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Who's 700R4?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CR, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. CR

    CR Registered Member

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    Who\'s 700R4?

    Need a new 700R4. Any experiences with Raptor ,Monster,etc. Pro's and Con's. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    Re: Who\'s 700R4?

    i have the raptor with the tourque drive kit havnt run it yet. sales and shipping were great .just tell them not to paint case with bumper chrome /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
  3. heavy4x4

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    Re: Who\'s 700R4?

    I'm still running my stocker and it's still working alright (knock on wood), so I don't have any personal experience with the subject.

    But, from what I've heard:
    Stay away from Raptor...trouble both with their trannies and service.
    These guys are pretty good.
     
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    Re: Who\'s 700R4?

    There has been a few here on this site that have had trouble with Raptors.
    700r4.com (Bowtie overdrives) Makes a good tranny. A buddy of mine bought one 2 years ago and its holding up just fine.

    Go to the 73-91 forum and do a search on "Raptor" There is a Ton of info there.
     
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    Re: Who\'s 700R4?

    i ordered a bowtie (700r4) level two last week - i should receive the tranny in about 5 days. their service has been outstanding so far. i have downloaded some of their install write ups and they appear to be very detailed. they even split shipping costs with me. i will post once it arrives... i have never removed or installed a tranny but i am going to go for it...
     
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    Re: Who\'s 700R4?

    I've had a BowtieOverdrives Level 3 in my K5 for over a year now. No probs. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Who\'s 700R4?

    I also have a level 3 Bowtie. Works fine so far. Had a bit of a time trying to keep it cool with a 454. Runs a little warmer than they recommend, 150* /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    Anyway it seems to work fine. You may want to but a low stall speed converter. I got mine from them and it seems a little slow off the line (1600RPM stall), but that may because of my 3.42 gears. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I don't know that much about stall converters so you may not want to listen to me. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. K5Jimmy

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    Re: Who\'s 700R4?

    Jet 700R w/Hayden cooler...I've run the pee outta it for about 5 yrs now with nary a whimper...shifts crisp, very driveable in traffic, I feel like it's one the better investments I've made so far... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  9. big83chevy4x4

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    Re: Who\'s 700R4?

    [ QUOTE ]
    You may want to but a low stall speed converter. I got mine from them and it seems a little slow off the line (1600RPM stall), but that may because of my 3.42 gears.

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    the higher the stall the faster you take off. i run a 1600 stall and 3.42 and it goes preaty well but i have stock tires.


    SOME of the little tranny shops can build a excelent 700r4. like me /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  10. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Re: Who\'s 700R4?

    I have been running a raptor for 3+ years now, not a single problem yet.

    j
     
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    Re: Who\'s 700R4?

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    I also have a level 3 Bowtie. Works fine so far. Had a bit of a time trying to keep it cool with a 454. Runs a little warmer than they recommend, 150* /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    Anyway it seems to work fine. You may want to but a low stall speed converter. I got mine from them and it seems a little slow off the line (1600RPM stall), but that may because of my 3.42 gears. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I don't know that much about stall converters so you may not want to listen to me. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    3.42's would be part of your temp problem. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif I bet it would run cooler with 4.10's or something.

    K5,
    Where are you located? I had mine beefed up big time by a buddy of mine that owns a local shop here in town. Hipinion just had his built identical to mine by my buddy's shop and he is very happy with it's performance. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  12. CR

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    Re: Who\'s 700R4?

    rjfguitar: I am in N.C.
     
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    Re: Who\'s 700R4?

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    rjfguitar: I am in N.C.

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    nevermind /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     

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