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Old 01-26-2011, 09:33 AM
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Need some good drivetrain opinions!

I have a parts rig with a 360(shot)/TH400/QT setup. My work truck I'm currently fixing has a 258/T176(shot)/NP208 setup.

I like the QT (when I was using it) for good daily, mixed weather, New England driving. And I love having a manual.

I don't yet have a good place to pull and rebuild the 360.

What kind of options can you guys think of I can do? My budget? pretty small until my tax return.

I'd like to hear your opinions.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:42 AM
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Based on budget I'd probably fix the '83, seems like that would be easier and cheaper.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:30 AM
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That's what I was thinking. I found a T176 from a CJ for $175 and rebuild kits are only $150.

Also a local jeep gay can get me the gear thats stripped in my T176. So either get the gear and rebuild kit for the current T176 or buy the one from the cj.

I read from Novak Conversion's site that the T176 from a Jtruck has a "significantly" longer input shaft than ones from the CJ's. In fact the site says that Jtrucks had t177's and t178's.

Is this true? And if it is can it cause any problems?

Here's the page: http://www.novak-adapt.com/knowledge/t176.htm
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:41 PM
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258 trucks typically have the short input shaft. V8s get the long input and will have a spacer between the bell and the transmission. CJs all got the short input.

Count the teeth on the input gear to verify that they are the same. Each of these transmissions ('6, '7, '8) have different ratios, and (I presume) both the input and cluster is different for each.

There should be a tag on your transmission that will identify it exactly.
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the Q/T is a nice drivetrain but I would fix the 80's model used T-176 should be easy to find on Ebay
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