How hard is it to switch an nv 4500 transmission from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive in a Chevrolet.

I found a transmission the nv4500 but it's a two-wheel drive I need to convert it to 4 wheel drive do I have to switch the tail shaft or just cut it off
My car has a manual transmission.
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Hi there. There are a couple of ways to convert your transmission from 2WD to 4WD. You could install a transfer case and have a short drive shaft go to it from the transmission. Another was is you will need to remove the rear housing and install the rear housing adapter to attach a transfer case. If you need further assistance with converting your transmission from 2WD to 4WD, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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Any gm nv4500 will bolt to any gm engine.
A NV4500 is rated to a GVW of 14,500. The amount of power a tranny can hold is completely dependent on the driving style. I have heard guys blowing tranny`s just over stock, and some reaching over 600hp.
The NV4500 was first released in Chevy / GM trucks from 1992 under GM RPO code MT8 and GM part #12346190. It was introduced into Dodge trucks in 1995. Though it has it roots as the New Process 4500 four-speed beginning as early as 1972 in Dodge trucks, its current incarnation as we know it today is quite different.
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That means a 454 can support almost 600 hp (454 x 1.3 = 590.2). Indeed, many do. Using the same multiplier, a 496 can support 645 hp.
a 2 bolt main will support 450 hp for short periods of WOT if it has a steel crank. I wouldn`t recommend trying 450 with a cast crank though. The 330 should be a 4 bolt main block. Lined honed and ARP studded block will handle 600 or so.
Chevy NV4500 transmission. The gear ratios of all of the Dodge version NV4500s remained the same, which is a 1st gear of 5.61:1; 2nd 3.04:1; 3rd 1.67:1; 4th 1:1 ratio, and a 27% overdrive.
Nv3500 can handle any SB and highway and moderate towing. NV4500 is a great trans, but as stated, it is a tow truck box 3500 is slick by comparison. Drive each one and see what feels best. A GM 4X4 V8 NV3500 has larger output shaft that is same as NV4500 so T-cases can be interchanged.
The NV4500 transmission is considered to be the toughest and most reliable 5 speed manual transmission ever built. Robust and reliable, this 5 speed transmission was supplied in pickup trucks (up to 1 Ton) and is a popular replacement in older trucks with 4 speeds.
What led to the manual transmission`s demise? As the torque wars wage on, engine output surpassed the capability of manual-transmission clutches. GM dropped the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra`s manual transmission by 2008, followed by Ford for the 2011 Super Duties and then Ram HDs for the 2019 model year.
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HM290 Manual Transmission for GM 1988-1992 1500 And 2500 4×4 5 Speed.
Muncie M22, Tremec T-56 if you want overdrive, TH400 if you want an automatic, TH700R4 if you want an automatic with overdrive.
Take a 454, add a 4.250-inch stroke crank along with some 6.385-inch rods and your displacement shoots up to 489 cubes.

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How hard is it to switch an nv 4500 transmission from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive in a Chevrolet.
ANSWER : Hi there. There are a couple of ways to convert your transmission from 2WD to 4WD. You could install a transfer case and have a short drive shaft go to it from the transmission. Another was is you will need to remove the rear housing and install the rear housing adapter to attach a transfer case. If you need further assistance with converting your transmission from 2WD to 4WD, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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GM Manufacturer Communication Number: 3137
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GM Manufacturer Communication Number: 3526
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Turn selector switch to 2 Wheel Dr. and it stays in four-wheel-drive and then yellow light comes on on the dash and says service
ANSWER : Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is equipped with an electric transfer case, in which something has gone wrong. The fact your are stuck in 4WD, is because the computers programming demands the system shuts down during this time. You will want to have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic codes to find out what about the system is failing. The codes can be removed to try and temporarily switch back to 2WD. Be careful with this, as shutting down the system when there is a fault is a safety matter. For more help with diagnostics, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

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