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Driveline combo Poll

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blackblazer717, Nov 23, 2005.

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which Driveline is the coolest...

  1. SM465/NP205/Doubler with a 203

    41 vote(s)
    29.7%
  2. TH400/NP205/Doubler witha 203

    52 vote(s)
    37.7%
  3. TH700/NP208

    12 vote(s)
    8.7%
  4. NV4500/Doubler

    33 vote(s)
    23.9%
  1. blackblazer717

    blackblazer717 1/2 ton status

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    these are a few of my favorite but i cant fully decide on which one to work with on my next project. need input.

    LUKE
     
  2. sandawgk5

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    There is no poll so we dont know what your choices are. :D

    Ira
     
  3. blackblazer717

    blackblazer717 1/2 ton status

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    i fixed it
     
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    I voted NV4500 and doubler cause that is what I want to do. I like rocks and that crawl ratio would be crazy specially with 5.13s.

    Ira
     
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    I am an automatic fan, so I choose 400 w/doubler out of the choices listed.
     
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    sm465/NP-205 !!!!!!!!!!! Add a doubler and CRAWL .
     
  7. muddybuddy

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    i voted for nv4500/doubler, but of all combos i would choose 4L80E/doubler!!!!
    gatta have that overdrive for highway use :D
     
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    th400/203/205 is classic old school chevy beef. Thats what I'm gonna run.

    j
     
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    If you're considering a 700 combo, either run a doubler or a 241. No good reason to use a 208.
     
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    I voted for the th400/doubler... But why not the option for 700r4/doubler? I would've voted for that one if I had the chance... :D I like the lower first gear ratio!
     
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    th400/doubler :D
     
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    I voted 400/Doubler

    I'm headed that direction shortly... I already ahve a 400/205 in the truck and a 203 range box sitting in my garage - just need $1k for the doubler plate, triple stick, & driveline length adjustments to get 'er working.

    Mike
     
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    nice choices

    i like the TH400/doubler and the NV4500

    im leaning tords the auto just because of ease of offroad, i dont wann burn clutches up when i get lazy...


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    I like manual transmissions.
    My vote is for the 465-203-205 doubler ,it's about bullet proof That's what I'm running in my Jimmy.With the granny gear .doubler and 5.13's my crawl ratio is 134:1 :yikes: The main advantage of the nv4500 over the sm465 is the overdrive,which you wouldn't use off road anyways.Also the sm465's are a dime a dozen and the nv4500 are about $800 -$1000 if you can find one.
    Plus I don't know if you can mate a 4500 to a 203????Maybe with a expensive adapter????
     
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    thats true
    i have a SM465 hangin around and i have a 205 but i wont do a doubler just because they are what a 1000 bucks now or close to that. whats im my rig is the dreaded (loose 3rd and overdrive) 700R4 and a 208, i like the low in the 208 but cant beat the strength of the 205

    LUKE
     
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    If you want to rock crawl I would go with an auto. If you are going to pay to do it might as well do it right with a Th400 or a 4L80E and a doubler. I personally have a 700R4/208 and it works fine but I have been threw a number of tranny's and had to rebuild the tcase more then once.

    It is totally possible to rockcrawl with a manual but if the wheeling is very technical you will really appreciate how much more control and ease of use an automatic will give you.

    Harley
     
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    Agreed, my SM465 is a PITA in the technical stuff. Always stalling out and not being able to find the right gear at the right time. Auto is in my very soon future :D
     
  18. blackblazer717

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    i love sticks too, but the auto will always pay off in the technical portions of the trail!

    LUKE
     
  19. tRustyK5

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    NV4500 is easy to bolt up to the 203. The 203 just gets the face redrilled. The back end of the NV4500 is the generic 6 hole round pattern with a 32 spline output.

    You're not gonna burn a clutch with a manual tranny and doubler, and stalling it should be near impossible unless you run a carb. At ~100:1 or lower it'd take 12-15 seconds for one rotation of the tire at idle with the clutch out. Quite honestly I hardly touched my clutch when i was in Moab and my current crawl ratio is only 58:1...the diesel really helps though. It won't stall and has a ton of torque even at idle.

    For a trailered wheeler I'd do the SM 465/doubler. For a rig that gets driven to the trail i'd go NV4500/doubler.

    Rene
     
  20. blackblazer717

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    well put TrustyK5

    i agree with that but if your a complete tard and dont upgrade axle gearing and you do a SM/205/203 you may have some trail issues, until you re-gear and do larger rubber


    LUKE
     

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