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Old 06-17-2008, 09:25 PM
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Need a new trans pan. Opinions...

I want to replace my leaky,bent up,old trans pan on my th350. I have a good cooler hooked up to it and a 3400 stall. I would like an aluminum unit with extra capacity. I need some input on some real world opinions. Who has used what? I like the b&m's they have at jegs/summit. Also, do the "finned" ones really cool the fluid?

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I want to replace my leaky,bent up,old trans pan on my th350. I have a good cooler hooked up to it and a 3400 stall. I would like an aluminum unit with extra capacity. I need some input on some real world opinions. Who has used what? I like the b&m's they have at jegs/summit. Also, do the "finned" ones really cool the fluid?
The Hughes pans are very well built. Be careful when ordering the extra capacity pans if you have very low ground clearance especially with the 3qt & 4qt extra capacity pans. The thick pans also help strengthen the trans case. The cooling fins, every little bit helps.
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There are a lot of variables and factors to consider here.

1) How low is you vehicle?
2) street car or strip car
3) auxiliary transmission fluid cooler only ?

I myself prefer to use a GM issued pan. GM offers a deeper pan for most transmissions ... Chrome, while it is PRETTY holds heat ... avoid the shiny.
Aluminum pans do tend to seal up but if they are scraped, hit or catch a big rock ... they break ... and leak where a sheet metal pan usually just dents.

I try to use a deeper pan when I can and paint it flat black ... to help dissipate heat. GM offered a deeper pan on some trucks and motor homes with the Turbo 400 ( which is what I have in my 32 roadster ).

Just my experiences ... yours may vary
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Good point Deuce. Aluminum doesn't take dents too well.
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Its in an s10 and right now it sits at stock hieght. But i would like to lower the front two or so inches. Its mostly a street truck. I have a trans cooler in front of the radiator. Its made by derale and its very big.
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I'm using a Derale tubed deep pan on a high stall T-400 that works well, along with a TCI cooler.

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...134+115+400434
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Well this is the one I decided on. Its a two extra quart. The three extra quarts looked like they hung down to far.

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...0&autoview=sku
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