Is the Dodge NV4500 a good transmission?

The NV4500 transmission is considered to be the toughest and most reliable 5 speed manual transmission ever built. Robust and reliable, this 5 speed transmission was supplied in pickup trucks (up to 1 Ton) and is a popular replacement in older trucks with 4 speeds.

How many speeds is a NV4500?

The NV 4500 is a top loading five-speed transmission with a cast iron case, aluminum top cover and dual PTO ports. It features all helical gears, and is fully synchronized.

What year is NV4500?

The New Venture Gear 4500, commonly called NV4500, is a 5-speed manual transmission manufactured by New Venture Gear and used in General Motors and Chrysler products from 1991–2007.

What years did Dodge use NV4500?

How much does a NV4500 transmission weigh?

Dry weight: 195 lbs. Max. GVW: 14,500 lbs.

How much horsepower can a stock NV4500 handle?

A NV4500 is rated to a GVW of 14,500. The amount of power a tranny can hold is completely dependent on the driving style. I have heard guys blowing tranny’s just over stock, and some reaching over 600hp.

What vehicles came with a NV4500?

General Motors used the NV4500 as RPO MT8 & MW3 in 8500 + GVWR light trucks.

  • 1991–2000 GMC & Chevrolet C/K 2500 and 3500.
  • 1999 & 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500.
  • 2001–2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500 and 2007 Silverado Classic.
  • 2001–2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500.

Can you change the shifter base on a NV4500?

This is a heavy duty transmission for GVWR above ~8500 lb. There are various models of NV4500 and the shifter base can only be changed on later years with the “square top” lid (1995+ for GM, 1998+ for Dodge) where the shifter base is removable.

How long is the input shaft on a NV4500?

GM input shafts protrude their usual 6-5/8″ while the Dodge units are 7-5/8″ long. Because of its length, moderate gearing, weight and overdrive, the NV4500 is probably best suited for higher powered Jeeps that require a strong transmission with an overdrive gear.

When did the NV4500 overdrive transmission come out?

In 1990, General Motors’ Muncie Transmission Division and Chrysler’s New Process Corporation joined forces to form New Venture Gear Company for the purpose of producing a line of manual transmissions. The NV4500 heavy-duty 5-speed overdrive truck transmission was one of their first offerings, brought to market in 1991.

Is the NV4500 a 4 wheel drive or 2 wheel drive?

There are various other Dodge and GM 4wd and 2wd housings. This housing contains fifth gear and as usual, 2wd style housings are longer. A unique feature of the NV4500 is its fly-weighted 1st-to-2nd gear synchro assembly, preventing a downshift at excessive revs.