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View Poll Results: 700R4 or TH-350
700R4 Only for Overdrive and Highway mileage 3 50.00%
Th350 Stronger Trans 1 16.67%
700R4,1 TO 2 drop "no problem"dont need a big rear gear 2 33.33%
Th350 because, I can Build and rebuild with my eyes closed 0 0%
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Old 06-25-2005, 06:21 PM
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700R4 Vs TH350

This is a question on Durablility.
I have always had 350 turbo transmissions
Other than not having a fourth gear ,I have never had one break
A few with shift kits
A few without......
Seems like they (350) are more forgiving of driver error
I recently got into a pickup 1986 C10 with a 700R4 early model
(my trans is a 1986 model.....oh boy is right)
Can u drive around (Under 45 mph)in a 7004 in D or(Drive)
Or should u just Leave it in O.D.
When u know 40 -45 will be u max speed.


If a 4th gear is not needed
what trans would u build if u had both on the floor
cost and parts (not a issue).
And why.....
700R4 has a 1 to 2 nd rpm drop that hurts
TH-350 doesnt have 4th gear

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Why not a 200-4r?

It has almost the same 1-2 ratios as a 350 and an OD.

I know there are going to be people who say it is not as strong as a 700/35/400 . . .
They might be right. In stock form the 200 may not be as strong. But with enough time and money you can make a brick fly. Also, the question was money was no object.

I would call Art Carr at CPT and have him ship me one!
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Why not a 200-4r?
My friend owns a transmission shop and loves 200-4R's, they have several out behind some pretty healthy engines and none have come back for other than normal maintenance. One is in an Olds Vista Cruiser with a 455 that runs 12's............. They'll fit anywhere a TH350 does and weigh about the same. You do have to spend a little money on them but if you've put a bunch of money into the engine why scrimp on the transmission?
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Why not a 200-4r?

It has almost the same 1-2 ratios as a 350 and an OD.

I know there are going to be people who say it is not as strong as a 700/35/400 . . .
They might be right. In stock form the 200 may not be as strong. But with enough time and money you can make a brick fly. Also, the question was money was no object.

I would call Art Carr at CPT and have him ship me one!
These are good points u make............
I would spend my money on a 200R-4 before i would deal with a 700R4 again.
I want veiws from u guys because GM made this trans with o.d. and It is pretty weak
I wish the weak points of the 350 would have been addressed and just add a 4th gear.
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My friend owns a transmission shop and loves 200-4R's, they have several out behind some pretty healthy engines and none have come back for other than normal maintenance. One is in an Olds Vista Cruiser with a 455 that runs 12's............. They'll fit anywhere a TH350 does and weigh about the same. You do have to spend a little money on them but if you've put a bunch of money into the engine why scrimp on the transmission?
Yes ,they are the same length
I see a good deal of repair issues with the 700 and i wanted to compare and contrast info with u guys about its strength up against the 350
I know for a fact
alot of guys want the 700 for theo.d. and that is it
My opinon is First goes to the TH-350 (All around and will take a beating and u can build it yourself and not mess it up )
Second place 200r4 (second only, because of weak stock transmissions)
Third place 700R4 ( Only because of it problems with strength)
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I wish the weak points of the 350 would have been addressed and just add a 4th gear.
I've thought the same thing many times, an OD version of the TH350 with it's 2.54 first gear would have been ideal. The 200-4R with some money spent on it comes pretty close though.

The 700R4 has it's place but doesn't suit my needs at all. I'm having my friend's shop build a 200-4R to use in my '76 Monte with a mild 406 that should be putting out in excess of 400HP and 450+ Ft Lbs of TQ all below 5500 RPM when completed.
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I've thought the same thing many times, an OD version of the TH350 with it's 2.54 first gear would have been ideal. The 200-4R with some money spent on it comes pretty close though.

The 700R4 has it's place but doesn't suit my needs at all. I'm having my friend's shop build a 200-4R to use in my '76 Monte with a mild 406 that should be putting out in excess of 400HP and 450+ Ft Lbs of TQ all below 5500 RPM when completed.
That is a good combo
Thanks for the post
I got the answers
I needed
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