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Old 02-06-2019, 12:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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YJ 5.2l & 46RH Swap, shifter help

Hey yall, so I am getting closer to finishing swapping in my 5.2L v8 swap in my YJ but I have a problem, I have no clue what to do for a sifter. The donor is a 1994 Dodge Ram so it is column shifted. I have looked everywhere for a shifter thats compatible with the 46RH, A518 and 46RE with no real luck. Apparantly some use a ZJ shifter but it doesnít work well with the dodge ram 46rh? Can anyone help me! It is one of the final steps needed for me to complete this jeep.
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I installed the 47rh which is essentially the same transmission. I used a floor shifter for the 727 transmission and it seems to work fine. I am fixing to change it out for a column shifter designed for the 727. Any shifter that works for the 727, 904 should work for the 46rh they are essentially the same but with the added electronic overdrive and lockup.


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Thank you so much, so I saw some 727 shifters, will it bolt on with little to no modifications or any fabbing? I dont know how I’d make brackets work with a cable, etc so I want the easiest route. So wait, you’re going to column shift on your YJ? How would you get that to work?
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The first one I used was an American shifters brand. It wasnít too hard to install a couple pieces needed bent into shape but I think that was more of a cheap shifter. I would probably recommend the lokar shifter over the one I used.


Now Iím going to a column shifter I bought a factory style column shifter column and plan on using the ididit cable shifter for the 727 transmission.




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Any of the 727, 904 shifters should bolt up easily. The main cases are the same between them and the newer 46rh the changes come from the overdrive housing bolted on the back.


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Awesome, huge help so far, now why did you decide to go column shift versus floor?
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Awesome, huge help so far, now why did you decide to go column shift versus floor?


No real reason. Besides my floor shifter I have not being very well made I think a more quality one would work just fine. I just prefer a column shift so thatís the only reason for changing.


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Interesting, I have access to a free YJ column shifter, i didnt even think it would be possible. Thank you so much for all the help and information
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You will need to install a momentary switch for the overdrive to turn it on and off. I haven't gotten into the wiring harness enough to try and figure out a way to make a light come on when I have the O/D off but that is how it is on the trucks. You push the button on the end of the column shifter and a light comes on in the dash.

The Winters shifter will also fit and is a good off-road shifter.
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