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Old 04-05-2010, 07:51 AM
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I have heard alot of bad things about the 700r4 transmission. Why do people complain about these transmissions so much?
Can they handle horsepower and torque?

I'm looking for a transmission for a 1952 Dodge powerwagon that has a Chevy 350 engine with a bunch of performance parts on it. I'd like a 4 or 5 speed since the final drive ratio is so high.

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Nothing wrong with a 700R4 if it is built correctly AND the TV is adjusted correctly as they will handle 3-500Hp and more easily: http://www.gearstar.net/transmission....php?catunid=6

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Nothing wrong with a 700R4 if it is built correctly AND the TV is adjusted correctly as they will handle 3-500Hp and more easily: http://www.gearstar.net/transmission....php?catunid=6

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I was hoping to not have to spend a load of $$$ of a fancy trans. Because a TH400 would run $400-500 rebuilt and might work fairly well.
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The use of your vehicle will guide you to which unit to use.
Are you planning on towing, offroading, driving it everyday, week end cruiser?


The TH400 is an excellent, virtually bulletproof choice but it does lack an overdrive.
A well built 700r4 or 2004r will cost substantially more but will have overdrive.
A 4L80e would afford a heavy and heavy duty overdrive solution but is expensive as well.
A gearvendors overdrive unit with the TH400 might be an option as well but it is costly, too.

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The use of your vehicle will guide you to which unit to use.
Are you planning on towing, offroading, driving it everyday, week end cruiser?


The TH400 is an excellent, virtually bulletproof choice but it does lack an overdrive.
A well built 700r4 or 2004r will cost substantially more but will have overdrive.
A 4L80e would afford a heavy and heavy duty overdrive solution but is expensive as well.
A gearvendors overdrive unit with the TH400 might be an option as well but it is costly, too.

Rich
very helpful info. Adding pricing to your post would get you nominated for Poster of the year!
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