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700r4 to nv4500??? how to?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandracer0004, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. sandracer0004

    sandracer0004 1/2 ton status

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    ok i was talking to a buddy that says go with a stick, and he says hes got a line on an nv4500 for 500 bucks?

    just wondering how much of a hassle it will be to swap that into my burb?
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    There are a lot of hassles associated with putting an NV 4500 in your rig, the first of which is that it won't bolt to your transfer case, it has a 32 spline output where a 700R4 has a 27 spline.

    Beyond that, there's clutch issues and you'll certainly need two new driveshafts.

    Worth it? Hell yes.

    A pain in the ass? Yup!
     
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    sandracer0004 1/2 ton status

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    I know its a hassle, but its even more of a hassle to sell my burb, and go out and buy a 1 ton truck so i can tow my trailer, which will be right around 9500-10klbs fully loaded.

    The burb is almost their about 80% ready.

    air bags,
    3/4 springs 1 ton overloads
    corp 14
    soon to go in (rear disk brakes.)
    4:10 gears.
     
  4. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    What size tires are you running? If you've got 4.10's and something like 33's or 35's, I'd CONSIDER a 465.

    $500 for an NV4500 is good, and if you have smaller tires, the OD would definitely be an advantage. But if you are "undergeared" for the tires you are running, the 4500 is no advantage over a 465, since the gear spacing is almost the same, minus the OD, which would be worthless towing with large tires and 4.10's I'd imagine.
     
  5. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    Its not THAT much hassle to put it in, the hardest part would be the clutch. $500 for the tranny is a good price, but it probably needs rebuilt, need a bellhousing, adapter to mate the t case to the tranny. The only thing I ran into was the tranny mound didnt line up with the crossmember, instead of moving the crossmember back, I just made a mount that bolted to the tranny and crossmember, which worked. As for driveshafts, my whole setup was only an 1" longer then my 465 /205, so i had no driveshaft problems. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    sandracer0004 1/2 ton status

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    60k miles out of ford f250
     
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    I thought only GM and Dodge used the NVG4500
     
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    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah ford uses the ZF.
     

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