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New Venture NV3550

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Product Information

MSRP: $700.00
Average Price: $670.05
Manufacturer: New Venture
Yes: 21 / No: 0

Gear Ratios:

First Gear 4.01
Second Gear 2.33
Third Gear 1.39
Fourth Gear 1.00
Fifth Gear 0.78
Reverse 3.57


Dry weight: 97 lbs.
Oil capacity: 2 liters
Rated GVW: 7200 lbs.
Length (OAL from Engine to Tcase) 24 (incl Bellhousing & Tcase adapter)
Case material: cast aluminum
Rated Torque 300 ft/lbs (conservative)
Input shaft & spline 1-1/8" 10 spline


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c5wagner's Reviews
11-07-2013, 01:49 AM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Tough and a major improvement over my old ax-15
Cons: Just like the ax-15, it has a major gap in gearing between 3rd and 4th
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Bought it to replace a failing ax-15 and got it with a nv241or for $400, much better than my old thrashed syncros ax-15

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Idahojeepin44's Reviews
08-24-2013, 04:15 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: Stock
Cons: Stock
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Stock transmission


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bbusch's Reviews
12-11-2012, 04:57 AM
Price: $2,500.00
Pros: Gets the job done
Cons: Very loud at idle
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Mine is approaching 130K miles and I am starting to question it's reliability. Time will tell but I hope this transmission holds up until I do a V8 swap. I have run Royal Purple Synchromax since the Fall of 2003 and when I do oil changes I do notice the idle noise from the unit gets better (ie more quiet). I give this unit a good rating but if it fails on me I will have to change that to a bad rating.

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jpetro49's Reviews
03-24-2012, 07:45 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: rides and shifts nicely
Cons: 1rst gear way too short
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It would be nice if first gear was a little bit longer. I never use it unless I am on a steep hill.


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rsg1963's Reviews
11-17-2011, 09:46 AM
Price: $2,500.00
Pros: Ratios, strength, size
Cons: cost
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Going from 3 gears to 5 was amazing in itself. But the 1st gear on this is low so it added to my 4:1 TC even more. The OD makes highway driving a much quieter and calmer event now compared to the screaming engine at 60 MPH before. One of the three best upgrades I have ever made to a Jeep.

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EricYJ00's Reviews
08-30-2010, 09:54 PM
Price: $650.00
Pros: Stronger than AX-5/15. Shifts smoothly. Overall very happy with it.
Cons: Transmission fluid is expensive. 18.00 a Quart is kinda out of control.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Overall performance is excellent. The Transmission shifts smoothley and is more than able to handle the power of my 5.7L Vortec.

luckychris's Reviews
06-24-2010, 06:13 PM
Price: $2,600.00
Pros: Bullet proof in my book
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I had this installed, after my tranny died. I purchased the kit via Advanced Adapters, back in 2003. It arrived quickly, and had I more time I would have installed it myself.
Quote from transmission guy who installed it. "Wow, that was really easy. I can't believe how complete that kit was, it came with EVERYTHING!.
Minor tub cutting around the shifter, and it was in with no problem.


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RTStork's Reviews
03-18-2010, 12:37 AM
Price: $1.00
Pros: .
Cons: .
Recommended? Yes

Comments: ...


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TennesseeTJ02's Reviews
03-04-2010, 05:59 AM
Price: $1.00
Pros: It's strong and shifts nicely
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: great transmission,strong and shifts nicely

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Damonec's Reviews
11-03-2009, 10:23 PM
Price: $1.00
Pros: holding still after 100k miles
Cons: sychro rings going
Recommended? Yes

Comments: no complaints tranny gets me to and from work and wherever I wanna go offroad so far.


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valacech's Reviews
09-15-2009, 11:48 AM
Price: $1.00
Pros: It works.
Cons: Noisy.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It came with the truck.


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JFranko's Reviews
07-08-2009, 05:22 PM
Price: $1,500.00
Pros: Better than the AX-15, external slave cylinder, supposed to be a little stronger
Cons: Not factorty, so It take's a little modding to get it to fit just right.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I needed a new transmission, and this one was the same price as an AX-15 from advanced adapters, plus the price of the the adapter brought the final price to around 1900. So I had to decide on whether to upgrade, or stay with the AX-15. I decided on the AX-15, but when I went to order it, I was told they were on backorder and I was looking at about a 1 month wait, but I wanted to get my Jeep back on the road ASAP. After about a week I finally had my new transmission, and thanks to the adapters, there was little work involved besides mounting some brackets for the transfer case linkage, and cutting a little 1"x1" notch in the floor board to accommodate the t-case linkage, which wouldn't have been necessary if I had a body lift or a transfer case drop


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FunkSkunk's Reviews

03-16-2009, 11:51 PM
New Venture NV3550
Price: $550.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Got it used with about 70K on it, solid tranny little louder than the AX-15 but newer/stronger/bolted up fine.

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tomwhysy's Reviews

03-14-2009, 11:15 PM
New Venture NV3550
Price: $200.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: little sticky but ok came out of 1990 chevy 1500 truck............................................. .................................................. ...........

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R1Blueboy's Reviews

03-08-2009, 08:17 PM
New Venture NV3550
Price: $525.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: So far a pretty durable transmission. Had syncro's replaced at 80k, has 130k now, fresh clutch, pilot bushing, and throw-out bearing..


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KenJ95's Reviews

03-08-2009, 08:50 AM
New Venture NV3550
Price: $500.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I got this tranny out of an 03 TJ. It is the best thing I have installed in my jeep.


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Diabl0's Reviews

12-10-2008, 09:02 PM
New Venture NV3550
Price: $700.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: A bit noisy, but other than that it's great. Swapped in place of an Ax15 and couldn't ask for much more.


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abeshures's Reviews

11-11-2008, 08:28 PM
New Venture NV3550
Price: $1.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: one of the best transmissions ive used in a jeep. 2nd gears synchros suck but besides that its a great tranny

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01TJCRAWLER's Reviews

11-08-2008, 09:16 AM
New Venture NV3550
Recommended? Yes

Comments: 107k and still ticking. what else can you say. has held up very well to many years of abuse and punishment.

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Fred007's Reviews

07-22-2008, 11:11 AM
New Venture NV3550
Price: $700.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: From a 2003 Jeep of some sort. Slightly different bellhousing than an AX-15

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