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post #1 of 3 Old 09-17-2018, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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College Student WK Build

Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum and i'm an owner of a 05 WK 4.7l V8 and its pretty much all stock other than a new water pump, new radiator w/ hoses, and mid muffler delete. the car is at about 213k miles and the engine runs very well from the opinions i've gotten at two different garages a couple months back. The main issue on the jeep is the transmission lags with the shifting and i know it needs to be fixed up. I'm starting this thread to get some recommendations on how i should go about getting this issue fixed. Should i get it rebuilt or replace the whole transmission from a junkyard or something. I'm how you say "ballin on a budget" and a college student budget at that haha. Also what other mods do you all recommend i put on her? I have 31 in tires waiting to be put on it but i have yet to decide on an affordable lift kit considering the Bilstein 5100s. Let me know!!

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-17-2018, 06:01 PM
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213k miles with trans problems? i'd find another base if you really like WKs rather than dumping money into that, especially if you're "ballin on a budget"

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post #3 of 3 Old 09-17-2018, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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but wouldnt changing the trans fix the issue?? ive found a couple solid transmissions on one with 56k miles on it for 500 and i have buddies that can install it for me i know the engine is really solid and will keep running forever with proper maintenance
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