4.8L Vortech with NV3500 tranny

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  1. Project60

    Project60

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    Has anyone put a 4.8L vortec and NV3500 tranny into an FJ60? They are cheaper than a 5.3L and have the manual tranny I am looking for. Engine Tranny would come from a 99+ Silverado 1500.

    Can I use the same NV4500 kit that Advanced Has? I am reading the tranny length is the same, but don't know about the output shaft.
     
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    Found this info:

    Input torque rating: 300 ft-lb
    Max GVWR: 7,200 lb
    Max GCVWR: 11,000 lb
    Fluid Capacity: 4.8 pints to the bottom of the fill plug
    Weight (with oil): 110 lb
    Mopar Manual Transmission Lubricant (PN 4761525) is the ONLY lubricant recommended for the NV3500.
    Fill Plug: Front housing on passenger side
    Drain Plug: Bottom of the front housing
     
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    How many speeds does this tranny have? I've never heard of it before.

    How much power does that engine put out?
     
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    No luck

    It is a 5spd tranny with overdrive. Gears are more steet like than trail rig.

    It has a different case length when I talked with Advanced Adapters. They said they you can't use it in a cruiser as there are no adapters for it. Not a direct swap.

    Thanks all!
     
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    the nv3550 is found in heeps. It sucks compared to its larger brother the nv4500. They have cheeper synchros and bearings. My brother has a heep wrangler with the 3550. Second gear has a problem because of the synchros and from the research he did so does almost everyone else with an nv3550. Spend more money and get the nv4500.
     
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