Originally Posted by marshmellow2
I have a 1983 CJ 5 with a T-176 behind the stock 258. Trans is stuck in gear and needs to be rebuilt. The jeep came with a spare T-5 when I bought it. I want to put the T-5 in until I can figure out what to replace it with. I have the bell housing clutch and flywheel for the T-5. Both of these had the Dana 300 connected to them. My question is will the T-5 go in with little to no mods? I do not want to change the driveshafts or alter the mounts. I know the T-5 has a bad reputation but it is working and I really would like to be using the Jeep until I can afford, find the right T-case tranny combo.
You'll need to move the skid plate and you will need to change your driveshaft lengths. You can buy some driveshafts off of ebay fairly cheap for the T4/T5 trannys.
85 CJ7 258, borla header, Team Rush, MC2100 ,optima batt, Warn 8274, agr super box 2 & pump, T5 w/ B&M shifter, centerforce 2, superior 1 piece axles, warn hubs 2.5 in lift, 31" BFG MT
85 CJ7 258, A/C, T176, MC2100, Team Rush, Warn XD8000i, superwinch hubs, 3in lift 31" BFG AT/KO