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Old 04-04-2011, 01:41 AM   #1
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Convert auto TJ to column shift?

Hi Guys,

I have a bit of an odd question that I don't think has come up before. I have a '97 Auto TJ in the UK (so RHD). I viewed an auto YJ before buying this one and the only thing I preferred about the YJ was that it had a column shift for the auto. Column shifters are pretty rare in Europe as almost all autos have a floor shifter. I really like the idea of the column shifter as I think it makes the centre console clearer and less cluttered, and it just feels more rugged and jeep-like to me.

That wasn't enough to sell me on the YJ due to it's condition and other factors, but I was wondering if there is any way to convert my TJ to column shift?

Have found a few posts on the YJ forum about converting them to floor shifts, which seems possible, so I wondered if anyone has gone the other way on the TJ and whether any kits and/or instructions are around to do this?

Thanks guys,

1997 Wrangler TJ 4.0L Sahara Automatic, Black
1989 BMW 635 CSi Highline Motorsport Auto, Misano Red
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:06 AM   #2
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You would have to go back to 1985 or later and get a jeep "AMC" shifter to complement your transmission jeep or. AMC as they were known then used general motors parts for the tranny and column.

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Old 04-04-2011, 02:22 AM   #3
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Or did the 87-95. Have something that was better. I dont know
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