mankind. Maybe throw a solar panel on the hood and see if I can score a Fed Grant!
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Unread 02-23-2013, 05:05 AM   #23
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Hutch,

Don't forget about the T-19. You can get it with 4:1, 5:1, or 6:1 first gear, and it's synchronized, so you don't have to be at a full stop to get it into 1st, like you do with a NP435 and T-18.

With a factory Jeep T-18 shifter, the T-19 throw is quite short. I can run thru all my gears without lifting my elbow off the center console. If you are seriously shopping for something different, I can snap some shots of the shifter position in all gears. It really is comfortable to drive.

Anyway, I thought I'd throw that out there. For some reason, the T-19 gets overlooked in these threads, perhaps because it's not as common.

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Unread 02-23-2013, 04:07 PM   #24
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Matt, untill you mentioned it, I'd never heard of the T-19. Which of course would also suit my needs better. Meh, at least I have a bullet-proof trans. SLOW, but solid. I can take solace that I got a barely used Novak trans w/adapter...for $100 over the price of just the adapter. Maybe I shouldn't be speed shifting a hi-po, 4,000 lbs vehicle w/35" tires.
Of course, maybe it's Gods' way of telling me that my rollbar has seen enough use!
Thanx for the pix offer Matt, but the T-18 is in until it breaks. Now, since I've said it aloud, everything else AROUND it will break..except the trans itself!
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