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post #736 of 737 Old 11-04-2016, 02:27 AM
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Originally Posted by TheJeepSpartan
Hey guys- think I found the thread where I can get this answered! I have been contemplating doing a 6.1l hemi swap to my 1997 Jeep TJ and want to know if the NV4500 Dodge 5spd Manual Trans will bolt right up to the modern 6.1l hemi out of an SRT8 Grand Cherokee. I want to keep a manual trans in my Jeep for obvious reasons and need to replace mine regardless. If it doesn't bolt up to it, is there an adapter kit I can use? Any other recommendations for a manual trans to use with this swap? My current set-up: 1997 Jeep TJ SPORT 4.0l 5speed manual 4inch rough country suspension lift 2inch body lift Dana 35's front and rear with 4.10 gears 35inch Mickey T's Hole in muffler

Call Jeep Speed Shop. They did a swap with an NV3550.


I don't know about NV4500, but they should be able to help you.

FWIW, you have a front D30 not 35. And your D35 in the rear is shaking in its boots at the thought of a Hemi pushing power through it. It's barely adequate for the 35" tires much less 300+HP. Just sayin. ;-)

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post #737 of 737 Old 11-04-2016, 10:37 AM
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You're running 35" tires on a stock D35? That's not advisable in the first place. Putting more torque to it is a very bad idea. There are several common options out there, but essentially you'd have to replace that rear axle with something else that's bigger and stronger. How many options you have depends primarily on your budget. But if you're talking about a custom hemi and tranny swap, then I'm going budget is not a major factor
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