I'm sorry I guess left that part out. Right now I'm using the stock nv3500 but I want to switch to an automatic in the future standard is far from perfect drag tranny. Especially with turbos
you could but to swap the injection pump onto my current engine i'd have to pull off the front timing cover all the gears underneath to get the rear cover off and then change that out with a new one then put everything back on as well as change the injectors and a few other things its probably easier just to build up the new engineif memory serves, they use the 42 and 44 RE on the v6 and v8 dak. i THINK the 46 RE was behind the 360 in the R/T so that would fit, but i think it's tight. the 48 will fit with a BFH iirc. it is bigger, and you need to trim some extra things iirc, but you can beat the stock floor out enough to shoehorn it in
Crazy awesome swap though man.
can't swap the fuel pump to the engine you have now?
how much HP are you putting out getting high 20's for MPG?
its a custom made addaptor and flywheel that i had a local machine shop make up to my specsOut of pure curiousity, what adapter to you have that allows the SBM trans to bolt to it?
the engines can be hard to find ussually its better to try and find a remand step van. as far as keeping the truck reasonabley priced i would just get the engine running real good at around 200 or so hp so that you don't have to worry about the stock drivetrain every time you put the petal to the floorI'm officially on the hunt for a 4BT now, I will have the 2 gen in the spring and want to start getting everything together for the swap. I was wondering if you could give me any tips on finding a used rebuildable engine for the project? I plan on keeping the stock drivetrain until i blow it up but want a cheap cool little econo truck to daily drive.
i really like the idea of the 4l80e, the fact that you could have an auto but still have the abbility to pick your gears for stuff like burnouts and whatnot is pretty cool. i especially like the fact that you can adjust your shiftpoints through a controller. but i'm on a students budget and the newer the technology is the harder it can be to make it work with something unique and i don't have a big enough budget to keep throughing money into a 4l80e until it works.Dakota3.9R/T said:Awesome truck. I've been throwing this idea around for a gen 2 4x4 Dakota with a 4bt for towing/off rd. They make adapter plates to merge any trans to the 4bt. I'd go with a chevy turbo 400, or a 4l80e if you want all out power. I believe they came with a turbo 400 in the box trucks. I talked to a guy at the track with a 6bt in a ranger with ac and everything. He was running 124mph in the quarter with a 4l80e getting almost 30 mpg on the hwy. Major props for doing it big. Plan on doing a trans soon cuz that nv3500 is going to turn into a twizler once that torque hits it hard. Really Bad ass truck. Congrats.
ya i haven't really looked around all that much yet i was gonna do some talking with the local tranny shops this summer.why not go with a 47RH, and then build accordingly based on the power needs? No un-modified transmission is going to like the power/torque output of a >400whp diesel, and I cannot imagine a 4l80 being cheaper than the 47RH for go fast parts/power handling ability
got nitrous hooked up this summer and the clutch can't hold the power, so i now have a 4l80e that i will swap in over the winter. also need to hook up some traction bars because it hops like a bitch off the lineany updates with this thing?
nope not me truck hasn't left alberta in a long timeWere you in Sutton Ontario recently? Saw the exact same truck, definitely a diesel as well.
Ya It was running 15.0 flat with alot less fuel, a standard tranny, a clutch slipping like crazy, and wheel hop like I've never seen before.You ever run this thing down the track?
That's what I'm thinking.Not bad for a heavy ass QC with a heavier drivetrain put in it. I would remove as much weight as possible and a good set of slicks and it will be night and day..