I did notice the length difference and I actually trimmed down the rear output shaft of the trans 16mm.
old shaft sat in 9mm
new shaft protruded 7mm
After I finished and I could not mount easily I noticed my np231 female end seems to have tons of room unless the shaft tapers. Does the opening not run all the way into the case? It does measure much deeper than the length of the output shaft. I kinda feel stuped for spending 2 hours grinding mine down but its clean at least
Using a steel rule I checked around the trans output shaft and unless it tapers up or the rear seal is smaller I cant find the interference.
But I could be hallucinating from frustration.
GP what was your output shaft hitting?
I can almost see a ring around the seal retainer where i first tried to tighten it up and the seal retainer ring was too larger.
GP nice builds by the way and my trans is also suppose to be from an 05 ram 1500
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