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General Information

Name
CJ-8 Scrambler
Year
1982
Model
Scrambler
1982 CJ-8 Scrambler Scrambler

Modifications

Suspension
4" BDS
Wheel and Tire
Mickey Thompson bullet holes 33"x 12.50" BFG
Engine
258
Transmission
T5
Future Modifications
5.3l GEN IV with 6L80 tranny
Axle Gear Ratio
4:10
Rear Axle
AMC 20 w/ forged axles
Transfer Case
Dana 300
Front Axle
Dana 30
Information
About to pull the weak 258ci and T5 tranny and put in a GEN IV 5.3l LH6 with a 6L80 tranny. I hope to get helpful tips from all of the experience on this website and to share some of the learnings that I get out of this project.

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How did your build go. I’m doing an LS with 6l80 now. How did you configure your shifter?
 

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The Jeep is running. I used a Lokar electronic sport shifter to work the 6L80E.
Used a Tap-n-Cruise unit to send the signals from the shifter to the TCM for when I want to shift the tranny manually.
It's basically just like a dual gate shifter that I used to have in '67 GTO.
 

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I ordered the Lokar shifter as well. Their tech service department has been useless helping me source a transmission controller. I was about to box it up and send it back to them. I will look into the Gap n cruise. Any problems adapting with the Lokar three wire set up? Thanks for the feedback.
 

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Wiring up the Lokar shifter to the Tap n Cruise box wasn't too bad. The wiring diagrams and instructions that came with the TnC were pretty thorough.
Bob Valentine, the engineer with TnC, is really helpful too. You would want to talk to him before you order it anyway to tell him what you are using it for and he can pre-configure it for your application to make the install easier. I used it to also add cruise control and a Tow/Haul button. If you get the display that goes with it you can see the gear shifts and cruise control speed settings as well. In the future I may also use it to help with remote start.
Any other questions you have let me know. You will be really happy with the result once you get your running with the 5.3l..
 

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I attached a photo of the shifter and console that I installed. It also shows the display and Tow/Haul button.
The console came out of an Isuzu trooper
 

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