View Full Version : Tranny/T case options
07-21-2003, 03:09 PM
Looking to swap out the tranny on the cherokee, it growls a bit, I also want a twin stick T case, basically I want something with a granny gear, that will bolt up to the 258 without many mods, I already plan on driveline lengthening/shortening.
07-21-2003, 03:23 PM
you got a t-176 right? If your stayin w/manual and you got some $$ then i would go nv4500, if you don't want to spend 2k on a tranny then i would go t18a for the granny. If your going auto then you can't go wrong with the 700r4 or the th400 you can get adapters for **** near anything at www.advanceadapters.com. (http://www.advanceadapters.com.) Just rebuild the t-176, it is strong enough for the 258 and it adapts to lots of different t-cases like the Jeep rubicon 241j? and the pretty much every other tj/yj t-case that uses 4-1 gears. Or you could just go atlas for twin stickin
07-22-2003, 01:54 AM
you could always go with a 435 tranny from a ford and a divorced 205 for twin sticking. i believe the bellhousing from your t-176 will fit a 435. you might have to drill one hole, but that's no big deal. those combos are almost indestructable and will give you the granny gear you want. plus, it's a lot cheaper than a NV4500, though i have seen 4500s for around $1500.
07-22-2003, 03:17 AM
Also, since the 80 Cherokee has a driverside diff, you could just pull a married T18 or NP435 / NP205 setup from a Ford, bolt it in and watch everything downstream of the 205 explode because either of those 4 spds nor the 205 will be grenading on you.
07-22-2003, 04:39 AM
this is true, but you will have to modify the shifter on the Ford t18 due to input shaft length but both will work nicely. i like the t18a b/c it's AMC and it's built for WWIII.
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