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12-13-2012, 12:39 PM #1
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Nv3500 or nv4500
I have an 1988 gmc trying to find a transmisson for, its a heavy half ton (6lug) 2500 tags. What 5spd do i have NV3500 or NV4500
12-15-2012, 01:13 AM #2
The 5 speed manual transmission used in 1988 was a HM-290, built by Muncie. The NV4500 was introduced in 1992 and the lighter-duty NV3500 came on in 1993.
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12-17-2012, 10:21 AM #3
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So will a NV4500 or NV3500 fit right in without any rigging? Im having a difficult time finding that transmisson.
04-23-2013, 01:09 PM #4
i have the NV3500 in my truck... its pretty tough, dude. Its all aluminum and you can get a hurst shifter for it.
I powershift and do burn outs and the thing that failed, was the rear carrier cracked in half.... the trasmission can take a beating
the NV4500 is a beast. it weights almost 200lbs without oil. and its all iron.
so if your going with 14 bolt axles, a huge engine, and a extra reinforced mounted transfercase, get the NV4500.
if your looking for something that will work and fit with stock, get the NV3500.Gas was $1.83 when Obama took office.....
05-06-2013, 11:37 PM #5
05-07-2013, 03:07 AM #6
I don't know much about the truck manual trannys, but that pic makes me want to swap in a manual in my Burb when I do the motor. I miss having a manual in a truck.93 Suburban (Southern Slayer): TBI 350, 4L60E
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05-08-2013, 03:43 PM #7
yeah, i love it X)
but i need a better clutch than stock... the master clynder is super weak, making the clutch way heavy... in stop and go it beats me up =(
but it does help with gas millage and power when you want it =)
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