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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-28-2009, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not sure what I have!!!!

I just bought a used T-5 for my CJ7. When I got it home I started comparing mounting holes with my existing. I always thought that I had a T-4 but looking at it now, I'm not sure what I have. So my concern is that If it's not a T-4, will my bell-housing still work with my new T-5??? Also, my current shifter is long and straight and my T-5 has the curve.....

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P.S. On the existing trans, the reverse switch is aft and on top. On the T-5 it's aft and on the right. If it was a T-4, I would think that it would be the same........
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Looks like a T-176 to me

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I think your belhousing may work with a T-5, but I'm not sure.

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After a little research, looks like your bellhousing will not work. You will need one from a SR-4, a T-4 or a T-5.

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Great!!!!

Well I'm glad for the help now that I know what I have but I'm not happy knowing that I have to now buy and replace my bellhousing. With the reading and research that I did a while back, I thought that for an 86 CJ they only came with the T-4 or 5. So when my wife had the trans worked on back in the early 90's I wonder if they switched out the T-4 for the T-176........

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The T-176 was one of the stock trannys in 86 and is a bit more sturdy than the t4/5 offerings.

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I see that....

I need the overdirve. I don't have enough cash for bigger tires and a lift, so I thought that the cheaper route would be to replace the 4 speed to a 5 speed.

Ideas, suggestions.... I have a tight budget but would like to drive the jeep on the freeway...

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Nope, it was available 84-86 with the 258 motor.

I'm sure someone will chime in but IF I recall correctly the T-176 is a superior tranny to the T4 or 5

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I'm seeing that through reading but again if I'm on the freeway keeping the jeep at 3k rpm's just to go 60mph, that can't be good for the engine on a long drive????

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What gear ratio do you have in the diffs?
What tire size are you running?
Is there something wrong with the T176?

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