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700r4 Build Threads??

Postby XXXXXXXX » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:38 am

So I did some searching... I went back about 3-4 years.. didn't find what I was looking for.

I got my truck "freight training" now (for what it is) and I am starting to get a really slow shift from 2nd to 3rd under load. (yes the tv cable is properly adjusted)
Any way I figure the 700r4 is starting to go... so I want to rebuild it. I searched back about 4 years trying to find a build thread for a 700r4. I found this viewtopic.php?f=19&t=40515 but its too complicated and too much stuff I am don't understand.

I need my 700r4 to handle 500hp or so. Basicly I need to know what parts I need to get so it can handle my future 500hp 350 with blower. Anyway .. I will buy the
parts and then give it to my tranny guy to build.. anyone have a good parts list of what I need to buy to get it to handle 500hp??

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Re: 700r4 Build Threads??

Postby redneckgames » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:34 am

I highly recommend talking to Dana at Probuilt. http://www.700r4l60e.com/

He is well respected around the third gen Camaro scene. I'm running one of his kits he pieced together for me in my 88 Camaro.
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Re: 700r4 Build Threads??

Postby lowblazin94 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:42 am

What year is the 700r4?
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Re: 700r4 Build Threads??

Postby XXXXXXXX » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:48 pm

redneckgames wrote:I highly recommend talking to Dana at Probuilt. http://www.700r4l60e.com/

He is well respected around the third gen Camaro scene. I'm running one of his kits he pieced together for me in my 88 Camaro.


Thanks I will check him out... can you tell me a little more about your trans and engine combo??

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Re: 700r4 Build Threads??

Postby XXXXXXXX » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:52 pm

lowblazin94 wrote:What year is the 700r4?


Well its the mystery trans... came in the truck.. but since everything for engine seems to match 86 firebird.. I assume the trans is 86 bird as well..

The trans I am going to build is a 31 spline out of a 90/92 suburban. I have already been told by 2 trans guys to stay away from any early/mid 80's 700r4's.
That's why I picked up the other one to build.

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Re: 700r4 Build Threads??

Postby lowblazin94 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:43 pm

88-92 is what you want. 88+ came with stronger internals and is cheaper to build
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Re: 700r4 Build Threads??

Postby Rickracer » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:06 pm

XXXXXXXX wrote:...The trans I am going to build is a 31 spline out of a 90/92 suburban. I have already been told by 2 trans guys to stay away from any early/mid 80's 700r4's....


lowblazin94 wrote:88-92 is what you want. 88+ came with stronger internals...


Exactamundo, :thumbup:
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Re: 700r4 Build Threads??

Postby XXXXXXXX » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:28 am

Perfect glad I got the right one... any suggestions from either of you one what to do??

X

PS I am going to look up that guy in the post above for sure but any suggestions you guys have I would like to look into.
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Re: 700r4 Build Threads??

Postby redneckgames » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:12 am

Mine is the not as good 86 700r4. Used the Street/strip rebuild kit from ProBuilt. Its going on 7 years and doing great. Engine is nothing special. Basic 97 5.7 with lt4 hotcam.

I put a lot of time into researching what to go with, at the time I was stuck with the 86, but for my power levels It will do me just fine. Dana was a big help and like I said is well known around 3rd and well 4th gen Camaro forums.
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Re: 700r4 Build Threads??

Postby jetubet2 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:42 pm

How's it going with your trans? Did you get Dana's help?
1985 S10 originally 2.5 and a 4 spd 3.42 rear. Now 350 and 700r4 still 3.42's.
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Re: 700r4 Build Threads??

Postby XXXXXXXX » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:33 am

Basicly waiting for it to blow up... I did (at some members recommendations here) put type F fluid into it.. it did seem to help firm up the shifts and it seems that that the slow shift from 2nd to 3rd was helped as well.

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