Which SM465 do I need? (1 Viewer)

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I've read through some threads and I'm just confusing myself. What SM465 do I need, 2wd or 4wd and what spline count? I want to stick it between a 2F and a 4.7 Toybox. I've got a guy who wants to trade me the SM465 and an NP205 for some old tires, I just want to make sure I get one I can use. Thanks,

Geoff
 

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You want the earlier 4wd version that came with the 10 spline output.

2wd versions had the 35 spline output-these are the most common.

Late 4wd came with a long stick out 32 spline output shaft-these are difficult to use for anything.

If you post a pic, I may be able to identify the combo, since I have a 465/205 combo sitting on the garage floor right now. Is your 205 a slip yoke version? Earlier versions had a standard yoke on the rear output, which is better than the later slip yoke.

Unfortunately for you, the sm465/205 versions came in both 4wd versions, so you won't know without a direct examination.

Rather than a Toybox, you might consider using a 203 doubler box and running the 205 case you are getting in the trade. It's a stronger set up and likely cheaper too. Several sources for this adapter, but look at Offroad Design's version.
ORD Doubler 4:1 Dual Transfer Case, NP205-NP203 - Fullsize 4x4 Parts
 
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I'll see if I can get a pic. I've thought about the 203/205 doubler (I'm assuming you mean get rid of the split case, yes?), definitely still in the running. It's about half the price of the toybox.
 

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It looks like the sm465 to 203 adapter is tough to source, and anyone speak to this?


It's tough to source. I got one through OrangeFJ45 ie Georg at Valley Hybrids in Stockton. He's a very helpful guy to deal with and recommend him without reservation. He got mine from a local yard where he has contacts.
 
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Is it possible to tell if it's right by the trans input shaft? I have pics, but it's attached to a 205 and the owner doesn't want to pull them apart.
 
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Any idea of the vintage of the trans? Earlier models will be the 10 spline. Later will be the 32.
 

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