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5-speed swap and trans mounts, am I missing something??
Posted 07 October 2012 - 02:58 PM
I realize that the ea82 mounts are superior, but it seems that the ea81 4-speed mounts work just fine. With the only exception being youd have to drill one more hole for the bracket to match the trans
The drivers side bolts up 100%
Passenger side needs one hole drilled to make things work.
Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:18 PM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:49 PM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:41 PM
Both the 4-speed and the 5-speed mounts are 17.5" from the face of the bellhousing.
And for the record, the 5-speed is considerably SHORTER than the 4-speed
Posted 07 October 2012 - 09:38 PM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:26 PM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:32 PM
It is my understanding that the whole cross member has to be fabricated for the 5-speed.
Not with a lift.
IIRC, the only reason a custom crossmember would be needed in a non-lifted rig is to drop the trans enough to clear the tunnel.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:04 AM
Others have mentioned elongating the holes in the mounts (and the crossmember too) to make them fit. So I would assume it works as you have done...
Edited by Leeroy, 08 October 2012 - 09:07 AM.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:56 PM
EA81 mounts work fine, you are correct in that
drill another hole and bolt 'em up
i used old ones and filled the gaps with 3m window weld urethane to add some beefiness - you could buy new ones too i guess
i used all the 5 speed shift linkages and interior trim
i had to space the crossmember down about 1/4" to clear the tunnel
no bashing and no lift
had to cut a quarter sized triangle out of the back of the hole in the floor
5 speed is shorter so you either need a custom 1 piece driveline - that what i did or you use a EA82 2 peice and figure out how to mount the carrier bearing
this is the 2nd easiest swap i ahve ever done on any vehicle
(easiest was the rear discs)
let me know if you want to come look at mine and also if you want to get rid of the 4speed
you might be able to help figure out the wiring for the 4x4 and the reverse lights.....?????
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