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Old 02-04-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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5 speed swap

I have found to a of forms about people going from a 5 speed to a auto but nothing about the other way around.

I'm wanting to put a 5 speed tranny in my 2000 jeep wrangler TJ sport, and I was wanting to know what all I would need for the swap and what a price rang would be for this swap?

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:04 PM   #2
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I have found to a of forms about people going from a 5 speed to a auto but nothing about the other way around.

I'm wanting to put a 5 speed tranny in my 2000 jeep wrangler TJ sport, and I was wanting to know what all I would need for the swap and what a price rang would be for this swap?
Well..there are a lot of variables to that question, are you looking for a price on the parts or the parts and labor to do the swap? Since it appears you have the 32RH, sometimes you can trade or sell that to someone looking to do the opposite that you are as its a pretty popular Trans. I have also spent some time with the NV3550 that you would be putting in yours and very muched liked the way it shifted. Labor rates will vary, but I think you could find a complete Nv3550 set up for around $1000.

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Well..there are a lot of variables to that question, are you looking for a price on the parts or the parts and labor to do the swap? Since it appears you have the 32RH, sometimes you can trade or sell that to someone looking to do the opposite that you are as its a pretty popular Trans. I have also spent some time with the NV3550 that you would be putting in yours and very muched liked the way it shifted. Labor rates will vary, but I think you could find a complete Nv3550 set up for around $1000.
I was going to do all the work my self, but I replyed to your message with my other question and what not
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:06 PM   #4
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Hey, The Big-A, just curious about why you want to go from auto to 5-speed. I also have a 2000 Sport but I have the NV3550. I enjoy driving it and have had no trouble of any kind with it, but I have considered swapping it for a 32rh auto. I like both transmissions. Is the lack of an overdrive why you don't like the 32rh?
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Hey, The Big-A, just curious about why you want to go from auto to 5-speed. I also have a 2000 Sport but I have the NV3550. I enjoy driving it and have had no trouble of any kind with it, but I have considered swapping it for a 32rh auto. I like both transmissions. Is the lack of an overdrive why you don't like the 32rh?
It's not that I don't like it, it's more was I have more fun driving a 5 speed then I do a auto. I know that the tranny I got is a really good one infact it's one of the last ones like it that jeep put in the wrangler before they went to that electrical one. I'm trying to find way I can get better MPG and I know stander shifts is one way. Before the lift and tires and bumper I was getting 15 and now with the lift and 34 and the extra weight on the front end I'm luck to get 9 and with the way gas is its killing the wallet. And also to me have a jeep that's not a stander just does not feel like, that's the only thing I wish I would have done different when I got it, made sure it was a stander. But I'm more set on getting a play toy like a older jeep wrangler and making it for off road use only.
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It's not that I don't like it, it's more was I have more fun driving a 5 speed then I do a auto. I know that the tranny I got is a really good one infact it's one of the last ones like it that jeep put in the wrangler before they went to that electrical one. I'm trying to find way I can get better MPG and I know stander shifts is one way. Before the lift and tires and bumper I was getting 15 and now with the lift and 34 and the extra weight on the front end I'm luck to get 9 and with the way gas is its killing the wallet. And also to me have a jeep that's not a stander just does not feel like, that's the only thing I wish I would have done different when I got it, made sure it was a stander. But I'm more set on getting a play toy like a older jeep wrangler and making it for off road use only.
What ratio are you running with your 34's?
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I hear what you are saying about the gas mileage. With the 5-speed, 31's, and 3.73's I get around 16 or 17 if I drive it easy. This is my daily driver, and I can't afford an extra car. What gears are you running?
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It's not that I don't like it, it's more was I have more fun driving a 5 speed then I do a auto. I know that the tranny I got is a really good one infact it's one of the last ones like it that jeep put in the wrangler before they went to that electrical one. I'm trying to find way I can get better MPG and I know stander shifts is one way. Before the lift and tires and bumper I was getting 15 and now with the lift and 34 and the extra weight on the front end I'm luck to get 9 and with the way gas is its killing the wallet. And also to me have a jeep that's not a stander just does not feel like, that's the only thing I wish I would have done different when I got it, made sure it was a stander. But I'm more set on getting a play toy like a older jeep wrangler and making it for off road use only.
9 doesn't sound right. I'm on 33s with 4 inch lift, 3.73 and front and rear bumpers and get 13-14 average.
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Sounds like you calculating your mpg without changing your speedo gear in the tranny thus getting false readings. Might want to straighten that out before you do the swap if that is one of your main reasons.
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man i wish you lived near me id trade you everything you need. i want an auto in my jeep
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What ratio are you running with your 34's?
Right now my gears are 307 and I still need to change that gear so that my speedometer works,
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Right now my gears are 307 and I still need to change that gear so that my speedometer works,
Possibly calculating mpg with bad numbers? If I read your previous post correctly you have 34" tires and 3.07 gearing? A transmission swap is not going to help that a whole lot. A little ratio shuffle but loss of initial torque with the same tires and axle gearing is going to be a let down in my opinion.
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Possibly calculating mpg with bad numbers? If I read your previous post correctly you have 34" tires and 3.07 gearing? A transmission swap is not going to help that a whole lot. A little ratio shuffle but loss of initial torque with the same tires and axle gearing is going to be a let down in my opinion.
Yeah I just remember that last night I would have to change the gears in the front and rear end for the 5 speed to atless some 3.40's or something like that. I think I'm just going to get a old jeep ad start all over ad make a bad ass play toy.

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