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Jeep ax15 bellhousing on Isuzu ar5?
« on: Mar 18, 2020, 08:57:44 PM »
I'm wanting to convert my Isuzu to a VW TDI. There are no adapters available to mate the GM 60 degree v6 (Isuzu 3.2/3.5) to the TDI, but there are adapters for the Jeep 4.0l. Since the Isuzu ar5 is the same basic transmission as the Jeep ax15, can I swap the bellhousing and just use the Jeep pressure plate with an Isuzu clutch disk or do I need to change the ar5 input shaft to the Jeep part? I understand that I will need to take the slave cylinder into consideration, but I'm wanting verification that my idea for the bellhousing is workable.

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Re: Jeep ax15 bellhousing on Isuzu ar5?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 19, 2020, 04:45:45 AM »
There aren't a whole bunch of ax15 runners around here. I have a friend that swapped his isuzu v6 out for a 4.3 and somehow he kept his transmission. I dont know the details. This may or may not help you in some way or another.
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Re: Jeep ax15 bellhousing on Isuzu ar5?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 19, 2020, 05:04:37 PM »
If you could possibly get some details on how he did it, it could in fact be helpful.

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Re: Jeep ax15 bellhousing on Isuzu ar5?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 19, 2020, 07:56:24 PM »
I will see what I can do.
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Re: Jeep ax15 bellhousing on Isuzu ar5?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 19, 2020, 08:17:05 PM »
I apologize, i was mistaken. He said it was a 4.3. But when he sent me a picture it is a 60 block. So it's a 3.4 at best. He used the same trans and it bolted right up. Gm 2.8 and 3.4 are both 60.
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Re: Jeep ax15 bellhousing on Isuzu ar5?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 20, 2020, 03:53:03 AM »
Thanks for looking into it anyway.

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Re: Jeep ax15 bellhousing on Isuzu ar5?
« Reply #6 on: Jul 06, 2020, 04:06:00 PM »
You need the bellhousing from a Dodge Dakota, 1998-2002, 4-cylinder 2.5L manual transmission. That will get you a GM 60* V6 bolt pattern, AKA the "small metric" pattern.

I have one installed in my S10 Pickup with 3.4L V6, which uses that bolt pattern.

EDIT:

Sorry, I misread your post. There are no bellhousings other than the Mallet Performance LS2 bellhousing that will mate a 4.3L V6 to the AR5/Aisin large pattern transmission family.

 
 
 
 
 

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