Yep, Advanced Adapters sells the NV4500 with 21 spline shaft. But be prepared to spend some dough. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">Originally posted by FNG:
<STRONG>S-10 bellhousing to a SM420 has been done. The only other option for an aftermarket adapter set up is for the NV4500.</STRONG>
Its actually got a 3.93 first gear ratio and they are not worth rebuilding so when mine is done I am moving on to something else.Originally posted by Boston Mangler:
<STRONG>any specific problems with the AX5?
it is PLENTY of tranny for the 2.5L
got a 4.1 first and an OD and is pretty strong. TCG Runs on in the factory rock crawler and wins with it.
i plan on keeping my AX5 until IT proves otherwise</STRONG>
http://www.jeeptech.com/convtrans/convsm420.htmlOriginally posted by Nitro:
<STRONG>What year s-10 bell housing? It bolts right up to the 2.5L? What is the SM420? What kind of durability? Does the sm420 bolt up to the np231 and is the output of the 420 21 spline like my np231?
Is it worth it? Who has done this? What else is there to it?</STRONG>
What's the deal with the motor mounts on the 4cy. I've had to change mine twice plus an exhaust manifold stud. I should have bought a Toyota............................................................................................NOT!!!!!!Originally posted by KWRANGLN:
<STRONG>AX5 is a perfect tranny for a 4 popper. Shoots craps after 60K??????? <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> What the hell are you doing to your tranny??? Currently have 160K on mine, and its never been opened up. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> The throwout bearing is another story tho, only good for about 70K. Save the adapter cash, and keep the AX5. Now if I could only keep this thing from breakin motor mounts.</STRONG>
It's a Jeep thing I guess. My broken motor mounts have been the driver side but the exhaust manifold stud was the one closest to the firewall. Lots of fun to change.Originally posted by Nitro:
<STRONG>Let me guess you are talking about the passenger side motor mount. I got the same prob. I am going on my third one. I think I am going to make my own this time though. I too have lost manifold studds. The last one next to the fire wall. I've noticed it on other 4cyls. Whats the deal?? <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
That's great if you have the 6cyl. motor but we are talking 4bangers and they don't have motor mounts for the 4cyl.