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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-04-2007, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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TJ Auto to 6 speed Swap

Well, this past weekend a bunch of my normal wheeling group went to Attica and I couldn't make it.

Well JR a few of you probably remember him from the Bash, Haspin, and Redbird. Just pick-up a fairly new TJ with 36" Iroks, etc, etc.

He decided to take it through a mud hole that Mike and I had to double winch a 1/2 ton Ford on 40" TSL using 4 winch blocks last time we were there.
That pretty much ended his day when the auto tranny pan looked like Daytona Beach on the inside.

Rather than swapping in a rebuilt auto or having his rebuilt we knew a guy parting out a newer Jeep with the 6 speed manual and we talked him into that swap. We did the swap in about 6 hours tonight for right at $900. I didn't think that was bad since the rebuild would be at least $1000 on the auto. Now we told him he can play in the mud with the rest of us.

The CPS was realy our only issue because they were different but 30 min. and 1 new bracket later all was good.

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Details,,, Details,,, Inquiring minds want to know....

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Here are the Details Jeff.

JR ruined his auto in his new to him 2001 TJ. One of our friends was parting out a 2005 TJ with the 6 speed manual.

So rather than spending $1400 on the auto he had lined up he bought the 6 speed, with the pedal assembly, slave cylinder, etc from the 2005.

We pulled the auto, swapped in the manual not a big deal, adjusted all the linkage for the x-fer case, built new tranny mount, modified tranny shifter. Shortened the rear drive line 2", the front was still okay. Installed the clutch assembly, then set- out to install the CPS but they were different from the 2001 auto to the 2005 manual. So we made a bracket but when we tried to fire the engine the nex day it was a no go!!!!!!

So crap, did a little more research and found AA made a retrofit to move the CPS from the flywheel to the Harmonic balancer, so great we ordered one $280. Well we moved the CPS extended the wires and tried to fire the Jeep, but still no fire. I did a little search on the internet and found a guy who had done the CPS modification and found that the AA directions were not correct on the wiring. We rewired the CPS and she fired right up.

So to sum it up 2 days of works and JR now has a 6 speed manual in his 2001TJ for $1200 rather than a rebuilt auto for $1400.

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sweet!

people bring up similar swaps and most people discount it as being too complicated to be worth the trouble.

from your experience now, do you think the 200$ savings was worth it for the manual?

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Manual would be worth $400 more!

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Greg,

I believe it was worth it but it wasn't my $$$$. I like autos but I believe with his set-up it was sort lived anyways.

I can tell you this, I would like to swap a NV4500 or NV5600 in my Dodge dually when the auto lets go(very close to it also) and I would have been very leary about trying taht swap before I helped with this on. Now I am very seriously thinking about iit.

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