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JimL 02-24-2012 04:12 PM

I would like to put stronger trans in
 
I have a 97 TJ with the 4 cyc and manual trans in it.
I heard this is a week trans and I want to put a snow plow on it.
I want to keep the engine because I have spent money on it.
So does any body know of a manual trans that is strong that I could put in.
Thanks
JimL
Jim59@AOL.com

IslandTJ 02-24-2012 06:19 PM

Weak as will break or weak as in torque? You may want to research gearing options for either your differentials or transfer case.

coolbreeze 02-24-2012 06:41 PM

Some ideas here Complete, Turn-Key Transmission Packages for Jeeps, good luck :wavey:

Jerry Bransford 02-24-2012 08:06 PM

I'd run the existing AX-5 transmission, making sure it is lubed with the right GL-4 75W-90 gear lube. If it craps out, I'd install another AX-5 because they are dirt cheap to buy. Far cheaper and easier than trying to adapt a stronger transmision.

Curro 02-24-2012 08:15 PM

You can do an AX15 swap. You will need a dakota bell housing and a few other things. Never done it myself so I cant tell you exactly what you will need but its definitely been done before..

Jerry Bransford 02-24-2012 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Curro (Post 2071388)
You can do an AX15 swap. You will need a dakota bell housing and a few other things. Never done it myself so I cant tell you exactly what you will need but its definitely been done before..

It's not all that easy, you have to get into the transmission because the AX-15's input and output shafts would have to be swapped.

Curro 02-24-2012 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 2071399)
It's not all that easy, you have to get into the transmission because the AX-15's input and output shafts would have to be swapped.

Yeah its sounds to be a little on the difficult side. He did ask for a stronger trans and that would be a viable option if he is willing to do the work..

Irongrave 02-24-2012 09:24 PM

the plow will kill the jeep before the AX5 gives up the ghost


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