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sorrellsjm 01-21-2009 10:59 PM

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.

Jerry Bransford 01-21-2009 11:57 PM

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. :wavey:

infamousbliss 01-22-2009 09:02 AM

my auto is awesome in 4 wheeling situations. i feel it gives me more control.

panhead 01-22-2009 09:22 AM

Why? Don't do it. Trade or sell the Jeep you have now for a stick. Be cheaper and easier.
Panhead

Atthehop 01-22-2009 10:55 AM

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.

sorrellsjm 01-22-2009 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 312118)
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. :wavey:

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

Giancarlo 01-22-2009 10:59 PM

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

01TJ 01-24-2009 11:17 PM

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?
Corey.

01TJ 01-29-2009 06:08 PM

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
Corey.

01TJ 02-01-2009 08:11 PM

sweet.

01TJ 02-09-2009 02:34 PM

I would just like to say that I have recently completed this conversion and love it.
Thanks a lot.
Corey.

pyro 02-09-2009 02:50 PM

looks like some stuff is missing here?

01TJ 02-09-2009 02:53 PM

does kinda look like i was talking to myself doesnt it.....
Corey.


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