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Drive Train


The CJ-8/Scrambler was produced from 1981 until the 1985. It is hardly a "short" Jeep, but it shares many of the characteristics of the CJ-7s and late CJ-5s.

Drive Train


In 1981, the CJ-8 was offered stock with the GM 151 I4 engine and the 258 I6 and 304 V8 were optional. The last year for the 304 was 1981. The GM 151 was replaced with AMC 150 I4 in 1984.


The SR-4 and T-176 were used with the I4 and I6. The T-176 was used with the 304. After 1981, the T-4, T-176, and T-5 5 speed were used. The TF999 was used with the I6 and V8 and the TF904 was used with the I4.

Transfer Case

The Dana 300 was the transfer case used in the CJ-8.

Front Axle

The Dana 30 was always used in the CJ-8.

Rear Axle

The CJ-8 used the AMC 20 rear axle.

Production Information

Year Serial Number Range Production
1981 xxx - xxx ppp
1982 xxx - xxx ppp
1983 xxx - xxx ppp
1984 xxx - xxx ppp
1985 xxx - xxx ppp

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