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building a cj

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by therover87, May 31, 2003.

  1. therover87

    therover87 1/2 ton status

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    i just acquired a 84 cj that i have stripped down to frame blasted and por 15 it, and will be putting a zz4 in it if i can find headers that would work with those heads and the angle plugs and was wondering what tranny would be best for that now it had the t-5 not sure if that is gonna be able to handle that power, thanks.
     
  2. FULLSIZE

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    depends on how big a tires you have and how hard you drive it. if you plan on using all that power, your gonna need another tranny. SM 465 or 420? those would be a couple of good simple to swap choices.
     
  3. Pure Insanity

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    Drop the T5. Bottom line no grey area. The BEST T5 could only handle like 300 FTLBS of torque, and I can assure you they didnt put that one in the Jeeps. If you were staying w/ the 4 or 6 Id say run it till it blows, but w/ a decent SBC, youll kill it. Your swapping stuff anyhow, may as well do the tranny at the same time.
     
  4. therover87

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    im gonna be running 35x15.5 swampers
     
  5. ramjet gmc

    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Drop the T5. Bottom line no grey area. The BEST T5 could only handle like 300 FTLBS of torque,

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    he is dead on with this you could use a t176 4 speed (jeep)that is what you can find behind a amc 304

    the t5 will sell for good price to
     

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