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TRANSMISSION HELP

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by red89gmc, Apr 10, 2001.

  1. red89gmc

    red89gmc Newbie

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    I need to have my th700r4 rebuilt. Does any one know of a good transmission guy in Georgia? Should I order a rebuild transmission from one of the big on-line companies like Jet, or "The Raptor?" Should I buy a special kit that is superior to all others and find a guy to install it? If so what kit? Thanks, I need all the help I can get.
     
  2. flcpl4fn

    flcpl4fn 1/2 ton status

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    where in ga are you?

    '85 Jimmy in Jax, Fl
     
  3. LittleJimmy

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    If i was you, after i got it rebuilt I would go get a larger trans pan. They are not that expensive and will help your trans alot. Especially if you play with your truck a lot. The one I went with is cast aluminum with cooling fins on it. Bolted up just fine. Although you will have to remove the dust cover, no big deal. And i have heard some guys putting in another trans cooler even. I will get one eventually. Just a suggestion. Later LittleJimmy.

    Andi forgot the larger trans pans have drain plugs on them too which is a bonus. Later LittleJimmy<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by LittleJimmy on 04/10/01 08:52 AM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  4. red89gmc

    red89gmc Newbie

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    I am located in Atlanta, but if needed I drive an hour or so away. Thinks Guys
     
  5. muddin4fun

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    You should get one of those super duper 700R4's that's in like Jegs and such! I think they're like 1500...but a rebuild costed me about a grand when I had mine rebuilt and that one will prolly last longer. Be sure to put a cooler on if you don't already have one!

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    If your are going to swap it out make sure you flush the lines that go to the cooler, they can hold particles that will eat up a new tranny.
     
  7. ChevyCaGal

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    I think GrimReaper is in your area? I'd ask him...I'm sure he'd know of someplaces or know of someone that does....I'd go with the larger pan as mentioned. With that a good cooler if you don't have one (I need a better one &lt;blah&gt;). Be careful not to go cooler crazy. Too cool can be bad as well (doesn't allow fluid to heat up enough to do it's job right)....just get a nice medium and all will be good.

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