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nv4500 install

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hi pinion, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. hi pinion

    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    Just curious exactly WHO has done the swap, if they have lots of neat pics, etc etc. I looked in the wirteup section and all i get is a link to another link.NOPE! Common, who has it? Lets see it!!!
     
  2. hi pinion

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    I knew nobody had done it:haha:
     
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    *rasies hand* On a first gen though, but you knew that.
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i am using a hydro throw out style from 96-up in my 79 k30 cab chassie. it is fixed yoke 2x4 so i will use my divorced 205 with it. basic bolt up and need to move the shifter hole back about 5" from what i have read.
     
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    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    Actually i had no idea, do you have any build pics? Good to hear from you again BTW.


    Jake
     
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    Anyone?
     
  7. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    What the heck do you want a 4500 for? It's a wheeler, not an over the road traveler. You don't need overdive, so there....:p:
     
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    Yeah right the, NV4500 is a cool deal, who says you cant wheel with a NV???? :D
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Nobody said you couldn't wheel one, but it seems the main reason guys swap them out over a 465 is for the overdrive for better mileage as a driver. Both have the same gear spread anyway, wheeling either the 465 or 4500 should feel very similar from what I know, meaning I don't think there is much if any gains on the trail with a 4500 over the 465, it's cruising down the highway at 65mph and 2,200RPM's or so that is whats gained, and the main reason why people want them from what I know.
     
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    NV4500 is cheaper than a trailer and tow rig...:D

    Rene
     
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    Jake ill get you some pics.
     
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    exactly.... i some day plan on a nv4500... yes I want over drive.... I drive down the highway at 75mph and the motor could be purring instead of almost screaming... my truck is what I drive to the trails and drive home..... I expect alot out of my truck.. plus I Know to limit my beatings and expect to drive it home... :wink1:
     
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    I also want to do the 4500 swap. But i use my rig more for tow.
     
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    Exactly!
     
  15. yellowK20

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    I've done it twice Once on my K20 and once on my K10 stepper(actually this one is in progress) My k20 has a dodge NV4500 and 205 My k10 has a Dodge NV4500 and 241 Bothe fixed yoke from 93 dodge 3/4 tons (one cummins one 360) I used the bellhousing adapter from Advance Adapters . it's awesome My K20 Had aTbi 454 and 4.10's with 315-70's and I got nearly 15mpg Highway about 11 in town I DD it for 3 years until it got t-boned last summer My stepper Is stripped nearly to bare frame (still need to pull the cab) It will have an LT-1 Tpi In front of the NV4500/241 with 4.88's and 37" MTR's I'm hoping for simular mileage
     
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    :bow: STEPSIDES :bow:
    OD would be very nice seeing how I like to drive 85ish which is like 3200rpms. That does a number on the engine after holding it at that rpm for an hour.
     
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    yeah me to speed limit is 75 on the highways down here(and you get passed if ya don't run at least 80) So O/D is greatly helpful It's alot like driving a SM-465 (a bit smoother shifts) first gear feels the same as do the others. Stepside pichttp://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/yellowk20/detail?.dir=763d&.dnm=f6f2.jpg&.src=ph
     
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    what about the nv5600 instead of the nv4500? which of the 2 would be the easier choice.... lets put asside length, cost, availability....

    just trying to say.. would the nv5600 bolt up easier? I believe the nv4500 uses a drivers side output for the front shaft?????
     
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    Well with the right adapter you can use any t-case you want any side drop you want I made my swap easier by using 93' dodge trans&t-case's with d-side drops as far asthe NV5600 there an intergrated bell housing they make kits but that's a big heavy tranny (like 360 pounds I think?) and the NV4500 is like 165 or so and all NV5600 came in trucks with a D-side drop
     
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    think im sold on the 6 speed now!!!!!!!! NV5600 in the future....
    I dont care about weight or lenght.. I got a fullsize....
    weight is merely a small factor.. you just bring that many less people that make that weight up....:haha:


    eventually when I do the crew cab conversion... the bed will be cut but I will still have the rollbar, toolbox with tools, oil, oilfilter, belts, chainsaw, straps, extra alt, waterpump, starter, dshafts, universals, axle shafts... kinda like a self recovery, self repair vehicle...
     

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