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TCI TH700 on its way... :)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Apr 15, 2001.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I finally had to do it. I ordered the TCI TH700 Street Fighter with the Sizzler Torque converter. Man I cant wait.
    I already have the TCI deep pan.
    Is there any things that I need to llok for when Im putting this bad boy in?
    I know the critical thing is to set the TV cable. Any revisists on how to do that again?
    All I can say is, "LETS ROCK!!!!!"

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  2. Just for sh**s and giggles !! How much did they run you and what kind of warranty do they have !! I priced a TH700R4 built to the hilt through BowTie OverDrive with TC and it was around $1300 to my door(CA to KY) !!

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    What speed converter? I have heard nothing but good things about tci


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    It was 1319.99 for the tranny and the sizzler TC is a 1500 stall. Just a little more than stock. Should be just peachy for a slightly larger cam. Im thinking of going with a cam with about .214 lift. So this would all work out pretty killer. I hope.

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    Come on!! After 63 reviews...no advise?

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    How about an auxiallary trans cooler? That would be good. 700R4 TV cable adjustment should be a tech article on this site! There has to be something online, try a search on yahoo for it. I know the gnttype.org page has one for the 200-4R and while I'm pretty sure the procedure is exactly the same, I'm not positive it is, so I can't say use it.

    Dorian
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    I really think that you should have it shipped to my house for extensive field testing. You wouldn't want to install it and then find out it doesn't work properly! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  8. Definately a large cooler ran through the radiator and cooler ! ANd then I would reccomend a manual lock-up for the converter. Bad Bowtie makes one for $50 I think (700R4.com).

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    MAnual lock up instead of the electric?

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    Just passing on some hear say, but some guys I hang out with told me that they were in the local tranny shop and they had a TCI Tranny sitting in there getting rebuilt and it was just a stock tranny, nothing special... Hopefully they were wrong!

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    Awe man I would go BALLISTIC!!!!! But to be calm and clear about it, if you think about it, everyone local wants about the same price to rebuild one as it costs to get one from one of the places online or close to it anyway except for they are charging for the labor of installing it too.
    But I dont think Jegs would sell them as beefed tranny's if they weren't. But I guess we'll find out.

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    LOL!!!!! HAIR-E, I love you too, but you cant have my 700.
    LOL!!! I'll send you the test results.

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    Aww, I wouldn't keep it! You could have it back when the testing is complete (and the tranny is a smoldering pile of molten metal). [​IMG]

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    Ok another question.... I had a bad feeling, so I called TCI, and we came upon the subject of spline count......
    I was under the impression that our 700r's had a 27 spline count. The guy there tells me that the tranny I ordered is a 30 spline. But tells me that the 27 splines are for like s-10's and trucks like that and the full size use 30's. Tell me Im tripping here and ordered the right tranny.

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    Ok, nevermind. I found the answer. The 27 splines are on the pre-84 versions. My bad.


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    Actually, that price is cheaper than a rebuild from Rosslers.. My friend had his 89 Heavy 1/2ton 700 done by them. Built to withstand a 383 it cost around $1500 with TC...

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    Well, this one is suppose to hold up to 450 lbs so I should be well in the clear. Im only planning on a sligtly built 350. SO I should be good to go. I dont dog the $hit outta my rig anyway. I hold it too the floor at times and let her growl a little but.......
    Im ready..................
    Not looking forward to taking the collector pipe off and all the other head aches with the swap but the results should prove well worth it.

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  18. An electric switch of course that you manually flip the switch when you want it locked up !!

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    i would think if it was built right i shouldn't have to have no switch to make it lock up

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    My advice is to figure out exactly how the lock-up is configured on your rig now and how the lock-up is supposed to work on the new tranny. There were many different configurations over the years. Some use ECM signal only. Some use a vacuum switch and the brake switch. Some use only hydraulic signals. You can make any of them work, but you have to understand what the truck has for controls and what TCI has set up.

    Since your rig is TBI, you'll want to continue to let the ECM decide when to lock up. The only exception to that is if the ECM has been making bad lock up decisions with the stock tranny. Now chances are that TCI has already configured the switches and solenoid for full ECM control, but if they haven't, the valve body may need a couple of minor changes made to it. To run without the ECM control, you can use a speed sensor and lock whenever you are above a certain speed and not pressing the brake pedal or whatever other conditions you want.

    But regardless, make sure that you understand what the setup is and make sure that you do have lockup. If not, you are still OK to run it for a while, but don't use 4th gear at all.

    For other advise: Run a temperature gauge for sure. No point in letting your $1300 investment fry itself because you didn't have a $50 gauge.

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