Join Date: Nov 2009
My Ride: 1986 Daytona Turbo Z
Engine: 2.2 4B11T
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Re: RWD conversion with an AX15, help me fill in the pieces
The long and short of it.
The slave cyl will work fine. The lines are "unservceable" units, that are pressed onto a 90* fitting that is pushed into the rear of the unit. It is held in by a roll pin. You can purchase a replacement unit from a later jeep liberty 2.4 that *should* be aluminum bodied, and tap that for an AN fitting, or purchase an adapter from advance adapers if gyou are worried about the current set up, or need a custom line.
The crank will need drilled for a Pilot bearing, it is absolutely necessary on a rwd transmission. You can go one of two ways with this. The first would be to press in a brass bushing, it will work fine. The second is to use a needle bearing. Bot can be ordered from mcmaster-carr. Just mic your pilot bearing nose on your input shaft, find a bushing/bearing with that I.D. and then find a suitable O.D. and have your crank drilled for it. As far as I can tell the 2.5 cranks in the dakotas are identical to the FWD app, save for the pilot bearing. I can take a look at the one I have on the shelf at the shop if youd like.
For what its worth, buying a custom clutch kit would be better than a stock dakota kit. Unless you find a hi-po kit, the stock one will likely slip. Just order a 2.2/2.5 clutch kit, and request the specific spline count/pattern that your AX has. In the long run this is a better option I think than installing a replacement kit and it not holding power. I think the 2.5 was like 110 hp stock N/A, maybe 130 at most.
Also, the MA5 does have the best shifting quality of the three, as well as better carbon speed rings. Just a FYI if you were not aware. I am using that in my daytona build