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Manual Valvebody for 700r4?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Inu-Hanyou1776, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    Just a curious question, but do they make a reverse manual valvebody for the 700r4? Because if I had the cash to buy and get started building up my own K5, a 700r4 with a reverse manual valvebody is the tranny I'd use. It'd be my daily driver as well.
     
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    yes.

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    Second one's made for 700's with the lockup torque converter ain't it? Or if that's not the case what's the real difference between the two?
     
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    The one with the part number ending in 10 has no engine braking while the one with the number ending in 15 has engine braking.
     
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    all 700's to my knowledge have lockup tq converters. In most manual valve bodies you lose the engine braking ability, and that more expensive one, allows you to retain the engine braking.
     
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    In the future then, when I've got the funds and a vehicle, I'm definitely going with the more expensive one for my 700. My area being very mountainous, IMO engine braking is VITAL to have while going down hills, no matter if you're driving a semi or a tiny Cavalier, and is one of the reasons I prefer a manual tranny for strictly street driving, the best engine braking since the motor is actually physically connected to the drivetrain via the clutch.
     

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