|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|05-15-2019 09:00 AM|
Originally Posted by JeffBowser View Post
|05-15-2019 07:33 AM|
Hey, Boogie. I'm up here nearly everyday, but I don't have much to say up against the real experts up here.
Jerry - that tranny did get me out of the woods and back into town, I'm thankful for that. Close enough for a free tow to the recommended repair shop. I'm not complaining too much, although two more years would have been nice.
Doc - payments, that's the thing. We are 100% debt free right now. Not even a mortgage. I really want to keep it that way, but damn that Rubicon Gladiator. Up until that thing, literally nothing else on the market called my name. $57k configured as I want it, ouch.
|05-14-2019 10:54 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||Wait, what about those who keep saying manual transmissions never have problems that would keep you from driving it home? . J/K hope you get another 22 years and 128k miles out of the new one too.|
|05-14-2019 05:14 PM|
|222Doc||would keep the Baster..you know over the one you dont. new is great but the payments and INS and tags in two years would buy that trans and a new engine and last like said another 22 years. in 7 you could have a collection of Tjs.............|
|05-14-2019 04:59 PM|
|TheBoogieman||Long time no see. That's not bad for a 22 year run. Smart move getting a new trans. It should be good for another 22 years now. I'd love to have a Gladiator, but I'm poor and would be scared to ever take it offroad and enjoy it.|
|05-14-2019 12:12 PM|
Well it finally happened, after 22 years something major blew on my Jeep. Went on a family camping/wheeling trip last weekend in the Ocala National Forest and on the way back home 5th gear started feeling "weird" through the shifter handle. A few stoplights later I lost the ability to go into 3rd gear. Gas station up ahead, I pull in and see a trail of fluid ending in a puddle. Had it flat-bedded to a repair shop and they diagnosed the tranny with a destroyed input shaft bearing. 158k miles, and I treated it rather roughly in the woods (sand) over the years.
I left it behind in Ormond Beach and my son drove my wife and I home in his Cherokee, so I'm getting this fixed from out of town. The repair shop said nobody rebuilds, so they sourced a 90k mi used AX15 and wanted $1450 for it. I nixed that and had Advanced Adapters drop ship their new 26-AX15 to the shop for only a couple hundred more.
Point of this long-winded story, I had to work fast not a lot of time to search options - what's the opinion of the 26-AX15 up here? For the first time in 22 years I'm getting tempted by a new vehicle (the Gladiator), but I still want a few more years out of my TJ.