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Oooops I broke my shit again!
I know that they are strong, but they arent indestructable.


I cant really complain though, it held together long enough to get me off the trail, even though it was cracked in half, and out of fluid.
You can remove and rebuild it in a day easily, and it only cost $100 for a complete no warranty replacement, to swap, my stuff back into.

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i think i just made up my mind on the auto or manual, imagine if that was an auto. you'd have been stuck like a mutha f#cker! the 435 stays. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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H8 Looks like you got a flat tire too!

What's up with the go pedal? Use it much?

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I think I read somewhere in the owners manual that it isn't recomended to break those.... but I could be wrong. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 

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Change a clutch lately? It would seem to me that you jammed the tranny in when it was'nt lined up which cracked it, then it fully broke when you were wheelin? Am I right?

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Damn ! ..Some people are hard on equiptment.
It's cool that it got you out of the boonies. I like stuff that can take catastrophic failure, and still keep going.
 

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Originally posted by dog walker:
<STRONG>Change a clutch lately? It would seem to me that you jammed the tranny in when it was'nt lined up which cracked it, then it fully broke when you were wheelin? Am I right?

Jeff</STRONG>
Nope same ol clutch Ive b een runnin for the last 6 months, and I pulled it out and inspected it yesterday. Looks fine.
It was just the load sent through the front drive shaft compressed the slip spline and maxed out its compression travel. The T case was then driven rearward at the driver side front output shaft, and just leverage snapped the back of the tranny. It was a bone jarring hit.
 

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Thanks, I've been looking for a nice EXPLODED view of an NP435 <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by H8monday:
<STRONG>Nope same ol clutch Ive b een runnin for the last 6 months, and I pulled it out and inspected it yesterday. Looks fine.
It was just the load sent through the front drive shaft compressed the slip spline and maxed out its compression travel. The T case was then driven rearward at the driver side front output shaft, and just leverage snapped the back of the tranny. It was a bone jarring hit.</STRONG>

Jeff, sounds like you need a longer slip-
yoke in that front shaft. I did a color print-
out of those pics so I can show them to Aaron.
I think he'll like them. BTW, Aaron is in the
middle of putting a 5.0L in front of his NV4500.
 

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It was just the load sent through the front drive shaft compressed the slip spline and maxed out its compression travel. The T case was then driven rearward at the driver side front output shaft, and just leverage snapped the back of the tranny.
Blame the driveshaft, not the tranny.

Better yet, blame the measuring tape that specced the driveshaft.

...or maybe the eyeballs that read the measuring tape? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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What Randii said...

Shouldn't the topic be "how long is my slip yoke...not long enough!"

I know you meant no harm, but I always wish failures due to design error were more clearly identified as such...or before long you'll see posts all over the place claiming the 435 is weak !!!
 

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Guys Ive been experimenting with spring height, pinion angle, and wheel base, all summer. I dont have the disposable income to have a new drive shaft re lengthened every time I do an adjustment. So I swap different drivelines, and mix and match to get the best one to work under exhisting configurations. The tranny mount, in retrospect has also now undergone a few changes
Yeah the front shaft was shorter than I would normaly run it, and yeah I did hit a rock, But the Atlas didnt break. I am just showing guys that know how I wheel, what happened and why. If I can influence the general perception of the how the 4 wheeling world views the NP435 tranny, because of my one incident, then so what! If on the other hand you take this incident, as an example of what can go wrong, if you do something wrong, then live and learn.
Besides if I can get the entire population of 4 wheelin lemmings to think the NP435 is weak, maybe I could convince them the RRD60 is also weak and drive down the prices,....I have my fingers crossed, but Im not holding my breath. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by H8monday:
<STRONG>Guys Ive been experimenting with spring height, pinion angle, and wheel base, all summer. I dont have the disposable income to have a new drive shaft re lengthened every time I do an adjustment. So I swap different drivelines, and mix and match to get the best one to work under exhisting configurations. The tranny mount, in retrospect has also now undergone a few changes
Yeah the front shaft was shorter than I would normaly run it, and yeah I did hit a rock, But the Atlas didnt break. I am just showing guys that know how I wheel, what happened and why. If I can influence the general perception of the how the 4 wheeling world views the NP435 tranny, because of my one incident, then so what! If on the other hand you take this incident, as an example of what can go wrong, if you do something wrong, then live and learn.
Besides if I can get the entire population of 4 wheelin lemmings to think the NP435 is weak, maybe I could convince them the RRD60 is also weak and drive down the prices,....I have my fingers crossed, but Im not holding my breath. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
I agree
 

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anyone wnat to get rid of their weak rr60. I hear that they are a waste of money and you should sell them really cheap. I'll take two!! for Fitty Dollars.

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