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 Post subject: Dana 300 vs NP205
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:31 am 
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What do you guys think....i'm running an SM465 chevy manual tranny, should i go with an NP205 or a Dana 300, i think i have access to both...cheap...or free... :-)

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I am running my 300. That is why the 205 is for sale.

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Tuffjarhed wrote:
I am running my 300. That is why the 205 is for sale.

what's your tranny? SM465? with 10 spline shaft? or did you ahve to make or buy and adapter, what were all your costs there, and reasons for the 300 over the 205?

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the 300 is alot lighter than the 205. there is also alot more friendly after market for the 300, although they are slowing starting to get some stuff for the 205, like the 3:1 low range kit...

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kennedy wrote:
the 300 is alot lighter than the 205. there is also alot more friendly after market for the 300, although they are slowing starting to get some stuff for the 205, like the 3:1 low range kit...


agreed...300 is lighter, has aftermarket stronger outputs avaialble, 4:1 gears, twin sticks, etc.

on a personal note....run the 205 and I'll take the 300 off your hands.

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PUjeeper wrote:
kennedy wrote:
the 300 is alot lighter than the 205. there is also alot more friendly after market for the 300, although they are slowing starting to get some stuff for the 205, like the 3:1 low range kit...


agreed...300 is lighter, has aftermarket stronger outputs avaialble, 4:1 gears, twin sticks, etc.

on a personal note....run the 205 and I'll take the 300 off your hands.

Uh huh...i knew someone would say that....

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What kind of adapters do i need for the 300 though?

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Chuck wrote:
What kind of adapters do i need for the 300 though?


depends on the spline count of your SM465.... Topper should know, its the set up he'll be running...

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If the 465 has a 10 spline output, Advanced makes an adapter to go to the 300. If your 465 has a 31 spline output, it is the newer version, and there is no adapter for it, so you have to run the 205.


I personally like the 300 for the aftermarket support, and I will run mine behind an SM465 after this winter.

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Tuffjarhed wrote:
If the 465 has a 10 spline output, Advanced makes an adapter to go to the 300. If your 465 has a 31 spline output, it is the newer version, and there is no adapter for it, so you have to run the 205.


I personally like the 300 for the aftermarket support, and I will run mine behind an SM465 after this winter.

I have both new and old style SM465...but the adapter kit is $470, so looks, like i'll be running the 205 for cost reasons...now i'm looking into the Lomax kit...but can't really find a price on just the gears, or if i can replace the gears in my box, or if i have to get thier box too

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i see a stock 205 in my future....cause it's cheap!! and i've got the Low gear on the tranny...we'll see how well that works and go from there!

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I think you have to run the front portion of theirs. I don't think the stock box has enough room.

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Tuffjarhed wrote:
I think you have to run the front portion of theirs. I don't think the stock box has enough room.
Yeah, and that's like $600 or something crazy...i think i'll just go with stock and hope i have enough motor/low gear/gears in axles to do the job...shouldn't be a problem...don't "plan" on going into competition with this rig....but you never know...

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