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Old 04-03-2013, 04:34 AM
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Well the issue I'm having is my 200 isn't performing how I would like behind my 350 and I'm seeing some pretty affordable 700's on the web with everything I'm looking for. So I'm wondering if it'd actually be more cost effective to buy one of the web and hook it up compared to rebuilding the current 200 I have.
Not sure what problems you are having but low rpm shifts and soft shifts can be attributed to a diesel valve body. What is the code on your tail tag on the rear pass side of your unit? Whalen you have the pan off you might check on the paint markings on the valve body itself if they are still there. A low performance unit is easily swapped along with the governor to het you where you want to be.

It is your money. A new 700r4 could be the way to go.

Do you have your tv cable setup properly? It is critical for proper trans operation for either of these transmissions.

Good luck. Let us know what you decide.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:24 AM
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make sure the carb linkage is correct just hooking the cable to the carb isnot going to work
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If you change from the 200 4r to a 700 r4, your going to have to shorten the drive shaft. Other than that, everthing else should work ok. Is your 200 needing rebuilt or other issues? Oh, you may have to move the cross member a little. I liked the 220 4r for alot of reasons, but one of them was that someday, if my children want to put my nova back to original, they could put the 350 back in and not have to worry about the drive shaft since it the same lenght.
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Not all 200 4r are the same. Some of them have a very mushy feel to them. They have small boost valves andweeker springs, ect. The caddys had the so called smooth shift which wasn't good for longgevity. The tag on the tranny will let you know what it was in and its performance level.
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Ill the check the tag when I get home but the trans is the stock one that came with the vehicle. (86 Monte Carlo ss) I'm pretty sure.

As for the carb linkage, I've got all the brackets and geometry correctors on for a holley carb and I've done the stock TV cable adjustment.
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even tho its way after the fact - i thought id chime in here. I did alot of research before deciding on a 200-4r..

* the 1st gear to 2nd gap on a 700 is just too big.. on a low rear end, it will just be silly.
* 700 takes a 50hp parasitic loss - ie it takes much more to power the 700 than the 200
* when 200's break, they are rebuild-able for alot less than 700's, (only front section busts up inside, 700 kills everything)
* 200 in my camaro required no driveshaft modification and i cold use TH350 crossmember (rewelded)

I have a bone stock 89 buick 200-4r behind my 350hp camaro, and its holding up like a charm!

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:14 PM
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I went with the level 3 from Maddog trans on my 700R and never looked back. First holds until 20, I'm running 323's out back. Should have done this years ago. This 700 rocks, esp with the Corvette servo, jus sayin...
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I went with the level 3 from Maddog trans on my 700R and never looked back. First holds until 20, I'm running 323's out back. Should have done this years ago. This 700 rocks, esp with the Corvette servo, jus sayin...
yeah ive heard good things about maddog - but for many guys they are just pricey lol! my cousin has a 6 speed richmond manual, i might sneak it out and leave my OD in there lol!
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1600+ installed was a little pricey but it was ready in two days. I got tired of rebuilding the ole TH350, just wouldn't hold up to the mildly modded 350. This trans has changed the entire manner of the truck and turns less r's.
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got mine @ a junkyard - $180 with TC.works like a charm..
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If you got the 200 4r, then us it. If it's a good one, put bigger boost valves to give it life, new filter and new fluid. Go for it.
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Let me know how it turns out. I was going to go with the 200, was almost sold on it but changed my mind at the last minute.
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Ill the check the tag when I get home but the trans is the stock one that came with the vehicle. (86 Monte Carlo ss) I'm pretty sure.

As for the carb linkage, I've got all the brackets and geometry correctors on for a holley carb and I've done the stock TV cable adjustment.
The Monte SS came with one of the best 2004Rs.
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You should do a pressure check to see what's going on before doing a swap. I wouldn't choose the 700R4 over the 2004R.
As for MadDog, you guys are the only good reviews I heard about.

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