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Unread 07-08-2010, 04:53 PM   #1
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inquiry: 2005 rubi auto swap with 2005 manual

Basically, i found a 2005 rubicon for a great price, but its an automatic...
I own a 2005, manual - but its a 4cyl. My femalien wants an auto, I want the rubicon engine/axles/lockers. How hard would it be to swap the two. Is it just unbolt, install, viola? What would I be looking at? Any input is much appreciated! Thanks!

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Unread 07-08-2010, 05:40 PM   #2
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i would say definately not a voila...scenerio... you have to swap everything IIRC, complete drivetrain, chassis wire harnesses, computer, clutch/pedal assembly, radiators [not sure on that], motor mounts?, skid plates, exhausts. i believe the steering pillow blocks are even different too. and all that stuff is X2 cause youd have to do both jeeps... its definately not like just salvaging 1 jeep to upgrade another ... your needin' 2 functional jeeps at the end.. not hard just involved and TIME CONSUMING.......

just take the rubicon... i have a complete I6, trans, harness and computer out of my 06 rubicon i pulled for the hemi swap you can drop in the 05 manual for her. 2g for everything i have and 1/2 the headache.... if you want to get her an auto then id do something like that... but the completed engine swap project better be perfect or you'll never hear the end of it

all thats left of my rubicon are the stickers on the hood and the switch in the dash
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Unread 07-08-2010, 06:13 PM   #3
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hmmm...

well, plan B is to just take the axles/lockers and swap em ^^
some form of engine swap into my 4cyl will just happen later in life i guess haha..
i just personally dont want an auto
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Gennaro drummed his fingers on the dashboard. "What are we waiting for?"
Muldoon didn't answer immediately. "The rex is out there somewhere," he said, squinting at the landscape in the morning sun. "And we don't have any weapons worth a damn."
"We're in a Jeep"
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Unread 07-08-2010, 06:16 PM   #4
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and thanks for the info, Panda.
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They waited, and watched.
Gennaro drummed his fingers on the dashboard. "What are we waiting for?"
Muldoon didn't answer immediately. "The rex is out there somewhere," he said, squinting at the landscape in the morning sun. "And we don't have any weapons worth a damn."
"We're in a Jeep"
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