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Re: 727 to A518 swap a novice guide
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2012 - 05:03:49 AM »

Thank you, I really want to see pictures of your conversion when you start it.

Enjoy!

Alan
The LRE truck is still in America but I am hoping to come over in late August to pick it up, and yes I will be documenting the conversion. For some strange reason until I came across your thread nobody else knew very much about this conversion.
  Did you modify anything inside as I believe that the solenoids can give trouble and so can the servo pistons. When you look at sites like PATC who make upmarket trans it seems that you need to upgrade everything which I am sure is not the case. Fitting more clutches should be a good thing though, over here in Australia this trans is not very common so nobody knows much at all.

Aussie, A518s were factory options in 90-93 ram pickups. I think It is darn near a bolt in for your truck. A driveshaft, might be the only thing that would gave to be custom as shortbeds and  stepsides were pretty much dead by then
Yes thanks for that info, I am hoping that it will be an easy conversion unlike going into a sedan or E Body.

  If anybody has any experience working on these transmissions, 46RH I would appreciate any information.   :cheers:
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Re: 727 to A518 swap a novice guide
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2012 - 11:06:08 AM »
just in case i missed it what year  a500 and a518 trans do you want to use?im keep seeing from 90 to 99 in some threads,,  just wanna find the easier one to find and use,,  thx

incredible write up and pix

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Re: 727 to A518 swap a novice guide
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2012 - 11:12:35 AM »
I just found an excellent thread on a Jeep Forum for the rebuilding of the A518 / 46RE, 7 pages long with plenty of pictures.   :2thumbs:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/46re-tutorial-911009/
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Re: 727 to A518 swap a novice guide
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2012 - 02:07:36 PM »
just in case i missed it what year  a500 and a518 trans do you want to use?im keep seeing from 90 to 99 in some threads,,  just wanna find the easier one to find and use,,  thx

incredible write up and pix

I think pre-95.  Anything 95+ is computer controlled.
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Re: 727 to A518 swap a novice guide
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2012 - 05:17:06 PM »
Sweet thx I'm on the hunt now

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Re: 727 to A518 swap a novice guide
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2012 - 12:39:58 AM »
I would add that any trans you do pick up should be gone through pretty thoroughly. On mine the case was cracked internally, wouldn't have caught that just throwing it in the car...
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Re: 727 to A518 swap a novice guide
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2012 - 03:25:32 AM »
I would add that any trans you do pick up should be gone through pretty thoroughly. On mine the case was cracked internally, wouldn't have caught that just throwing it in the car...
:iagree:   I tried to get away with putting it in the car and had to pull it again to rebuild it.

 
I think pre-95.  Anything 95+ is computer controlled.
:iagree:   Mine was a 1990 - non-lockup (2 pin).  This allowed me to use my stock torque converter... otherwise you'll need a new one for the lockup type (3 pin).
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Re: 727 to A518 swap a novice guide
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2012 - 09:32:47 AM »
'96 was the first year for computer controlled (RE) in a Dodge vehicle. Jeep started in '94 but could be either till '96. '96 was the introduction of OBD (On Board Diagnostic) in ALL vehicles and is the reason for the RH to RE switch.
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Re: 727 to A518 swap a novice guide
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2012 - 08:20:17 PM »
I've got a buddy that has a 92 2wd laying in his back yard..trying to get that trans

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Re: 727 to A518 swap a novice guide
« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2012 - 10:54:47 PM »
Has anyone here done this on a big block? Almost seems to me it would be better than the gear vendors route.  :dunno: 

It be nice to change up from 3.23's   :bigsmile: ( and still be able to cruise the interstate)
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Re: 727 to A518 swap a novice guide
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2012 - 11:01:12 PM »
Has anyone here done this on a big block? Almost seems to me it would be better than the gear vendors route.  :dunno: 

It be nice to change up from 3.23's   :bigsmile: ( and still be able to cruise the interstate)
Bigs, there is a link in the very first post on this thread for Big blocks. Seems to be quite thorough. I
have been thinking about doing it too.
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Re: 727 to A518 swap a novice guide
« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2012 - 11:09:30 PM »
Bigs, there is a link in the very first post on this thread for Big blocks. Seems to be quite thorough. I
have been thinking about doing it too.

DOH! missed it, sorry.

So, Andy try this on yours then when you perfect it we'll do mine!  :bigsmile:

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Re: 727 to A518 swap a novice guide
« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2012 - 04:35:53 PM »
After it's all said and done, to put one of these behind a big block is going to get you close to buying the 4L80 kit, or whatever GM trans it is, from Keisler. I don't know if I would do it again....
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Re: 727 to A518 swap a novice guide
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2012 - 02:17:32 PM »
So other then trimming the crossmember to fit was there any floor trimming? I didn't see it mentioned but I thought it was mandatory for this swap. I'm interested in a non lockup 518 trans into a 70
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Re: 727 to A518 swap a novice guide
« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2012 - 02:22:43 PM »
So other then trimming the crossmember to fit was there any floor trimming? I didn't see it mentioned but I thought it was mandatory for this swap. I'm interested in a non lockup 518 trans into a 70
Thanks

You don't trim the crossmember; you trim the trans housing.  The crossmember, you need to either fab yourself, or get one from Rory as aforementioned. 

From what I understand, no floor trimming; maybe some pounding with a 5lb hammer.
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