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February 12, 2009, 10:14 pm

Chris S
 

Question: My truck has a 4 speed in it and it went out. i want to

My truck has a 4 speed in it and it went out. i want to put a 5 speed in it if possible. i know that the newer trucks have nv4500s in them.
the problem that i see is that the shifter comes up further back on the nv4500 than it did on the sm465 and this may interfere with the t-case shifter
i want to know if this conversion is possible or not
(i am willing to modify the t-case shifter to make it work if possible.)


February 18, 2009, 4:54 pm

Tyler O
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Anything is possible with enough time and money.

Does the bell housing have the same pattern? What about the input shaft? Can you use the same clutch, flywheel, starter, clutch slave cylinder and throw out bearing?

If everything is compatible there, do some measurements and see exactly whats different on the shifter.

You'll also need to examine where the drive shaft attaches. It might be splined differently or a bit longer etc. You might need a custom drive shaft.

There is a lot to consider before starting this kind of swap. Talking to a shop that does this type of thing is a great idea.

Good luck!


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