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Old 12-01-2018, 07:47 PM
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The parts MJ!
Ran and drove. The guy rear ended a car and let it sit for 2 years. I took all the parts I could think of, engine, trans, tcase, complete engine harness, peddles, computer, steering column.










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Old 12-01-2018, 07:55 PM
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Here is how I put in the 97+ seat in. Used 1" square .120 wall.







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Need some advice.

Is it worthwhile to swap to an external slave bellhousing? I am going to get a new flywheel, pressure plate, slave cylinder and line which are about the same price either way I go. I found a bellhosuing for 160 and bearing retainer for 85 on eBay. Not sure I should spend an extra 245 bucks. Are the internal slaves really that bad?

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Old 12-03-2018, 11:19 AM
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It's just much easier to go external slave.
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Not familiar with the XJ/MJ setup, but have done plenty of manual trans. External is easier if something fails. Every slave will fail eventually. So much easier to swap an external. I don't think I would pay $245 as I am cheap. But I would scour the self serve junk yards and pick one up for $50 or so.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:34 PM
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Yeah, that's not what I wanted to hear but I figured that would be the case.

I have been to every yard in the area. 5 speeds are hard to come by that is why I ended up buying a whole truck.
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:42 AM
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Just to clarify I want to use all parts from a 94+ for the external bellhousing swap?

I do not keep any of the renix parts? Use 94+ flywheel, clutch, pressure plate?
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You use renix flywheel with 94 clutch kit along with 94 bellhousing, external slave and bearing retainer.
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Thank you sir. Glad I asked.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:09 PM
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Thats what I did on my mj. Used a 94 XJ ax15 with renix flywheel and 94 clutch kit
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You can use the bell housing from any 5 speed external slave cylinder Cherokee or Comanche, and I think even all 5 speed TJs. I got my bellhousing off of a wrangler with the nv3550 (I think that's right. I get 3550 and 3500 confused) but if you are converting to external slave you will need the front bearing retainer off of an external slave ax-15 (can be found online or off a junkyard transmission). Cherokees and Comanches share all of the drivetrain essentially so its not too bad to find drivetrain parts for them.
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I hope that Comanche you got doesn't go to the scrapper. Looks like it's an easy fix for the body and the rest seems straight. But if you are parting or scrapping it I'd be interested in parts from it.
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Comanches never had external slave originally lol
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I sold the entire truck to a kid for 200 less than I paid. He plans on copying Bleepin Jeeps Comanche build but I doubt it will ever happen, he didnít seem to be the brightest...

I found a bellhousing on eBay and made an offer. If they donít accept I will prob still buy it at there asking price, lol.
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From my research XJ and MJ 88-93 were internal slaves and 94-01 XJ were external slave. Not sure on YJ or TJ.
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