88GMCtruck's 98 Silverado Towpig Build: "Black Fox"

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  1. Blackwater

    Blackwater Engineering Geinus

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    I completely agree with you except the differences on the MT8 Vs MW3. I went with the MW3 because it was fully syncroed and the gear ratios where not as low in the 1-3 gears. 1st and reverse in the first year of the MT8 was 6.34:1, then changed to 5.61:1 in both. first and reverse was not syncroed till the MW3. In 1997 onward the reverse went to 5.04.
     
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    88GMCtruck I'm all 8-Luggy!

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    RPO MT8 was used in 92-94. All the MT8 transmission have the lower gear ratios (6.34:1 first). The gear ratios changed in 95 when they started sharing the case/bellhousing pattern as dodge (5.61:1 first). And yes, in 97 reverse changed to the higher gearing as well.

    Forward gears were synchronized in all NV4500 transmissions. Many people think that 1st is not synchronized in the early transmissions (92-94) due to the the lock-out feature. 1-2 has a fly-weighted synchro assembly that prevents downshifting into 1st while moving at just about any speed.

    Reverse was not synchronized until 99.

    There is a LOT of bad information on these transmission specs and what happened what year, but I can assure you that 1st is synchronized with a weighted lockout on early transmissions, and reverse was not synchronized until 99.
     
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    83GMCK2500 I'm Awesome

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    To say nothing of the 1-yr only oddities surrounding the 1995 MY NV4500s. Thanks GM
     
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    88GMCtruck I'm all 8-Luggy!

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    Form my earlier posting:
     
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    cplanubis OBS Enthusiast

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    But it fits your truck
    The most odd ball out there
    Also my favorite extended cab

    Sent from my SM-S727VL using Tapatalk
     
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    I have a 1993 that has between 1992 to 2007 1/2 to 1 ton parts and aftermarket parts. Cant get any oddball than that.
     
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    88GMCtruck I'm all 8-Luggy!

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    His is a 96.

    There is a difference between being a factory oddball truck, and making an oddball truck.
     
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    True. Im taking the best of all the years and putting them together. I will start a thread on it soon. I have a package coming in today with traction bars and rear sway bars
     
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    94burbk1500 I'm Awesome

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    Those prices are INSANE
     
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    Looks to me like it's time to buy a bunch of 400's and ship them to New Zealand. LOL
     
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