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Chevy 4.3/T-5 Tranny


 
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funinthesun
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:54 pm    Post subject: Chevy 4.3/T-5 Tranny Reply with quote

I've got an 86 CJ-7 with a T5 tranny. I am about to drop in a 2002 Chevy 4.3 Vortec. I haven't had any hesitations with getting an adaptor from Novtec and bolting the engine right up to my T5... Well that is, until I jumped on this form the other day.

What are the set backs with the T5? Is it not a strong tranny? I use my Jeep as a daily driver and I'm a weekend warrior when it comes to the trail, but nothing too extreme. I'm trying to do this build for a somewhat moderate price and I don't want to have to buy a transfer case adaptor if I don't have to.

Any Ideas?

Thanks Team

Dave
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kaos
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having spent the last couple of hours browsing Novak Conversions' knowledge base, after being pointed that way by 5.9 Andy in a different thread (thanks Andy), I checked what they had to say. I'm afraid it's not too heartening Sad . See for yourself at http://www.novak-adapt.com/knowledge/t4_t5.htm.

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Kári in Iceland
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Tardis
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T-5's aren't as bad as people say. If you abuse the piss out of them they will blow up, but for daily driving , and weekend trail rides you should be fine. My S-10 T-5 is holding up great. I've had it overloaded it with 1,500 lbs of gravel. That little truck and T-5 tranny took every bit of abuse I gave it. The 2nd gear syncro is funky at times, but no worse for the wear.
As for the 4.3 adapter a S-10/S-15/Blazer 4.3 T-5 bell will work. Most of AMC's parts came from the big 3 suppliers, and a lot of GM parts fit Jeep applications.
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funinthesun
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. What tranny would you recomend if I don't go with the T5? This Jeep is NOT going to be a rock crawler so I don't need a bulletproof, shockproof, rock-avenging tranny... =)

I'm trying not to take out a morgage out on this Jeep, but it seems as though that may be the way I'm heading!

Thanks for the help guys.

Dave
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Tardis
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tough call. Most 'good' trannys cost money. You could probably use an AX-15, but that has about the same reliability as the T-5. A NV4500 would be a good choice, but once again your looking at cost. Personally I'd stick with the T-5 until it goes south.
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