SHREK, on 04 April 2016 - 08:17 PM, said:
Nv 4500 is #240 with oil plus #40 for the fly wheel. Plus clutch?
The 4l60 is #176 with oil and converter. Maybe #20 for the cooler. Plus flexplate = not much?
That being said after driving Chad's it is a bad ass trans. In just snow I like the clutch better so far... But i'm not geared correct either.
Man just saving 100# with the auto makes me want to go that route... you have 200 more HP than I will, but what don't you like about your current gearing? If you could change it what would you go to? I can't remember what you told me... probably due to that loud ass motor you had singing the whole day lol
Jeep48, on 04 April 2016 - 08:48 PM, said:
guess I really haven't thought about a 9"... I already have the 44 gears and locker though. if atkins can make HP 9"s last with power and 44" tires, I think I should be able to make the 44's last with less tire, weight and horsepower
Drunk Prom Date, on 04 April 2016 - 09:33 PM, said:
Stock 5.3 or 6.0 with 300-350hp, the NV4500 is the best option for the gearing and doesn't rob as much power.
Running 450-550hp, I'd definitely run the auto. I wouldn't be to concerned at that point with robbing power. With the right valve body, converter and the 4spd auto you'll have lots of gearing options.
I want to run an L33, which are around 330hp... I wish those damn nv4500s weren't so heavy! I don't think I want to go to an old 4 speed manual trans either
Edited by ChevyJoe, 05 April 2016 - 07:09 AM.