Alright guys I'm hoping you can give me some more input. Right now I'm working 13hrs/day, every day so I don't have any time to do any wrenching on the new 5 but I'd like to get ready for when I can in the next month. I'm thinking about getting some parts ordered but I want some input from you guys on the most sensible order of things. I've already got a YJ MC and brake booster so thats taken care of for the most part. Next comes the power steering conversion, if anyones got links to writeups or parts lists to do this conversion I'd really appreciate it. Then comes the TeamRush upgrade, I think I have a pretty good understanding of all I need for that but input is always welcome. Next, the shackle reversal kit along with lift. I haven't done a whole lot of research on qualities of kits for the late 5's yet or the real need for the shackle reversal; thoughts? Lastly I plan on doing a few minor interior/exterior tweaks ie new steering wheel, new levers, new knobs, getting all gauges working, roll bar pads, etc. Like I said I'm pretty new to the later model 5's so I'd really appreciate anything you guys can tell me about my options here.
The T4 will have a separate round shifter boot more towards the rear and the T176 boot is part of the Dana 300 TC boot as pictured in your photo. Crawling underneath you will see that your T176 is a top loading transmission and the T4 will have the shifter located further back on the transmission and just in front of the TC.
Anybody have any suggestions on my list of mods? After doing some further reading I'm thinking I'm going to hold off on the boomerang shackles and the shackle reversal for now. Also, I plan on doing the MC carb swap.