I would invest in a G56 girdle
Shafts are significantly different. Thanks for the tip thoughI swapped an nv5600 in a 12v that was originally a 47rh. The auto drive shafts worked for it, I think a g56 is shorter though. Maybe something to look into, may be able to use stock driveshafts.
The shifter is located almost exactly where the nv4500 was. The shifter for the np271D is going to be the same as the np241DLD as well.Does the shifter come through in the same location as the earlier transmissions? It always looked to me like the later 3rd gen trucks had the shifter coming out much closer to the dash. Not sure if this is simply differences in the dash styles though. Just a thought in case you have to redesign your lower console - same goes for the transfercase shifter if that will come through any differently.
The 5 speed didn't seem abnormal to me. I've been driving dodge 5 speeds since I got my license (dodge dakota, my dad's 96 12V and now my 02)Ya I prefer the 6 speeds over the 5 soeeds. Always seemed like I was in the wrong gear. Would a g56 be a straight swap with an nv5600?
I've driven the 4500, 5600, and now my g56. G56 would win my vote 100% of the time, and I'm not saying that just because I put one in. It shifts smoother, goes into gear easier, and seems to be very reliable even at "higher" HP levels.I've driven both the NV4500 and NV5600 transmissions. I tend to like the Nv4500 way less gear rowing. Being both 4th and 5th on a NV4500 are the same to NV5600 and G56 transmissions you not gaining a lot really on the highway. The only thing is filling in that bit of void on 3rd 4th in the 5 speed.
I got to ask what fluid did you decide on using TFaoro?
I did... $2700 for one with 140K on it. I got a $1200 Tcase and a trans with 60K on it for that much.Did you try sourcing a 56A out of a 6.7 pickup at all? I've been thinking about this swap for a long time myself but won't do it without the later g56 specifically because of that overdrive ratio
1: I have an NP271 Tcase in it, not the the factory 241. It is significantly wider than the 241 and even goes into the frame a bit in one spot. It'll also help clear the 3" lift when I get the chance to put it in.Very Nice Install.
1 Why did you need to notch the left side of the CM for the DL? ,,,, Others I've seen pics of haven't needed to. Do you have a lift?
2 Transfer case linkage. Did you need to modify it. I know the rod needs to be lengthened 3or4 inches.
Most G56 in stalls I've found on the web are in 94-97s they build a bracket to mount the 94-97 TC linkage on and tweak it to make it work right..
I know the 98-02s TC linkage mounts to the trans tunnel. I like the idea of using a 98-02 TC linkage on my upcoming install beats making a bracket if I don't need to.