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godtool
01-31-2010, 10:43 AM
I notice a few rock crawlers have 4 spd standards but I hear the clutching can bind and you can't shift. Like for a sm465 chev tranny, do you need to switch it over to a cable or hydraulic so no pivot between frame and bell housing? Whats a good set-up for a standard tranny shifting where frame flexing can be an issue?

D-Ass
01-31-2010, 11:38 AM
if it is a crawler go auto no fun trying to hit gears when you are stuck on a ledge

m j
01-31-2010, 12:55 PM
you already answered your question, hydraulic linkage from an 85-92 fullsize chevy

SquirreL-E
01-31-2010, 03:38 PM
auto's shifter linkage can bind too so you cant change gears... cable/hydraulic is a must for either setup.

fj401ton
01-31-2010, 05:17 PM
auto :dontknow:

godtool
02-01-2010, 08:09 AM
Will the hydraulic set up easily attach to my 80 sm465 tranny? Or do need a different clutch fork? I guess a clutch master cylinder too?

Apathy
02-01-2010, 08:59 AM
if it is a crawler go auto no fun trying to hit gears when you are stuck on a ledge

not a problem if you know how to drive.[16]

bcmaxx
02-01-2010, 11:10 AM
The old auto vs. manual argument eh? auto guys will tell you they are the best, standard guys will tell you they are the best

Ginger Snaps
02-01-2010, 11:18 AM
not a problem if you know how to drive.[16]


:s30x: better gearing with a stick

B
02-01-2010, 11:37 AM
not a problem if you know how to drive.[16]


that being said auto for a crawler [cheers]

Apathy
02-01-2010, 12:00 PM
that being said auto for a crawler [cheers]

ultimately auto is better for a crawler. However, i perseonnally like being able to hit redline, 3rd gear and dump it when necessary.
in addition, manuals are more reliable.

unless you break a main shaft or fry a clutch.. you'll always have 1 gear.

Jeepnut
02-01-2010, 12:04 PM
Standard...is there anythins else:dontknow:

B
02-01-2010, 12:06 PM
ultimately auto is better for a crawler. However, i perseonnally like being able to hit redline, 3rd gear and dump it when necessary.
in addition, manuals are more reliable.

unless you break a main shaft or fry a clutch.. you'll always have 1 gear.


with a 3.oL nissan when are you not rev limiter ? ... lol manual valve body allows you to shift as needed as well ;)

[cheers]

Apathy
02-01-2010, 12:11 PM
with a 3.oL nissan when are you not rev limiter ? ... lol manual valve body allows you to shift as needed as well ;)

[cheers]

when its upside down.. BWWWHHHHAAA

but there is there is wisdom to what you say..

at least i have more torque than the silly toyota guys...lol[cheers]

4skin
02-27-2010, 08:25 PM
when its upside down.. BWWWHHHHAAA

but there is there is wisdom to what you say..

at least i have more torque than the silly toyota guys...lol[cheers]
:confused0006: hows that torque work when the wheels are faceing the sky:dontknow: :dontknow:

pathfinder i thuoght it was a

F O R D

flip over read directions:D :D :D :D :D

godtool
02-28-2010, 08:54 AM
I think I'm going to go with my sm465 attached to my 454. I'm also thinking about putting this IH t-case behind an np205 for a crawl box! Or maybe 2 np205's in a row?? Never really thought about how this is done till today!


http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h213/godtool/tcase2.jpg