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What do you prefer?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NEK5, Mar 4, 2007.

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What tranny do you prefer?

  1. Automatic (700r4,th350,th400)

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  2. Manual (sm465, nv4500)

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  3. I don`t need a tranny, I do it flinstones style, NEKKID!

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  1. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I haven`t seen a thread like this, there may be, but I didn`t look:D I`d like to see what you guys prefer for trannys, and why.

    Myself, I prefer automatic, 700r4 to be exact, reason being, I got a super built one waiting to go in. That, and its over drive, so pretty good MPG on the highway. I`m sure I would love a standard, but I think that I would get lazy of shifting all the time, which is another plus to an auto, and you can always ride the gears if you want in the auto, if you get the urge to:D

    So, lets begin.
     
  2. bigblazer87

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    Automatic, because driving around with 12" lift and 39.5" tires on the street with stock style steering is enough of a handful. Don't worry, crossover is coming this summer, and I've got a HD tie rod being built right now. ;)
     
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    465 no question, 4500 if i had more money
     
  4. drop the hammer

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    465, Granny gear grunt that and auto can never have and damned near indestructable toughness that auto's can only dream about in stock form.
     
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    X2!!
     
  6. skyyk5

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    465 with the aluminum top. Short throw!
     
  7. 84 K5 4x4

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    X2:D
     
  8. 85mudbogger

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    well if the 2 granny lows my dad has were any good it would be in my truck as would in his but for mud draggin it just got old tryin to find the right gear,
    Um?? try 4 high 2nd gear, No 4 low 3rd gear, no 4 low 2nd gear, darnit just stick it in a gear and dump it, we only paid 30 bux to race twice, haha lmao
    TH350 TH350 <<<since then alot easier
     
  9. K5dreamer

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    well..... for strait line dragstrip duty - automatic
    for towing, and off roading - automatic
    for daily driving - manual
    for autocross and road racing - manual
     
  10. 1977k5

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    Fixed it for ya :D
     
  11. drop the hammer

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    A short throw for the 465 exists[​IMG]
     
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    i would take a bullet for my 465
     
  13. NEK5

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    hmmm, is the swap really worth it? possible to put a 241 behind the 465?
     
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    yeah you can find that combo on 88-91 manual blazers stock
     
  15. NEK5

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    How hard would it be to put a 465/205 behind my 350 that now has a 700/241?
     
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    For rockcrawling I prefer an auto. For my towrig I prefer a manual. I personally don't like the 700R4. If I was going to do another OD auto I would do a 4L80E for sure.

    Harley
     
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    easy, if you can put in a auto, you can easily do a 465/205 swap
     
  18. NEK5

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    well, i`ve never done either...but I will have some helpers who have:D
     
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    lol, how bout....

    towing - automatic
    off road - manual

    i like the torque at slow speeds the automatic offers. even off road, i think id rather have an automatic, but i see where a more experienced wheeler would prefer the manual and the control it offers.
     
  20. 1977k5

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    Well you won't find a manual in any of the competition buggies. From a performance standpoint, an auto is probably the way to go.

    For the amateur wheeler like me, I like the manual much better. MUCH more reliable, stronger, cheaper, and I enjoy shifting my own gears. The manuals are geared deeper too.

    Autos don't last long in tow rigs from what I've seen.
     

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