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Re: Checked out a new yard today, found a few things !
I picked up my T18/205 for $200, but that was from a 4wd shop that had it laying around from a parts truck they bought. Most of the junk yards around here get 150-200 for a manual trans and the prices for transfer cases vary depending on what it came from. I picked up a 9" to narrow for my camaro a few years back for $80, while the 8.8 in the jeep cost $250(full size ford 9"s are a dime a dozen and dont come in most newer cars on the road while the 8.8 fits the explorer and there are millions still on the road).
As for the T18 swap, You'll need an adapter(quite a few dollars from AA) an different bellhousing(also expensive AA part) and probably need to make a new crossmember/trans mount/skidplate. Is it worth it? HELL YEAH! The shifting is a little sloppy, 1st gears not synchronized and you rev higher on the highway but first gear is a blast.
5.0s and 4 speed = lots of broken parts!!!