05 tj rubicon 6 speed to aw4 swap, I need help
My name is david and first of all sorry for my english, Iīm from spain and I own one of the few TJ rubicon that are here, because jeep didnīt sold it here so I have the problem that my car is really unknown here.
I make some searchs on ROF forum and another ones but really I donīt find the answers to my questions...I explain you what happen to me......
I have a 2005 Tj rubicon 6 speed manual and I have the possibility to swap to an aw4, a friend of mine give me an 2000 XJ obdII donor so I can take everything I need from it but I have been reading about this swap and I always read the same... the best swap is the AW4 in wranglers 2001 ad olders but if the rubicon is 2004 or newer I always read that it will be a lot of problems and nobody recomended it because they said that my jeep engine compute and the aw4 will not "understand" each other because they use diferents protocols but in other webs I read that itīs possible.
I have been thinking about this swap a few years ago, I had been problems with my clutch since the first day, my rubi have now around 100000 kilometers and I change the clutch four times, the fist time on warranty with 20000 km to an OEM one, 20000 kms later I change again to an centerforce reinforced clutch and 40000 km later I needed to change again to another centerforce that at least last double than oem one, really nobody know why but my car jerk and make a lot of noises from clutch and now the 6 speed gears box makes a lot of noises too above all on 4th and 6th gear. Now I have the oportunity to get an aw4 with no costs but really I donīt know if this swap is possible in my 05 tj rubicon and really I love autos and Iīm a little bit tired of my clutch problems.
When I changed the second clutch I started to look for an auto swap and I sent an email to high impact transmission and gear and they said me that they prefered the 700r4 swap because is easier than the aw4 becuase it donīt have electronic controllers, they sell all I will need but it will be really expensive and I have to add the delivery cost to Spain that will be not cheaper at all and customs in spain that can reach a 42% of the total amount more so at the end it will cost to me around 10000$ or more. Today I find a 700r4 from a corvette here in spain just rebuilt but I donīt know wich year but I have been reading about this transmision and it looks like to have a lot of problems.
Really I donīt know what to do...do you think that it will be possible to swap the aw4? if it is possible can you say me wich parts will I need? Will I need any adaptor? perhaps it will be the 700r4 a better and easier option? wich one you recomended?
I hope you can help me...thank you very much and have a good day
JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON 2005...rock krawler 4īlong arm, 4.5īrubicon express springs, 1īBL, 35x12.5x15, rancho 9000x with remote control, ORO swayloc, 5:13 gears, sparco torino II backets, ARB and WARN bumpers, RAMSEY rep9000 winch and more