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    Default Shop to do AX-15 to 4spd Auto Swap

    I am looking for a shop to help me swap my 1999 TJ's AX-15 out and repalce it with a 4spd auto (maybe 700R4). I have read several articles on-line about this swap, but am not willing to tackle it myself. Anyone know a shop in the VA/MD area that has experience in this sort of thing?

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    Do you want a shop or do you want a Wrenching Party?
    Just asking cause I think there are one or two that aren't a shop that are on here that might know how.
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    Mechanically it wouldnt be too hard, the wiring would drive me nuts though.
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    If I was close to ya I would volunteer to do the wiring at a wrenching party. There's gotta be someone close that can do it.

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    Why the 700R? You are going to have to do some finessing to get that beast in there. If you want a very strong auto, and one that would bolt up easy, I reccomend an AW4. There are several write ups on doing. One, Stu Offroad http://www.stu-offroad.com/ has an excellent write up, and I believe he was the first to do it. Also, go to pirate 4x4...there are other write ups on there for it also.. The 700R4 I would not reccomend unless you are planning on stretching the wheel base and doing several other things....just my .02....I tend to build a few jeeps every year...
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    with the aw4 (best option) you will probably need an aftermarket shift kit. had a buddy put one in his xj an that was what he found.

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    If you decide to go with the AW4 do some searching on the Jeep Forums (JeepForum, NAXJA, TJ sites, etc.). You might be able to find someone willing to swap you transmissions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalcd View Post
    with the aw4 (best option) you will probably need an aftermarket shift kit. had a buddy put one in his xj an that was what he found.

    Nope, dont need an after market shifter. The stock shifter out of an XJ will fit in the TJ just fine.... You will need the AW4, TCM, shifter with pleat and cover, and the shifter cable. Then, if you cant live with still having 2 peddles, you will need to accuire the brake pedal out of an auto tj OR just weld a plate between the clutch and brake pedal...
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    AW4 swap on Stu-offroad is money. I read that whole thing but decided against it because i'll wind up ****ing that one up just like mine. Easier to rebuild a manual

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    Thanks guys. Stu's write up make it sound doable for a wrenching party. I beat the snot out of an AW4 in a 88 Cherokee I once owned and it never gave me problems. Sounds like the way to go.

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