X2 on the T-18. The mercedes tranny is a piece of shit, a friend already chewed his up, i heard mercedes were going thru them like a fat kid thru a bag of chips aswell. Plus if yoiu found a T-18 you would only have to change out the main shaft, bolt on adapter for the back, you wouldn't have to mess with bellhousings or the T-case to get it to mate to the motor or the T-case. I think the adapter and kit costs 300-400, much cheaper then rebuilding a shit ass mercedes tranny.
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