Not sure if the title was the best way to phrase that.
Looking for a close
ratio 3500 for a swap into my 98 5.9 ZJ Jeep. The
closest ratio NV3500s are the
3500HD and the Ram 2500LD 2WD 3500.
(The regular NV3500 in the Ram 4WD 1500s is
wider than those two
Pretty sure there are compatibility issues
with the HD trans. I
believe it will not fit the 5.9 Magnum style motors. I
people say they are behind 5.2s in Rams but other people (Including
New Venture) say they are not.
Like all the info I get, for every good answer
on one forum there is
someone on another forum or another reply that contradicts
So, here's the deal:
I know the NV3500 has the integral bellhousing and
splits in the
middle for rebuilding. Would it be possible to split the 3500HD
put it back together with the front section from a 3500 that came off
How much of a 2WD 3500 would have to be swapped to use it with a 4WD
I found a pic of the 3500 here:
the 3500 tailshaft housing is the whole back half so I'm
asking the same thing
but wondering if the back half or a 4WD 3500
will mate with the internals and
front half of the 2WD close ratio
Also wondering if the 3500 HD
internals can go into the 3500 4WD
Seems like it should but you never
Still going two steps forward, one step back on this swap info!
time I learn more, I learn this is also more to learn! :-)