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****!!!!! i have no tranny AGAIN!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ducttape114, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. ducttape114

    ducttape114 1/2 ton status

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    so i just blew up my th350 after 12k miles. i am very angry. the warrenty ended about a week ago. the tranny shop i had build it was the same that blaziares 700r4 came from. if you recall blazinares tranny problames from a while ago, he had to take the a$$hole to court to get his money back and his was still under warenty. im not so mad about the money but i am FAWKING PISSED that i am not going to have a truck fo a few days. i have to commute to school 35 miles twice a week and now i dont know what im going to do. i think im just gonna slap down some major dollors and have a GOOD tranny shop build and install it and hopefully i can be back on the road by this weekend. so now, one again i need to make a choice:
    another th350
    a th400
    or a 700r4.
    imagine that money doesnt matter, all i care about is reliability. what are your thoughts???? i need to decide by tomorw morning so please think and type fast. thanks
     
  2. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    www.bowtieoverdrives.com The shop is right by my house, never been there, but heard LOTS of good things about the shop.
     
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    bowtiepower00 1/2 ton status

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    If you build a 700 right, put a big cooler on it, and treat it right (change fluid often, don't tow in OD, and keep it out of OD when your not on the highway) it will hold up just fine behind a 6.2, or other mild motor. The 400 is by far the toughest but you don't get the OD...
     
  4. Flexy K20

    Flexy K20 1/2 ton status

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    Get a 700R4 and have it built right. That way it will hold up, and you get the OD. Like Steve Watson's for example. He's ridin on 42's and wheeled it hard, his has held up fine. Just something to think about. Hope this helps.
    -fLeXy K20
     
  5. Blazinaire

    Blazinaire 1/2 ton status

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    WWSD? /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  6. 91k5NC

    91k5NC 1/2 ton status

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    i would probley go with the th400 that a kick arse tranny.
     
  7. Mikeyg79

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    SM 465 -- All I got to say.
     
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    Im with Mikeyg79 all the way swap to a sm465/np205 combo.
     
  9. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    I'm not sure I would put a 700R behind that oilburner of your, Ducttape. I would go for the TH400. It will deal with the grunt of the 6.2 better, IMHO.

    I have heard that there was a 700R Disel tranny offered. would that one be a better option? It had different shift points and a few other thinks, from what I have heard...
     
  10. MJF

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    If you decide to go with a 700R4, PM me. I am leaning more towards parting my 84 Diesel k5. The tranny was working when the truck was parked, but I never did really test it.

    I would let it go for what I just paid for a gas version 700.
     
  11. TULSAK5

    TULSAK5 Registered Member

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    I will second bowtie overdrives. I have one and love it. Their customer service was good also.
     

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