Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Southeastern Indiana
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If it were me I would buy from the bell back including the shifter and boot, trsanny, t case, whatever is left of the shafts weather dammaged or not and swap it out.
I am a fan of spare parts though. If there was an improvement over the 231 which I don't know if ther was in 2005, Great, if it is just the standard 231 then you have a repair box sitting in the shop.
Worst mod I can see is if the shafts are a diffrent length due to the diffrent tranny, worst case have them cut or lengthened, that is a minimal mod, If the t case is diffrent and you can swap it in it is an upgrade,. but I think that has a 231 in it. There are mods in every swap even same for same,, but you are swaping within the same body, engine style,,, I think it would be relativly simple provided everything is in working order.
What is wrong with the 5 speed?
Ya only go around once, best to enjoy it the first trip.
Last edited by Rio_Grande; 05-17-2007 at 04:36 PM.