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 ...
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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 205k

265/75 cooper adventurers , Indy torsion bars 2" cranked , 913's on 1" poly spacers , superwinch hubs
Bilstein rear shocks from a 4runner Bilstein front shocks ,rboth sway bars removed , rear brake line extension , custom rear bumper with swing out bicycle carrier , arb front bumper , 9500 lb Smitty built wenck, custom hi lift tire carrier , rear seat removed , custom sub woofer/lock box across rear foot well. JVC stereo , Sony explode speakers and an old 10" sub.
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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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Re: John's Auto to Manual MUA5 Transmission Swap

Postby silverfox » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:36 pm

So ive been reading this thread, i have a 2000 rodeo 4x4 and want to swap to manual...my local u pull it has a first gen rodeo with the manual i think its a 92 model but i dont remember. They also have a 97 trooper which is what i was interested in because of this thread but im somewhat confused about the transfer case...on johns he used the 95 because of less wiring and somewhere i read the 97 is different? Did i read that right and if so what electrical is different from johns swap? I was wanting to do the same swap because of all the info in this along with the awesome pics.
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Re: John's Auto to Manual MUA5 Transmission Swap

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:06 am

I hear you on that, I just got a 95 rodeo with a manual and snowflakes. 400$ yup great deal I have my 97 that I will be dropping it into. The 95 is rusted and will be stripped sad to say. but the frame is rusted the body isnt in good condition. I was wondering what electrical bits to take from the donor and what has to be swapped into my 97.
Its a small amount of fuel , but it's a whole lot of walking..Note from my Dad
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