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Where to buy a 700?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by surg82k5, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. surg82k5

    surg82k5 1/2 ton status

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    I am wondering if you guys would know several good places to buy a 700 for my 82 6.2 diesel. I would mainly use it for road and some off road. I am thinking about TCI or B&M what are your thought. thanks in advance.
    sergio

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  2. Emmettology 101

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    or try your local GM dealer for a factory unit.

    <font color=green>MIKE</font color=green> - "Hukd on fawnics,werkd fer me!"
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  3. xtreme_wlr

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    Check out this place:

    http://www.bowtiecrawler.com
     
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    I agree with Bowtie Overdrives. When mine goes I am going there, no doubt. My buddy got one there a while back and was REALLY impressed. I called the other day and talked with a guy named Chris for about 30minutes. Real nice guy and easy to talk too. I asked about JET trannys and he says way over priced and they end up fixing them all the time. They are located in Hesperia, Ca.
    I would definately give them a call.
     
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    I've also looked at those, but never heard anyone's opinion from somebody who has used one. These are the ones that the guy tow's in overdrive all the time right?! They sound pretty good. So you were pretty impressed with them huh? Was there a pretty noticeable diff. in in this one from your old?( when it was in good shape)
     
  7. KrebsATM02

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    I have been very impressed with the tranny so far. As far as over drive, my old one use to shift going up a small hill. Now i have to push the gas pretty far down to get it to shift. They'll do most anything you want to it. Mine has the lower ears shaved off it for headers. One of my other buddies in the A&M club is putting one behind his turbo charged diesel in a suburban. If you have anymore questions just let me know. Later - Doug

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  8. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I'd get a junkyard one. A 6.2 is going to EAT 700s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You're also better off to get a newer one from an '89-'91 K truck.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  9. surg82k5

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    Hey Doug, how much was your tranny with shipping and everything. So this trans would definately hold up to anything i can dish out with my 130hp 6.2L. thanks for the help,
    sergio

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    It's not the 130 HP that's the problem, it's the 400 ft-lbs of torque that the engine makes nearly at idle that eats 700s.

    If you're serious about Diesels, get a 4L80E. It'll cost you, but be worth it if you want to go the slushbox way.

    Tim
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  11. pcorssmit

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    A 6.2 makes no where near 400 ft lbs. It takes an aftermarket turbo to get a 6.2 to 400. The 6.2 makes similar torque numbers to a 350. A well-built 700R4 should have no problem surviving behind a 6.2.

    If you're serious about diesels, get a Cummins. :D

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
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