I very recently sold my 05 Rubi to make way for some new toys, hopefully a JK unlimited sooner than later for the wife and a 97 TJ for me(getting old-school). The advice I need is on the TJ, I am planning a cummins swap into it. I sold the 05 because it was too nice for what I do, which is heavy construction (Site work, Demo, Rigging, Clearing, pretty much anything no one else wants to do). Anyway back on topic, I have always wanted to build an oil burner and just couldn't cut into a new 05, and now have a 97 4.0 auto that makes the perfect project vehicle. My question is I know the motor a 4bt, I am trying to figure out what trans? I like auto's for work and play and never had a problem with the 05's auto, but am just not sure if it would hold up to the diesel's torque, while plowing and towing. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Oh and I am usually on every 2 - 3 days, I am a workaholic and just don't get enough time to wander the net.
I would check out 4btswaps.com--lots and lots of info. I myself bought a frito lay truck with 54k miles to use as a donor, but my heart wasn't in the project so I sold it. If you haven't been to that site, definitely check it out as it will provide you with all the info you want on swapping x with x. Good luck with the project!