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Best Tranny for all around use.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mud hungry, Nov 30, 2005.

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What is the best and why?

  1. th400

    72 vote(s)
    30.4%
  2. th350

    42 vote(s)
    17.7%
  3. sm465

    69 vote(s)
    29.1%
  4. nv4500

    54 vote(s)
    22.8%
  1. mud hungry

    mud hungry 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys what is the best tranny for all around use. Meaning Daily Driver, mud, Trail riding,and hardly any amount of large rock crowling. and why?
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    well built th350 is good tranny. if you like auto.
     
  3. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    tis a matter of opinion... the consensus will probably be the 700r4 because of overdrive, excellent for street use... If you want a bullet proof auto tranny, the th400 is hard to beat. sm465 would be sweet, I would love to have a manual tranny in my truck.... but yeah its mostly opinnion, you should have made it a poll :wink1:
    James
    EDIT: woops, I didn't see the poll part, I must be getting sleepy.
     
  4. 74757685k5

    74757685k5 1/2 ton status

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    700R4. low first for crawl and overdrive for DD use.
     
  5. S. Burnham

    S. Burnham Registered Member

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    have you considered a 4l80e. there are companies out their making vacume shift module for these trans now for about $150. the 4l80e is a tubo 400 with an overdrive. I had some transmission sites pulled up that claimed the 4l80e trans was good for 4oo hp stock. If I ever get the chance to get one at a good price I believe that is what I am going with.
     
  6. fireplug

    fireplug 1/2 ton status

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    Yep!

    4l80e is interesting too though I don't know anything about it.
     
  7. 2Dogs

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    700r4


    x 3.7219
     
  8. lrazer

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    700R4

    it has a good 1st gear and the overdrive makes all the difference on the road havin the overdrive you can run lower axle ratios and still dd it

    if you are making a lot of power then the 4L80E is a good opiton and you can get it setup to work without a computer

    but as far as the options you have in the poll then id go with the sm465 since none have overdrive you can go with a higher axle ratio for the street and have the low gear in the tranny make up for it on the trail
     
  9. dleroy43

    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    a 465 as long as you can wheel a stick :D
     
  10. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    all the 1st gear in the world doesn't make the 700 as beat-the-snot-out-of-it tough as the TH400. :thumb:

    j
     
  11. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    We don't get the NV5600 option? Hehehehe..........
     
  12. stayaway

    stayaway Registered Member

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    465 just cause I like a stick and they are about bullet proof
     
  13. darenofears

    darenofears Registered Member

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    sm465, its indestructible
     
  14. sandawgk5

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    I voted NV4500 cause it has a ubber low 1st plus overdrive. I also THINK that it is as strong as the SM465. No proof just what I think. Plus they use an internal slave cylinder on the newer ones->less stuff haning out to hangup on or break.

    Ira
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I like my 700r4 . Been DD for multiple years , been wheeled on OFTEN , driven to Moab and back . Either somone rebuilt it before I bought it , or I just have a well maintained tranny . Just have a nice sized cooler on it .
     
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    Sm465



    X 6.55
     
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    sm465,just because...:wink1:
     
  18. muddybuddy

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    700r4 for overdrive or 4L80E
     
  19. Russell

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    NV4500

    6.34:1 first, .73:1 5th, and totally bullet proof.

    Its the SM465 first, 700r4 overdrive, and TH400 / SM465 in strength!

    If you can shift a standard tranny, there is no other way to go as far as I am concerned!
     
  20. PsychoticDeadGuy

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    700R4. but i will be swapping in the 465 just because i like standard trannys better. the 700 is preety good IMO.
     

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