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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-18-2002, 07:02 PM
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Jeep I just dragged home

I was looking over the jeep CJ-7 I just dragged home friday. Well pulling it out to where I could load it the guy puntured a tire and pulled off the rear cross member and fuel tank. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] Well anyway It already has had a tub switch and has a YJ tub on it. So between the two CJ-7s I am in good shape. Except I am looking for a couple of Trannys. I like Standards, always have. I know this has been gone over before but.... I want some honest opinions.

1)What is the best Tranny for the buck?

2)What is the best Tranny if Money were no object?

3)What is the best overall 4 wheeling tranny?

4)What tranny do you prefer for your type of 4 wheeling?and what type of wheeling is it?

5)What is the best tranny mated to a Dana 300 Transfer case( I have 3 (1 twin sticked))?

6)What advantage do you see in running an automatic (outside of rockcrawling)?

Enough Questions who has the answers?

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Re: Jeep I just dragged home

1) T-18
2)T-18
3)T-18
4)T-18, Moderate-Scarey but not..well $$$$hit, I only rolled twice today (H8)
5)T-18
6)2 feet is sufficient[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: Jeep I just dragged home

Well im a auto guy so here are my choices:
If your amc powered

1) amc tf727

2) again i would go with the 727

3) My choice an auto

4) Auto, I run Mud, sand, hill climbs, sand climbs, wash outs, and rocks soon. It always picks the right gear

5) TF727 or even a 999 right from a cj as long as you dont have a high horse power v8 the 999 is a tuff slushy

6) It always picks the gear you need. If you need more tire speed just push harder on the thin pedal. The super low gears arent as needed the torque convertor helps out. Gimpy knees dont hurt at the end of the day.
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i am an auto fan. i used to say i'd never have anything in my jeep but an stick and now that i have switched i'd never go back. for just tooling around on the road i think i'd still rather have a stick in a jeep but for off road the auto kicks but. with the info you have provided i'd get a tf727 from wagoneer. the d300 will bolt right up.
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Re: Jeep I just dragged home

Now where's the fun and challenge in letting a machine pick what gear you're going to use? I know it's hard for you, Jim...having to balance on-top of your phone books...trying to see over the steering wheel...select which gear is right...having to deal with three pedals. But to us real men, *and we know who we are, we have no fear of selecting the right gear, or dealing with three pedals. And as far as my gimpy knees hurting at the end of a hard day of wheeling, I don't think so Jim.
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Re: Jeep I just dragged home

real men have sticks... big sticks.. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

T-18...
$ no abject... nv4500...
everything else.. T-18...
one down fall.. you'll need a pricey adapter for the d300 to work.. im in this delema now... think ill just upgrade the d20.. i noticed they have the hd output shaft now for it.. but.. still not low enough gears for my liking.. 3.15:1 is all that is available now.. mmmmmmm...
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in reply to #6: you should read the article entitled "Automatic versus Manual" in the second to last issue of JpMagazine... helped me out when i bought my Jeep... gives plenty of pros and cons... Jp prefers manul tho. so would I!
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Wasn't the T-18 offered with the Dana 300 case at one time? Thats what I have in mine and I don't think I have an adapter at all between them.
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The T-18 was not offered with the dana 300, only the dana 20 with a 1" thick adapter.
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Re: Jeep I just dragged home

1. just to get you back on the road, a T-176 would probably be the easiest/cheapest route.
2. TF727 (and it isn't even expensive anyhow)
3. TF727 or T-18
4. TF727 I wheel in sand and mud mostly
5. TF727 They didn't make anything else particularly strong that attached to the D300
6. No missed shifts in sand or mud, easier on the rest of the drivetrain, less parts to wear out or break (no clutch, slave cylinder, etc.)

My Wrangler has a TF-727 in it for those reasons above
The J-10 will eventually be a daily driver/tow vehichle/mild off-roader and it will get a strong manual for the ability to compression brake while towing.
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