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post #1 of 12 Old 11-25-2012, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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AX15 to NV3550 swap questions

I need to repair or replace the AX15 in my '99 TJ. I have located a NV3550 from an '02 Wrangler X with 87K on it, the guy wants $300 obo for it. My question is if this is the best way to go. Is the NV a direct bolt-in replacement for the AX? Or is there any other mods that need to be done? I'm sure lots of people have done this before ... just looking for some advice/comments. Thanks...


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post #3 of 12 Old 12-01-2012, 02:28 PM
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is it the best way to go, 6 to 1 half dozen to another, it is technically stronger (slightly), but nv requires (in pretty sure) a special fluid that is more expensive than good old gear oil. Depending on the repairs that yours needs, it may also be a cheaper route (if the Nv is in good condition).

as far as i know it is a direct swap, i would really take a look at my trans mount and make sure its in good condition. i would bleed my lines for the slave cylinder (just cuz your messing with it some anyways). depending on how many miles yours have i would make sure to inspect for ware on the clutch fork and its pivot points (should be fine but worth checking out). and since u didnt say how many miles your clutch has i would say replace that and possibly your flywheel also, depending on the condition of it, basic stuff.

if you get the clutch fork from the other trans and its in better shape feel free to use it, they are identical.

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Whats wrong with your ax15?

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I went the other direction in an '04. I used the same bell housing. Everything was a straight swap.
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what about the position of the shift lever? are they in the same location?

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they are nearly identical size wise. the shifter will be in the same location. uses the same mount. will bolt to your skid without mods.
just bolt it in and go. buy a new mount! swap the clutch slave and master if they are not in perfect shape. might want a new clutch while your at it.

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Why not go 4550 much more beef

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Why not go 4550 much more beef
I dont really need anything real beefy ... I just do light offroading at the most. Just looking for the easiest /cheapest fix.

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Why not go 4550 much more beef
You've done this have you? It's not even close to bolt in.

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Did i ever say it was? Troll

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Did i ever say it was? Troll
Yes, I am certainly a troll for pointing out the absurdness of recommending a transmission that requires adapters
and custom mounts in a thread where the OP was asking about OEM replacement options.

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