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12-13-2019 07:45 PM
40vern
well

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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Why?
for one i have driving anything with an automatic. nothing wrong with them but if i drive it then i want a manual.
as for as the price. it came in my donor jeep. i have gone from a 4 cylinder ax5 to a 4.0 ax15. i sell the parts that i dont need but i dont sell them for profit. i just sell them to help cover the cost of my projects.
parted out a 93 xj last year after i got the parts that i need to do an 2wd auto to a 4wd ax15.
12-13-2019 11:27 AM
TJnBC
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Someone with less skills can go farther. I'm a retired Motocross pro that takes everything I do personally. When I see 3' of snow, it's a competition, not a problem.

p.s. My job security depends on me doing my job. Takes the fun out of everything. That's why I drive Jeeps.
12-13-2019 11:04 AM
TJnBC
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Why?
they are strong manual transmission. IF /when my 6speed dies, I will swap in an AX15. Had zero issues with my AX15 in my 97 TJ. Direct swap for the OP, easy peasy. It lasted this long, why not?
12-13-2019 10:40 AM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by TJnBC View Post
stick with your AX15
Why?
12-13-2019 10:39 AM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by 40vern View Post
i just sold one for 250. swapped in an ax15.
Why?
12-13-2019 10:34 AM
TJnBC stick with your AX15
12-13-2019 10:19 AM
40vern
auto

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Originally Posted by Wheelin98TJ View Post
3 speed automatic. It's the stock auto transmission for 97-02 TJs.
i just sold one for 250. swapped in an ax15.
12-13-2019 09:54 AM
jeep63
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Originally Posted by mukluk View Post
I'd just stick with an AX15 unless a good 3550 practically fell in your lap for next to nothing. My personal opinion is the NSG370 isn't an upgrade from the previous five speed transmissions.
I second this. I've never personally driven a Jeep with an NV3550, but I have driven ones with the AX15, and my 10A has the NSG370 which is not an upgrade to say the least.
12-12-2019 08:57 PM
40vern i love the ax15. i have done three swaps so far. one was a 97tj that i swapped in a ax15 and a 350. my 95 xj was 2wd auto, now it is a 4wd 5 speed. my 98 tj was a 4 cylinder now it is a 4.0 with an ax15.
you can get them new or pick one up for about 400 and run the heck out of them.
12-12-2019 05:01 PM
Wheelin98TJ
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Originally Posted by hubbabubba View Post
OK Boogie-- clue me in on what that is
3 speed automatic. It's the stock auto transmission for 97-02 TJs.
12-12-2019 04:48 PM
BlueFl.Wrangler
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Upgrade it to a 32rh.
OK Boogie-- clue me in on what that is
12-12-2019 04:47 PM
Maverickxeo My dad's 99 has an AX15 and my 02 has an NV3550.

Of the two, my dad's seems 'smoother' but he has problems with second gear which arose at a lower mileage than what my NV3550 is currently sitting at. I abuse the heck out of my NV3550 and I have had no issues with it whatsoever. I do like the first gear being as low as it is, although for daily driving that low of a gear does make life a little annoying.

That said, I wouldn't consider one an upgrade over another - rather they are essentially equal. If you have an AX15 from factory, I'd just use it - same with the NV3550.
12-12-2019 03:33 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by TheBoogieman View Post
Upgrade it to a 32rh.
X2, that's what I did and it was right up there with installing front and rear lockers in terms of offroad benefits.
12-12-2019 08:37 AM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by Kiwi_TJ View Post
I would welcome any advice or opinions
Upgrade it to a 32rh.
12-12-2019 07:49 AM
JeffBowser You can buy a brand new AX-15 from several retailers for around the same price as a rebuilt. Just replaced mine this year after an internal seal failed and it ran dry on the way back home.

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Originally Posted by Kiwi_TJ View Post
Hi Jerry,


Thanks for that, good to have confirmation of the best way to go when my current one wears out. I have found with Jeeps, it always pays to be prepared. Seems to be that it is normally cheaper to get another one from a dismantler than rebuild and existing one.
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