Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Near Fairfield, CT
Just to re-chime in. Yes, some of the older truck trannies are as or more stout than an NNV4500, but I like the 4500 for a few reasons. Obviously, 5th gear overdrive. The closest trails to me are like 2 hours of highway driving, and she's no trailer queen.
Next, while not a Getrag in a BMW, the 4500 shifts very smoothly for being a one ton truck tranny.
Lastly, its much newer than the NP435 or t-18, etc. I'm hoping parts are still easy to.come by in 20 years. Although the 258 does not even come close to taxing it.
'82 Scrambler - NV4500/4.5" lift/33" Toyo MTs/4.0/twin stick, and my windshield washers work! Full 1/2 cab Cage
2004 Grand Limited 4.7 HO - OH Boy!
2010 Grand Laredo 5.7 Hemi - SICK - back for a second time!
"Both my Doberman and my Jeep can accurately be described as 'black and rust.'"