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overdrive on a np465

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dreadstealth, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. dreadstealth

    dreadstealth Registered Member

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    i have an 1989 with an np465 trans and was wondering if anyone knows of a company that makes an overdrive for it.
     
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    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    ranger overdrive box is one, gear vendors may make one too.
     
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    New Venture makes an overdrive for it...it's called the NV4500 :D

    Rene
     
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    Heard it shifts nice too:laugh:
     
  7. dreadstealth

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    where can i get one of those? if anyone has looked at my other posts im trying to build an insane offroad monster that is still practical as a heavilly used DD. here is a link of what would be neat but with a body on it.
    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=542775

    Check it out it has an EXTREMELY low center of gravity and big tires. okay monster tires. would it be my best choice to start with a truggy and then add a body and a top?
     
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    Why yes, yes it does in fact. :D

    Rene
     
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    Also heard it's heavy and could crush you if you install it alone... :haha:
     
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    That Garbee fellow...he took the Ranger out of his truck. I forget exactly why, I believe it says there. Too noisy, or something along those lines.

    It would be nice, but kinda pricy. That and people always ask about it on bulletin boards like here and Pirate (myself included) and no one really runs one. I'd think that if they were so awesome, more peepole would run them, but it's just not the case.

    What I think would be interesting would be to retrofit an auxiliary transmission from a larger truck that has an OD, because they also had lower gears. Then you get OD + a doubler. But, a few snags with this. If you wanted to take full advantage of the doubler, you'd have to run the auxiliary transmission divorced behind the tranny, then a divorced transfer behind that. Can we say 4 driveshafts? :eek1: Plus, your rear shaft would be Jeep length, and you'd need a carrier bearing or two for your front shaft. Not to mention these old auxiliary transmissions arent exactly growing on trees, they are actually really hard to find unless you have access to a big truck junkyard.

    Optimally? I agree with Rene. NV4500 or its ilk.
     
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    It's just about the smoothest shifting heavy duty trans there is :D

    (there's not a NV4500 in my truck but in the tow rig).
     

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