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47RH to RE OD housing

Started gathering parts for auto swap about a year ago and...

picked up a 241dhd transfer case with driveshafts(regular cab like mine) for cheap off of a 2000 Dodge 2500 46re and was planning on finding a 47re to pair it with (both 23 spline)

Looked for 9 months and finally found a deal on a 47rh. Oh well, I can mess with driveshafts.

Did some searching/figuring and the 47rh needs a longer input shaft on the transfer case to seal/full engagement and obviously driveshaft length diffences as stated

I plan on doing a full manual valvebody so I don't think I will need the governor on the 47rh anyhow so my idea...

Will a 47re od housing and output shaft work on a 47rh?
How about 46re? Those are a dime a dozen at the salvage yard and supposedly the same as a 47re based on what I can find.
Just thinking it would save me the messing around swapping transfer case inputs, driveshafts, and possibly less likely to crack with a transfer case hanging off the back.
Any knowledgable input would be appreciated, Thanks

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The 46re is a Gasser trans and not strong enough, and the reason they are so cheap is because there was more gas then diesel trucks made.

The 47rh trans is a couple inches longer then the re, if doing a manual VB why not just use the rh.

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High performance parts are more readily available for the re.

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Thanks for the input. My plan was to put just the overdrive housing from an re on the rh. If it were as simple as finding a 47re I would have done that. Looked for almost a year and finally found a 47rh.
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