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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 73blazerUSMC, Jun 13, 2002.
who here is in favor of a manual sm465 over a th350 for off-raoding
What off road environment are you talking about?
Yep, you need to be more specific.
In general, I would have to say "neither". I like a TH400 for all around use... I wouldn't personally run a TH350 (unless built up) on these heavy rigs if you run big tires. Just my opinion, others will likely disagree.
i agree, i have a 400 and i'm glad i do. i keep breaking flexplates and i think it's because with that tranny behind it, the flex plate is the weak link. i'd go with a th400, the 350's 1st isn't that much better (2.53 vs 2.48) and it's easier to wheel with an automatic. you can worry about where your truck is going instead of the gear you're in or killing the motor.
I prefer a 700R4. Mines a daily driver and the overdrive will come in handy when running 4.56 and 37's. I also like not having to worry about stalling the truck out on a hillclimb.
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