The original transmission was extremely difficult to shift, had stock gearing so I had no power at all in 4th gear and just couldn't push the large tires.
If I had to go up hill in 4th gear (or if it was windy), I eventually needed to shift down to 3rd to make it and that became aggravating quickly. It was apparent that a different gearing ratio, while lowering the top-speed down to only about 60mph, would allow me to keep that speed consistently, even up hill or in strong winds. Therefore, I decided to go ahead and install a new transmission with aftermarket gearing.
Here are the parts that I purchased for this project:
- Rebuilt Transmission with Aftermarket Lower Gearing
This project included the following tasks:
- Remove old axles
- Disconnect the clutch slave
- Remove the old transmission
- Install new transmission
- Install old clutch slave
- Install old axles
- Install new axle seals