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Old 06-10-2003, 11:28 PM
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Gear Vendors overdrive

Looking for folks that have used the unit . Would like input of all kinds. $2,400.00, i need to research it as much as possible. Have seen the web sites, now want to hear from users.
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Gear Vendors

Slider, I have a Gear Vendors in my Dodge Diesel truck and use it for towing. It is great to be able to up/down shift 1/2 a gear at a time. It allows you to keep up the RPM's without loosing speed.
They are very well built and can handle just about anything you can throw at them.

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Old 06-11-2003, 06:21 AM
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Walt, when running empty, does yours work as an overdrive? Are you finding you use the top gear on the freeway? How do you like the way it shifts? Does your`s use the floor button switch?
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Slider, Yes it is an overdrive. When the Dodge truck goes into overdrive then the GV kicks into overdrive which is even a higher gear than the original overdrive. This is an added bonus. Gear Vendors recommends that you always keep the unit on when driving even around town. When I am towing I use the button on the floor all of the time. When I come to a grade and have to downshift I hit the button and drop half a gear. It gives me 8 forward gears. When not towing I have no need to shift the GV and I just use it as an extra overdrive. At 70 mph I am only turning between 1600-1700 rpm. The reason for the difference is in my year Dodge truck the Torque Converter does not lock up. So if I am pulling a grade it will take more rpm. They changed that in later trucks. I wouldn't be without the Gear Vendors. One more thing you can shift it at full throttle no problem. Hope that answers your questions, if not you know where you can get in touch with me.

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I have it in a motor home and shift with it under full power with no problems to date. I have a combined weight of 26,000 lbs and work it up some steep grades for 3 years now. Im considering putting it in my Dodge truck just for the over overdrive because of the 4.10's.
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i have installed 2 of them, both dodge diesel trucks. never heard any complaints, seem to be good solid units!
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