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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2004, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Buying a T-18 from parts Mike ( I got it)

Any opinions on this? Can't see spending 600-800 for a used T-5 or rebuild the old T-5 why not go for the INFAMOUS T-18.

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Re: Buying a T-18 from parts Mike

I bought a T-19 from Mike, and associated adapters. Everything went great. If you have questions, he will answer them. His is one of the best sources of stuff out there if you don't have the time or place to get it yourself. Plus he offers a warranty.
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Re: Buying a T-18 from parts Mike

That's what I'm doing when my T-5 craps out.
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Re: Buying a T-18 from parts Mike

Go with the t-18, you will never regret it...
I finally got to drive my 5 with my new t-18 in it last weekend (ok, minus steering and brakes, but its getting their)

I should have done that swap MUCH sooner. With the money I threw at gears in my old AMC 20 and D30, I coulda t-18'd the jeep and still been ahead. Live and learn though.

Get the t-18 (or similar HD truck 4sp)
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Re: Buying a T-18 from parts Mike

The T-19 has the syncronized first gear right?

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Re: Buying a T-18 from parts Mike

Found my T-18 in an old J-10. However, got all the rest of my parts clutch, throwing bearing, pilot bearing and pressure plate from Mike. Good guy and offers info. Nobody knows the swap better.
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Re: Buying a T-18 from parts Mike

I bought my T-18 from Mike three years ago. A good guy to do business with; nice prices and service.
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Re: Buying a T-18 from parts Mike

Any modification to the skid plate required?

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Re: Buying a T-18 from parts Mike

Yes, you have to notch it out in the front a little bit; it hangs down a lot more.

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Re: Buying a T-18 from parts Mike

I ordered my Jeep from the dealer with the T18, and love it. It's an amazingly effective piece of hardware. I guess any granny-low truck transmission would work as well, but I think that the T18 is one of the smallest of the breed. And hell for stout!
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