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Old 06-21-2007, 11:48 PM
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Best 700R4

I have a 85 chevy 1/2 ton stepside with a mild 383 motor (300hp 400ft/lbs). I'd like to swap out the th350 for a 700r4. There are so many people out there selling "the best 700r4 on the market", its hard to know which one to get. Ive seen some of the top brand names "ragged on", on some of these bulletin boards, so id like some input from people who have made this swap. Where did you get it, have you had problems, did you get good customer support? Or any other info that might help. My truck is nothing fancy, I just use it to go to work, or haul a harley , or get stuff from the hardware store.

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I usually recommend you find a local builder who is reputable.

I believe Dana at Pro-Built Automatics is near you, in SoCal anyway.
You might check him out.
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I usually recommend you find a local builder who is reputable.

I believe Dana at Pro-Built Automatics is near you, in SoCal anyway.
You might check him out.
I agree I purchased one from Mad Dog Transmissions since there are no locals in my area and got Zero customer support. At a minimum go thru a wholesaler like Jeg's or Summit racing you may pay a little more but have their support behind the product.
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Phoenix Transmission in Fort Worth has a very good reputation for customer support and good transmissions. Several people in our club have their transmissions and are very happy with them. One nice feature that they offer is if your building a rod their warranty doesn't start until you start driving it.

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best 700R4

Local builder would be best IMO. In the event of a problem, shipping transmissions around the country gets to be a big hassle.
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One that I've seen, but never yet dealt with-does advertise that he's very willing to discuss build-up and/or tech. questions even if you haven't purchased anything from him is a buidler in Florida by the company name of "G-Men Transmissions". He has pre-builts (700R4's) rated from 350/350 to 550/550 advertised on E-Bay and also on his website which I listed here for you:http://www.gmentransmission.com/ . From everything I've seen and read on his site; it would appear that he runs a very tight ship and has good guaruntee on his products. If I hadn't already had a local guy do mine 2 years ago; this is probably the first builder I would look into-based soley on the amount of detail he goes into on his website. If mine should grenade anytime soon-That's most likely first builder I would begin checking with. His units seem a little pricey, but he goes to great lengths in his explanations of his build-up procedures-and even will make a dvd of specific build in process cross-referenced with serial number for validation. I was impressed with what I saw. Wouldn't hurt to check it out and maybe check with BBB and references.-Just another idea for you to work with...

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One nice feature that they offer is if your building a rod their warranty doesn't start until you start driving it.
I live in the real world, and offer the same, the warranty does not start till you are driving it.
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