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Re: Transmission change?
IMHO - given that your Jeep is essentially "new" ...you will spend less money and find less trouble to sell your current automatic transmission TJ and buy a different TJ with manual transmission.
If you are set on swapping, points to ponder:
Will need manual specific parts like: clutch, flywheel, clutch master and slave cylinders, clutch/brake pedals, etc.
Current electronics will need to be tapped into for the Jeep to know about the auto to manual swap
Will need to put that annoying little "shift light" bulb in the dash panel [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
Given your TJ is 4cyl, you will also need to get the transfer case from the donor. Else swap t/c input shaft too as the input spline count is different from auto to manual on 4cyl TJ.
Transmission length is different too, so drive shafts will likely need to be swapped as well. (or modified)
is the shifter console different for TJ?
Sorry, I don't know accurate cost... but estimate about $1k if you do the work yourself.
Above are only some of the details that will need to be addressed before making the swap you mention... if you really want to do it, this is a great place to find information and help and knowledge and opinions and most anything else. Even if you don't do the swap... still lots good here to find out. If it is performance or better hwy manners you want to change, ask that too...
Welcome to the BBS, Ashley. Enjoy your stay and your Jeep.
last but not least... it is a Jeep, not a car - hence the name