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4bt in a jeep?

i was thinking of putting a 4bt in my 88 yj wramgler, do you think a built 700r4 would be a good choice?

or i might just use a 6.5 turbo diesel insted
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I think a good pro built 700 r-4 might handle a stock 4bt and maybe even a turned up one. Just as long as the transmission isn't completely stock, then I don't think it would hold up too long. A lot of them didn't live long behind 305's, but this is just my opinion. You would be better off with a 4L60E, but that would require a comp u shift module and I know they aren't cheap. so maybe spending a little on the 700 R-4 might be the way to go for you.

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I've seen/heard of numerous Jeeps with 4bt's. I'd personally run a NV4500
5spd or a TH400. I hate auto's so the NV would be my pick.

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I would NOT use a 6.5L, compared to the "B" cummins, they are junk.

The later 700R4s are decent transmissions, and often used in panel trucks, so you may be able to find a complete engine/trans combo. I would shy away from the early R4s as their durability is poor at best - unless reworked to later standards.

The "4B" in a Jeep should return excellant fuel economy and great pulling power, that would be a great swap I think.

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They make motor mounts, Ive been considering it myself but dont have enough money for all my projects as it is.

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Or, another place that just deals with a diesel swap:
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i know a friend of mine that has a diesel out of a chevette in an old military jeep but i dont remember what all they had to change to get it all to work
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Here you go, A great 700r4 for cheap.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/700R4...mZ330067589853
Mad dog is a great place to work with. Get a 4bt back plate from a step-van, and this tranny will bolt right on. They do make a TC that fits between, but they are a little hard to find. The small bolt circle chev TC is just about 1/2 hole off on the flex plate. So what I do is mount the flex plate in my lathe and weld a washer to it with a little jig that holds it in place, and then re-bore the hole. i have had no trouble with this method so far. If you want the part number for the TC that does fit, I'll give it to you.
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http://www.advanceadapters.com/ also has Tcase adapters for just about any tranny you would want to use.
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That 4bt-GM tranny isn't cheap. Last one I saw went for $650.

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