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running an auto at extreme angles?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Been heavily thinking my 383 will end up with propane so now I'm wondering if the trans will be able to run the angles the propane would? This is a 700R4. What kind of angles can an auto trans get up to?
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    30 some odd thousand off my own miles , hundreds offroad at all kinds of angles , no problems . I run a cooler now but didn't for 3 years of use . Some of the hills here are steep enough so you see sky before you reach the crest :k5: :k5:

    And then w ehave nearly everyone here running autos in the built truggys , they get real tippy and have way more power and they seem to hold up .........except Russ's :)
     
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    They can handle some pretty decent side angles. TheRobzilla gets almost to 90* before he looses tranny prime and the truck stops. His is a Th350.

    Harley
     
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    Stock, a Th350 will loose prime anywhere beyond what would be considered "moderate angles". In fact, it will be able to handle driver's side up less than passenger's side up by a few degrees due to offset pick-up.

    However, with a "+3" pan and offset pick-up, I can go nearly onto the side before "loosing prime". This is basically the same thing Rob and most of the rock guys do to get more angle.

    I also run about 1 qt over full. Any more than that and it blows it out.
     
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    that helps I was planning on a deeper pan anyway.
     
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    I run a 700r4 and my buddy has a C6 and neither of us have had problems. In fact, I have a picture hanging up on my desk at work with my K5 climbing a very steep hill when I got crossed up in a rut so the driver's side front was about 2 feet off the ground.
     

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