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post #1 of 5 Old 02-23-2013, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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I recently bought a 1978 cj7 with 3 speed t150 it has the 304 but second gear won't hold unless you physically hold it in. I would like to get first gear down a little lower but can you guys give me some suggestions like what a t18 swap entails.

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-23-2013, 09:13 PM
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T18 swap entails a shorter bell housing, and a shorter ouput shaft on the T18. I found a bell on fleabay for~ $100 and a shaft at Novaks I believe. You will also need a tranny to Xfer case adapter. The driveline will have to be adjusted for length as well.

Or you could rebuild the tranny you have now.
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post #3 of 5 Old 02-24-2013, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
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Is there any way to change gearing in the tremec t150 the first gear is def not low enough
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-24-2013, 07:04 AM
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No but you can get a Teralow kit or

They say money can't buy happiness but it can buy Jeep parts...and Jeep parts make me really Happy.
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post #5 of 5 Old 02-24-2013, 06:57 PM
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A t18 swap and a Teralow will be the same

Money by the time your are done. Driveshafts have to be changed with the t18 so that adds $400-500 right there

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