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Ok, I have been offered an H55f trans and tcase for a deal that Is so good I don't want to turn it down. But it is a used tranny and I am a bit Leary of that. The seller stated that it came out of a vehicle with approx 140000km. Basically I need your advice should I buy it and install it in my FJ62 or should I just go with the brand-new trans.
 

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If the price is good, buy it eyes closed.

over where i live their price is aroud 2000usd for a used and abused one.

Transmissions last more than the engines, probably 2 or 3 engine lifes, so you've got transmission for a long time there.
 

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Used should be fine, check the gear oil for metalic junk but otherwise..... I would expect that sub $1000 for the tranny would qualify as a decent deal. Dunno what you have on the table...
 
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Less than a grand. I will check the oil. I believe that I need the 10spline input shaft for this to mate to my 3fe. Correct?
 
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Just had a H55f installed at ACC TOYOTA in Georgia. They replaced the drive shafts and rebuilt the transfer case at the same time. Best mod you couldH
 
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Biased opinion: if you have the money for a new it is a no brainer to go in this direction.

I am not a fan of used parts when new is available.
 
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Biased opinion: if you have the money for a new it is a no brainer to go in this direction.

I am not a fan of used parts when new is available.

Thanks Beno. I totally agree with going new when it's available. But this price is pretty cheap. Maybe because somethings wrong with it I don't know. I was going to buy it and sit on it anyways until I had all the other parts collected so maybe I should wait and buy new
 
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Wear on the input splines may be an indicator, a low miles unit should have little wear. Check the play in the gates, can help to get an idea if advertised miles are accurate.
 
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Whelp. I pulled the trigger. I could not pass it up for 500 bucks. Including the T case. The way I see it I will get it installed and ready to go. If I have any issues with it I will get a new H55 and drop it in!
 
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$500 seems like a good gamble to me! For that price, you can afford to put in new bearings and a synchro or
2 when you swap the input shaft, replace transfer case bearings, and still be money ahead.

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