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700r4 in drive

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jacksprat1599, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. jacksprat1599

    jacksprat1599 Registered Member

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    Hey guys I have got some 35s on my truck now and I'm only using it in drive until I get the gears swapped.Is this in anyway bad for my 700 to run this way for a few months.I currently have 3.42 and I'm going to 4.88
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    No, it would be much worse to use OD then to just stay in D. You have the right idea, don't use OD till you get the 4.88's.

    Harley
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    a friend had a old 84 caprice and never used od and got better milage on highway. and it lasted over 160k no problems
     
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    jacksprat1599 Registered Member

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    Thanks fellas,I thouhgt it would be okay but I thougt I had read something about no t/c lockup in D and I couldn't rember if that was bad or not.
     
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    xtrmjoe 1/2 ton status

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    Put another cooler on the trans and a guage if you can get one, a remote filter never hurts either. Keeping the trans cool and clean is the key to a long life.
     
  6. pauly383

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    It should , and will lock up in 3rd , which is good . When I ran the 3.08's and 33's I never shifted to D unless I was flat and at highway speeds . I have thousands of miles on mine , and it will last if you keep the trans in a gear that can carry those tires. I got a cooler on mine within 2 weeks of getting my 33's and lift . The biggest one readily available :k5: :k5:
     

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