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Is this a good deal on a th400?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by denver75k5, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. denver75k5

    denver75k5 1/2 ton status

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    $200.00 for a "Short shaft" TH400 with kevlar clutches, and a reverse pattern manual valve body.

    Should I jump on this?
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    sounds great to me as long as it is low mileage or rebuilt fresh.
     
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    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    sounds good to me also, i know i have picked up one "running" for $150 and one "running" 400/203 for $130. Nothing special about them and have yet to see if they are in fact "running.
     
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    Sounds like a good deal. Depending on the valve body, that alone could be worth the change...
     
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    Thanks for the input guys, I went and picked it up yesterday. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    short shaft as in 2wd, or short shaft meaning 4x4 ?
     
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    Does it have compression braking?? If not I wouldn't get it.
     
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    Well its a 2wd trannie but the guy said it was a short shaft,,,, Hmmm do I need to change shafts to convert it to 4wd????


    Toby,, too late I already got it...
     
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    I don't think you'll have to change shaft's, it seem's to me that a short shaft is the same as a 4x4 trans. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I did a lenghty search here and there seems to be a lot of debate on the strength of a 2wd case,, hmmmmm , how much weaker are they really?
    Also I plan on going with an atlas T-case so im sure they make an adaptor for it, but I just want to do it once and do it rite /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Just add a second crossmember to support the weight, and you should'nt have a problem. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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