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whats the cheapest best way to get an overdrive on a 77 2f in an fj40? Long term perposes also. what are my choices and how much are we talkin about here?
 

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I paid $200 for a Fairey overdrive. But they are hard to come by. I can choose when I want overdrive which is one problem with tires.


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Okie, I don't understand why, if you are trying to make a safe, well running daily driver within a budget of $5000, you are worried about upgraded transmissions.
 

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okie said:
whats the cheapest best way to get an overdrive on a 77 2f in an fj40? Long term perposes also. what are my choices and how much are we talkin about here?
Find someone who wants to put 4.11 gears in their 79-newer Cruiser and trade diffs w/ them.
You would get 3.70 gears almost free!:)

Free is a good thing.
 
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FJ40Jim said:
Find someone who wants to put 4.11 gears in their 79-newer Cruiser and trade diffs w/ them.
You would get 3.70 gears almost free!:)

Free is a good thing.
I'm putting 3.73's in my daughter's daily driver from a 60 series .... got a smoke'n deal on the axles too :grinpimp:
 

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FJ40Jim said:
Find someone who wants to put 4.11 gears in their 79-newer Cruiser and trade diffs w/ them.
You would get 3.70 gears almost free!:)

Free is a good thing.
Second that plan. If you find you've lost too much of the bottom end, you can swap in an h41 which will more than make up for it.
 
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I recently picked up a fairey over drive, 4 speed xfer and tranny. All bolted together and reday to swap. It going in the FJ55 as soon as I finish all the rust repairs.........Will see how it works.
I think Marks 4wd Adapter makes an overdrive, but form what I understand it pretty spendy.
 
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ranger said:
I recently picked up a fairey over drive, 4 speed xfer and tranny. All bolted together and reday to swap. It going in the FJ55 as soon as I finish all the rust repairs.........Will see how it works.
I think Marks 4wd Adapter makes an overdrive, but form what I understand it pretty spendy.

I didn't think the Fairey would work with the 4 speed. Good to know. I really liked mine when I had my old 3 speed. Pulled it all to go SM465 last year.

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How about a Mexican overdrive? This way you can get the best gas milage possible. Can get kinda hard to steer and stop but one hasta sacrifice something, right?

couldn't resist. LMAO
 
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Of course there's always the 5spd option. NV4500 or the toyota H55. Both are kinda expensive conversions, but so is overdrive.
 
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v8 it and change the transmission to something with overdrive. I went with a 5.0 with a built aod and it was cheaper to build the aod than buying most aftermarket overdrives.
 

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