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Old 04-16-2006, 05:06 PM
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What tranny would you recommend?

project is in planning phase. it will be a 65-67 GTO with ~475 hp initially. phase II following year will likely include <10psi turbo boost also. weekend street car with potential for a few trips to the drag strip. like to end up in the 12's with a car that my wife is okay with taking a turn at the wheel around town.

what aftermarket tranny comes to mind and why?

thx in advance.

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Standard or Automatic?

A Turbo400 should work...........
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Standard or Automatic?
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thx ponch. that's part of the question. standard would be more fun for me, but auto makes it a reasonable ride anytime i want to let someone drive it, including my wife. just worried that automatic takes too much fun away. am i looking at the tradeoffs right, or is there a bigger picture that i'm missing?
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Think of it this way....an automatic is much more consistant at the strip. There is always torque converter stall speeds and shift kits to play with too.
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Auto Overdrive is the only way to go. Today's performance transmission are fairly efficient at power transfer, are convenient to drive, and do well at the strip witout the worry of missing that shift and scattering parts.

Don't go overboard with a race transmission, but stick to a good performance build up that will still be a true automatic with lockup torque converter.

I would probably start my shopping at Art Carr, and look around at 4-5 brands.

Me, I still stick-shift it with 5 gears for the last 10 years. But life ain't over yet and I still have 2 cars to build.

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I am old school and there is nothing like banging the gears through the quarter. I would go with one of the new M22's from 4speeds.com.

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I currently have an overdrive automatic in four of my vehicles, but am in the works of trading out 1 for a non overdrive 4-speed out of necessity, and another when I can find the parts for completing a 5-speed with OD because of a change.
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