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Unread 02-28-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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New Tranny

Well I finally pulled the trigger and purchased a 5 spd for my cj7. I went with a ax15 and a dana300 to go behind my sbc350. Currently I am saving $ for the adapters that i will need. If anyone has done this conversion before and has any advice or lessons learned from when you did it i would really appreciate it.

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Unread 05-07-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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I have just about saved up enough $$ to pull the trigger on the adapters for the swap....any preferences between Novak vs advance adapters from anyone who has done the sbc with an ax15?

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Unread 05-08-2013, 04:45 AM   #3
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I have no personal experience with that swap or the adapters- but I hate to see a post go unanswered....

I've heard good things about both companies. I bet that if we bark enough over here, others will chime in.

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Unread 05-08-2013, 05:08 AM   #4
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I have just about saved up enough $$ to pull the trigger on the adapters for the swap....any preferences between Novak vs advance adapters from anyone who has done the sbc with an ax15?

Thanks
Dont own anything from either company but have spoke with the folks at Novak and they were extemeily polite and helpful. I know they are reputable so I will cast a vote for Novak. That being said you probably cant go with either company.

Let us know how it turns out.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 05:28 AM   #5
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I installed an ax-15 between my rebuilt 4.2 and Dana 300 earlier this spring and I bought the adapter/clocking ring from Novak along with several other items needed to mate everything together. They have a great website where you can study up on just about every possible drive train combination.

I worked with Jeremy and he was very helpful. If you search my postings you'll see lots of pictures and commentary on the build.

I recommend researching clocking the Dana 300 flat or as close as flat as possible if you plan to do any significant wheeling. I'm in the process on fabricating a new belly pan that will be nearly flat across the frame rails. I'm going to gain close to 4 inches of clearance with the new set up. It's worth looking into...

Good luck!
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Unread 05-08-2013, 09:16 AM   #6
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Dont know if it helps or if he would ship but I have been looking at this real hard http://denver.craigslist.org/pts/3755954662.html
Never mind. Looking at it more it looks like the fork is on the pass side.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 09:25 AM   #7
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I'm crawling this thread, as I'm on the search for an ax15 myself. I already have the d300, and was thinking about ordering the adapters now so when I find a tranny I can get it done ASAP

I really like the Novak website, I know that's not a huge factor but they both get good reviews...
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Unread 05-08-2013, 11:22 AM   #8
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Im prety new to this jeep transmission stuff is an ax15 a manual or auto trans?
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Unread 05-08-2013, 11:35 AM   #9
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Im prety new to this jeep transmission stuff is an ax15 a manual or auto trans?
5 speed manual.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 12:22 PM   #10
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I've used Novak. Bought a T-18/20 adapter. One of the guys talked me out of an item they sell. He said "It's a silly item for people w/too much cash, it really won't fit your needs, and felt its' strength wasn't up to par....but we sell it 'cuz people want them". I appreciated his candor. Saved me $$$$ and possible breaking down.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 03:04 PM   #11
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I'm about 500 shy of doing the ax15 conversion package.Novak was very helpfull so far in getting me out the quote and options.Lost my T4 a while back and wasn't going to rebuild it..Sad i've had the Jeep 30 years this month and it sits broke in the driveway.Guess i'll pour a couple of shots.One for me and one in the gas tank for the CJ
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Unread 05-08-2013, 07:51 PM   #12
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Its gonna cost me $1400 for the adapters and hydrolic clutch upgrade.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 10:32 PM   #13
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Its gonna cost me $1400 for the adapters and hydrolic clutch upgrade.
price of having fun doesn't come cheap
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Unread 05-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #14
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Haha....Very true!!
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