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#1 Pooparu

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 08:47 PM

I have an '82 3 door GL 4WD with a four speed transmission, and I was wondering if anyone knows of the best model and year for the easiest swap into my little GL. Also what would some of the cons be for this kind of swap? Mainly I just want to make it easier to drive on the freeway, but I don't want to do it if I'm going to loose any low end when off roading.







Thanks, Pooparu :headbang:

#2 bratsrus1

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 10:13 PM

Hey Pooparu This is Jerry, call me i can tell you all about the swap. My # 1-509-952-2855 Thanks Jerry

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 12:37 PM

The main difference is the multi part drive line associated with the 5 speed.

The 4 speed has a one piece driveline and thats what the 82 is set up for.

The 4 speed has lower gears than the 5 speed but if you want it for freeway driving what about taller tires and no tranny swap?

Another thought is use the 4 speed driveline and have it redone to the proper length for the 5 speed tranny thus allowing you less headaches on the driveline install?

I have plenty of usless suggestions... :rolleyes:
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 03:15 PM

Get the 1 piece driveline made and balanced (51")


Buy Jerry's conversion kit for the shifter - it is sweet.

You'll need a different clutch set up for it also.

But mostly. make sure the tranny you're putting in is in good shape.

#5 Pooparu

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 03:30 PM

What's Jerry's Conversion kit for the shifter?



Get the 1 piece driveline made and balanced (51")


Buy Jerry's conversion kit for the shifter - it is sweet.

You'll need a different clutch set up for it also.

But mostly. make sure the tranny you're putting in is in good shape.



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Posted 27 April 2005 - 04:19 PM

It allows you to keep the stock 4 speed set up in your car and lets you just cleanly bolt up the 5spd without any fabrication. It makes the interior look clean, and it makes the swap very easy.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 05:17 PM

This step by step installation procedure is found in the USMB-Repair & Mod section. http://www.ultimates...rticle.php?a=37

There are options to installing the 5sp into your vehicle. Jerry's kit retains the look of the stock linkage but is not neccessary for installation.

I have done this mod to every one that I have kept(4). I also have installed a number of them for other club members. It is an improvement over almost all 4sp's. This is an improvement with larger and even stock tires. Better cruising speeds and increased MPG in almost every case(depending on driving habits and techniques).

I was one of the first to do this mod in the states and currently have 2 5sp Brats.

Good luck!




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