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Hope this is the right area, if not please move it.

I'm about to motor/tranny/transfer case swap my jeep. (1997 TJ) I've got the 2.5 with a 5 speed and a 231 with sye. I have no clue what this would be worth.

Could some of y'all offer suggestions as to where to price it when I start the swap? I'm not looking to get rich or make tons of money, after all its a 4 cyl. I just would like to know what a resonable asking price is.

When the time comes I'll start a sale thread but at the moment I have no clue what it's worth. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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It'll be worth more if you don't cut up the wire harness! Ax5 trans?
 

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Yes it's the ax-5. It won't have a harness as I need that for my swap. Swapping in the 5.2 magnum. I've priced harnesses at 125-150 on eBay but my best route is to keep the factory harness. Any idea where I should be at on price?

Another possible area that could change is the sye. I may keep it but for the right price I'd leave it and order another. I appreciate the input.


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If you want to unload these parts quickly to fund your swap the tcase is worth $200 w/SYE, if you have have a 2Lo shifter you may get lucky and find someone willing to give $300 wanting an SYE with no interest in doing the install on their own but they still need a rear shaft. The ax-5 is worth $100. Most everyone is running a 4.0 or bigger in a jeep so the 5 series isn't too desirable. The running 2.5 is worth $200-250. If you included the harness $350-400 would be top dollar.

Gotta remember that your parts are good replacements but almost never a sought after combination so it brings value down a bit. Plus the input on the tcase is 21 spline so no one can run it behind anything but a 5 w/o swapping inputs.

Good luck man. Hope that helps


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That helps quite a bit. I may end up keeping the sye off the case to transfer to the donor. But i had considered $500 for it all minus sye. So its not looking like id be too off base. I am looking for a quick sale. Mainly to help find the build and to preserve shop space. I may post a presale thread to try and get them earmarked before tearing into it. Do you think it would be best to keep it all together or sell it split up? Thanks!


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On this board, you got a snowballs chance in........the Caribbean at selling it together or separately. Only because these guys like big power and wheel for real, just what you wanna do. You got a real good chance at selling it as a package and splitting it up on Craigslist. That way you have guys that own shops looking for good deals.


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