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Torque Splitter

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JTB, Mar 5, 2002.

  1. JTB

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    I was thinking about swappin out my four speed for an NV 4500 but that costs about $2600. I found this torque splitter that Advance Adapters makes that mounts in front of my four speed and gives me a 27% overdrive in every gear. I would have an 8-speed! The splitter costs $1400 but would require driveline and floor modification- it's 7 1/2" long. Thjink it's worth it? If I try hard enough I can justify spending about anything on the Blazer.
    Jeff
     
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    What you are describing sounds like a Gear Vendors OD unit...but they bolt to the output of the x-fer case...Is this something new?
     
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    This isn't anything new, been around since 1975 according to Advance Adapter's literature. This bolts in front of the tranny so it also works for 4wd. It is called a Ranger Torque Splitter. They also make an underdrive unit which is 17%, while the overdrive is a 27% overdrive. How much is a Gear Vendors OD unit?
    Jeff
     
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    The plan for my blazer involves using the ranger splitter AND a 6-speed out of a new Duramax. Along with the diesel, I'm hoping to pull around 20 mpg on the highway, maybe more.

    I also am planning to do the doubler with the 205 I've go in the truck now behind this massive drivetrain. I'll wind up with 5 shifters to pull and about 48 gear selections.

    Guess I should update my sig.

    Buddy
     
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    That is awesome, let me know how it goes.
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