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Old 01-21-2009, 10:59 PM   #1
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automatic tranny to manual tranny conversion

Ok how much trouble and money and i lookin at with this project i really miss having a manual and want to change my 2000 sahara to a manual from automatic.

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Old 01-21-2009, 11:57 PM   #2
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For rock crawling and extremely difficult trail love reasons, I converted from my 5-speed to an automatic which TRANSFORMED my TJ as much as my front and rear lockers and my RE long-arm suspension did. If you want to do the opposite conversion for offroading reasons, I think you're nutso for wanting to. But just to answer your question, going from an automatic to a 5-speed would be an even more difficult conversion than what I did and mine wasn't trivial. I wouldn't do it if I were you.

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Old 01-22-2009, 09:02 AM   #3
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my auto is awesome in 4 wheeling situations. i feel it gives me more control.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:22 AM   #4
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Why? Don't do it. Trade or sell the Jeep you have now for a stick. Be cheaper and easier.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:55 AM   #5
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It's not just the trans and shifter, you need the complete hydraulic clutch system. Like they say above, sell it and get a manual unit. Mines a commuter vehicle and it's more fun to drive a manual.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:13 PM   #6
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For rock crawling and extremely difficult trail love reasons, I converted from my 5-speed to an automatic which TRANSFORMED my TJ as much as my front and rear lockers and my RE long-arm suspension did. If you want to do the opposite conversion for offroading reasons, I think you're nutso for wanting to. But just to answer your question, going from an automatic to a 5-speed would be an even more difficult conversion than what I did and mine wasn't trivial. I wouldn't do it if I were you.
Na i just want a manual cause its fun and i just traded my srt-4 for my jeep at thanksgiving cause i needed somem more reliable now im missin driving a stick and i want better gas mileage. I didnt know it was as difficult as people say i figured i would just need the hydrolic sylindar, clutch, tranny and a pcm from a manual jeep. Oh and a clutch peddle and lines
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my trans blew a month ago.. i wanted to do the conversion because i only wheel on trails which never really have bolders or extreme articulation things....i wanted a manual just because thats how i learned to drive tj's with and for better control of the trans with inclines on highways and such.. the auto rebuild costed 1400 and thats with heavy duty torque convertor, hayden trans cooler, and heaver clutch disks and atf 5 fluid... the trans shop said it would cost around 2000 for labor on just the auto to manual swap .. i called davies jeeps and found a 36,000 rubi trans and transfer case and all necessary swap parts such as clutch cylinder pedals and everything for 1600..

its not worth doing that swap unless you can do the swap yourself.. so i decided to just rebuild my auto and im loving it but im still miss the manual
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:17 PM   #8
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I too am interested in this swap. i have a 3 speed auto that just went out in my jeep and always wanted a stick. so is it worth it if i really want a stick and can do the swap myself? what complications would i encounter if i dont swap the computer? just a check engine light from the torque converter lockup or is there going to be drivability issues aswell?
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:08 PM   #9
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any advice on how to remedy the spline count difference between a 2.5 auto transfer case imput shaft and the manual transfer case? they are 23 and the other is 21 respectfully. just a new imput shaft? thanks
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:34 PM   #11
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I would just like to say that I have recently completed this conversion and love it.
Thanks a lot.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:50 PM   #12
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looks like some stuff is missing here?
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:53 PM   #13
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does kinda look like i was talking to myself doesnt it.....
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