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Unread 09-05-2006, 03:17 PM   #1
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46RH compatibility - swap for ?

Hey, guys. I'm buying a 5.2L engine & 46RH tranny from a '94 ZJ. I'll be putting the V8 into my YJ Wrangler with an NV3500 manual tranny. Since I won't be using the 46RH, I'd like to know if it can be used in anything besides '93-'95 ZJs with 5.2L engine? For example, could it be used as a replacement for 42RE in 6cyl ZJs, or in Dodge trucks? I'd like to know its compatibility before I advertise it for sale.
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Unread 09-08-2006, 04:09 PM   #2
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Does anyone know if the 46RH tranny from a '94 ZJ is a bolt in swap for anything besides '93-'95 ZJ V8s (5.2L)?
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It will not work for a 4.0L.

It will work for OBD I computer engines: 3.9L V6 and 5.2L and 5.9L V8.

Is your YJ going to be built for trails or street?
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Unread 09-08-2006, 08:29 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info, Tim. That's what I was looking for!

The YJ I'm building will primarily be set up for trail use (rock crawling). I do want it to be street-legal, though. I'll say 25% street use, 75% off-road. It definitely won't be a DD.
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If you are going to be primarily on rocks, I would look to a different tranny than the NV3500 if it is not to late. The NP435 would suit you better. Especially since it won't be a DD.

The NP435 was behind the FI 5.2L/5.9L from 88-91, so you can use a stock bellhousing to mate them.

Might want to check it out
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Thanks for the input, Tim. If it weren't too late, I would heed your advice and go with the NP435 and get the low-range 1st gear. I have owned the NV3500 for almost a year, though, and it's one reason I decided to go with a Dodge V8 instead of SBC. My NV3500 came out of a '99 Ram 1500 and has about 40K miles on it. It has the integrated bellhousing that will bolt up to the 5.2L V8.
In order to get a better crawl ratio, I may end up putting a 4:1 TeraLow kit into the NP231. But I'll worry about that later.
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46RH behind a Dodge 273?

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It will work for OBD I computer engines: 3.9L V6 and 5.2L and 5.9L V8.
Hey, Tim. If the 46RH will bolt up to the 318/5.2L and 360/5.9L, would it also bolt up to an older Dodge 273 V8? I found a guy who wants to put my 46RH behind his 273, along with a Dana 300 xfer case. Any idea if this would work? If not, where should I check? I've done some Internet searches, but have come up empty.
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I really have no clue... I'll see if I can do some research on it.
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273, 318, 340 & 360 all share the same bellhousing bolt pattern.
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Thanks, Tim, for your offer to assist. Please don't worry about doing research on this for me, though... unless you're curious.

Thanks, RSL, for the confirmation on the b/h bolt pattern.
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