View Full Version : NV5600 swap

09-20-2002, 10:26 PM
My 96 Dodge 3500 Diesel 4x4 5spd is losing 3rd gear and the syncros... before I commit to buying another NV4500 I wanted to know this...<br><br>Will the NV5600 go into a 96 Dodge truck that had a 4500, without having to change driveshaft lengths or mounts etc? I know I will have to get a new flywheel and clutch. Help!

09-20-2002, 11:26 PM
The driveshaft will need to be shortened, as the NV5600 is quite a bit longer than the NV4500. There is a complete transmission and installation kit available for this, and I had a friend buy one and bring it to my shop to install. It is pretty easy, and the driveshaft is not that expensive to have shortened at a speciality shop. I will look up the kit supplier and get it posted so you can check with them.<br><br>My experience is that you are better off to rebuild the NV4500 and add an overdrive. I suspect it will be about a thousand dollars less expensive than the transmission swap, and you get 10 forward gears instead of 6.

09-21-2002, 12:45 AM
Okay. Thanks. I was going to buy a used 5600 for about $800 from a salavage yard nearby and try to make it work.. but rebuilding the 4500 is prolly the best idea....how much foe the overdrive? Does it go on after the transfercase?

09-22-2002, 07:40 PM
RCW are you talking about the Gear Vender or something else to give you an over drive? Would love one on mine when I decide to fly instead of pull.<br><br>Thanks

02-11-2003, 05:44 PM
nv5600 might be cheaper in the long run, saturn overdrives are up around 800, they go on after the tcase and also require a new driveshaft, compare the two and see whats cheaper<br><br>if ur goin to go with the saturn, give advanceadapters a call

02-15-2003, 07:16 AM

02-20-2003, 03:44 AM
I want one... ;D ;D ;D