Originally Posted by Willybusmc
So you think it's gonna be cheaper and still workable to just get the adapter rather than put in a used ax15 and t case?
personally, i would say no.
the ax5 is a very light duty transmission. not to mention, off the top f my head, i cant think of a single company that provides an adaptor plate to bolt a 4.0 to an ax5. the aftermarket industry has pretty much agreed that the ax5 just isnt up to par for anything other than the 2.5
depending on where you get your engine, etc, it will probably be cheaper to just pull the transmission and transfer case with it, then getting a custom adaptor plate made.