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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2002, 08:43 PM
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Best place to buy?

After only 77,000 miles the AX-5 in my 1995 has died. I bought the Jeep used and the tranny gave me no signs of trouble before it died. It's completely trashed, and the parts alone for it would be over $1000. I would rather spend a little more and get a new one. Do you know the best place to get a new/completely rebuilt trans? The dealer wants over $2500 for one. I'm also going to replace the clutch while it's apart and can you guys point me there also. I'm using this Jeep as a daily driver and I'm planning on driving it forever. I'vs ALWAYS gotten good advice here and thanks ahead of time for your replies.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2002, 10:44 AM
 
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Re: Best place to buy?

Jasper http://www.jasperengines.com/frames.html is probably the best place for remanufactured items. Their price is high but so is their quality.
You could search on the web for re-man suppliers... many exist across (not acrosst) the US. Most big names should have good quality, but still - IMHO Jasper is best quality. http://www.google.com is a good search engine. I did a search on "remanufactured transmission" and found 5 companies on the first page with over 17k matches.
Obviously I know very little about the actual question you asked, sorry. Good luck with your quest. Seems like to me if you research first (like you are) and spend second... chances of success are better.
..."if at first you don't succeed... keep on suckin' 'til you do suck seed" - Curly Joe
Also check out e-bay. Used transmissions are almost always up for auction. Sometimes re-man suppliers auction their transmissions too.
For even more fun check out Advance Adapters http://www.advanceadapters.com/ Don't they offer a kit to swap a World Class T-4/5 in place of your AX-5? Much stronger transmission.

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Re: Best place to buy?

do you have a 2.5l or 4.0?? If you have a 2.5 the only tranny that you can get is either an auto that is on a 2.5 or another 5 spd, advance adapters only makes an adapter for the NV4500, and that is where I went. it literaly is 2500$ for the tranny and stuff, but its nice.

If you ahve a 4.0 I reccomend that you go for advanc adapters t5 transplant.

My tranny imploded after 70,000 miles with no signs.

A buddie went to aamco transmissions and they got him a rebuilt one for about 1500, but it had a year warr. and around the 5 year mark it imploded again..

IMO don't waste your money on any ax trannys.

if you have any questions feel free to ask.

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I have the ax5 that came with the 2.5L. Jasper no longer handles this model. Thanks for the help, but I'm still out of luck.

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I'd say see if you can swap in a nv4500, i'm not sure what the differances betweent he 2.5 and the 4.0 are but they can't be that different.

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the bellhousing is completely different. I swapped the nv4500 to my 2.5. I have a 304 I'm putting in and the bolt pattern is way different

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Re: Best place to buy?

I just thought I'd throw this in because I was looking at my new Quadratec master catalog today and they have what they say is a complete kit including a new NV4500, bell housing, x-fer case adapter, crossmember mount, clutch linkage, and necessary x-fer case linkage components to swap in the Nv4500 for an AX5. Cost $2699.95

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I saw that too. good deal I'd say. how did you like the belly on the front??!! I think they will get flamed for that.

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That was the whole reason I looked at the catalog.

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