John's Auto to Manual MUA5 Transmission Swap

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Re: John's Auto to Manual MUA5 Transmission Swap

Postby tovenaar » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:44 am

So im thinking of doing a mua5 swap on my 01 rodeo sport 4x4

I'm wondering if there is an additional ground clearance gain with the mua5 ?

I see early in this thread the guy reused the original auto cross member flipped around but it sounds like he had to add a spacer to sit level and make the bolts fit. Would the mua5 cross member sit a bit higher ? Does the mua5 itself sit higher ?

Last time I was out where I shouldn't have been I found my t-case was the biggest clearance issue..thankfully it has a skid plate. Hoping the mua5 sits higher in the frame instead of below it ...
2001 Rodeo Sport V6 4x4 Automatic 180k

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Looking for a rust free amigo/rodeo sport frame and body , no engine , no tranny , no rear axle , no seats , no problem .... Seriously
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Re: John's Auto to Manual MUA5 Transmission Swap

Postby Jaloro11 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:33 pm

Has anyone responded to your post at all. I'm looking to possibly do same thing with my 01 rodeo
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Re: John's Auto to Manual MUA5 Transmission Swap

Postby tovenaar » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:46 pm

No responses ......
2001 Rodeo Sport V6 4x4 Automatic 180k

265/75 cooper adventurers , Indy torsion bars 2" cranked , 913's on 1" poly spacers , superwinch hubs
Bilstein shocks from a 4runner rear and samurai front , both sway bars removed , rear brake line extension , custom rear bumper with swing out bicycle carrier , arb front bumper , 8500 lb superwinch , custom hi lift tire carrier , rear seat removed , custom sub woofer/lock box across rear foot well.

Looking for a rust free amigo/rodeo sport frame and body , no engine , no tranny , no rear axle , no seats , no problem .... Seriously
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Re: John's Auto to Manual MUA5 Transmission Swap

Postby andy120 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:49 am

Did it have ABS in it before the conversion?
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Re: John's Auto to Manual MUA5 Transmission Swap

Postby totten » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:30 pm

Really nice pics. and write up on swap. Great job !! JWOODS :twisted:
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Re: John's Auto to Manual MUA5 Transmission Swap

Postby Redman06 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:58 pm

Is the mua5 a pull or push type clutch?
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Re: John's Auto to Manual MUA5 Transmission Swap

Postby lorenzo816 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:39 am

I think John has been busy. But he has been on the board this month. PM him if you really want some answers on the swap

But to help a few of you....

pull vs. push clutch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf0g1BzkDjI
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Re: John's Auto to Manual MUA5 Transmission Swap

Postby asghilo » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:16 am

Redman06 wrote:Is the mua5 a pull or push type clutch?


MUA5 is pull clutch so make sure you get a quality kit w/ matching TO bearing so it doesn't pull out of the collar
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