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700 r4

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by HOSS874X4, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. HOSS874X4

    HOSS874X4 1/2 ton status

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    does anyone think that a factory gm trans is better than a built one other
    than warranty trying to decide if i want a gm 700 or get one built
     
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    i say go with factory stuff if ya got the $$
     
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    lamberthkp SITFU Premium Member

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    a great place for 700r4 or just a wake up package is www.700raptor.com you should check it out if you plan on keeping the 700.
     
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    84zz4ss 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I bought a GM reman for mine for a couple reasons.

    1 I work at the dealership so it will pay me to make warranty repairs on my own truck.

    2 Find another rebuild with hundred thousand mile nation wide warranty.

    Just my .02
     
  5. HOSS874X4

    HOSS874X4 1/2 ton status

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    yeah i work at a gm dealership also just wondering if the factory one is strong enough for off road abuse
     
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    HOSS874X4 1/2 ton status

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    the warranty is 3/100k youll hit 3yrs way before 100k but still the longest warranty ive found
     
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    The GM one is good. Prolly the best for stock replacement.
    These 700R4s are very good www.700r4.com they stand behind their work and have awesome tech help. Great trannys if you plan to build your engine.
    Not sure about those Raptor trannys. there have been people here and on other boards I go on that have had trouble with them and had problems with warentee.
     
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    lamberthkp SITFU Premium Member

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    well i like gm but i have gone through 4 700r4s in the last few years i had 2 rebuilt by gm and both craped out on me the 1st one set my blazer on fire then they fixed it, 2nd about 6000miles, 3rd about the same then i orderd the raptor kit and did it myself its been going about 2 years but just picked up a TH400 to build ,but thats my thoughts on the 700.
     
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    did you abuse it or all street miles?
     
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    lamberthkp SITFU Premium Member

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    the 1st was all street miles , the 2nd i broke in did not take it offroad untill about 3000 but it was fine until i left TN driving back to base in VA and all the gears stoped working , but i do have bad luck with trannys and rear ends they dont like me, the moter has 354800 miles it runs like a champ. i have friends that have the gm tranny and theres are fine maybe those 2 i had were the lemons??
     

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