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Old 12-13-2002, 08:51 AM
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I just want you guys oppinion. I really had decuded on using the th 400 in my monte carlo project car. But a friend of mines says that I should stay with the 700r4 that's in there. I have to admit I haven't had the best of performance with the last 700r4 I put in my 1964 c-10 truck. But if I was to try one again I would have it profesionally bulit or but a new one. But I just want to get some other comments. It won't be a daily driver but some what streetable. I know the 700r4 is more expensive but is it worth it and would it benefit me?? This is going in a 550 hp rat motor in a 1986 monte carlo with a 2800 stall, with street tires(245/60/15). Thanks alot guys this is the only technical forum I use now. Why should I look anywhere else

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The Legendary 454 450 Horsepower LS6 came with a Turbo 400. It is almost bulletproof as long as you keep fluid in it (not difficult).
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I wouldn't use a 700 on a non daily driver. Especially a somewhat heavy vehicle with that much power.
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I have gone through two professionally built 700r4's. They were behind a 350/430 hp in a street el camino that saw the strip a few times. I didn't abuse either one, I now have a 400 that will take slicks at the strip or anything I can throw at on the street(including a 150 NOS shot).
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your combination of high horse and torque in a heavy car is a formula for instant death for a 700R4.
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For cruising, 700R4. For Hauling, Towing, Dragging, T400. Either way, a real pro to build a better unit unless you just enjoy removing and replacing trannys.

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I would look into a TH350. I know some people like to think they cant handle much power, but it is just not true. I have seen them hold up behind 800HP 500cid BBC's. They do of course have to be built correctly for this. They also rob about 15 LESS horse power than the TH400.

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