10-27-2003, 05:00:00 AM
I will need a new automatic transmission for my camaro. It will have to support 500hp at least.
what brand and model do you recommend for this ? price doesn't matter. I already broke 2 TH350 cases so I want something strong.
by the way, what do you suggest for the rear end ?
thanks a lot !
10-27-2003, 10:19:00 AM
If you are breaking cases you have another problem and it's not HP.
You have a improper transmission mount, bad driveline, or other issue. Resolve it first...
10-27-2003, 06:04:00 PM
yes actually my mounts are the problem, I will change them next week.
but the trans I have (one stock and on from summit) will not whistand more than 450HP.
and the next engine I will build will be at least 500HP, so I need a reliable transmission.
10-28-2003, 09:24:00 PM
a 2004R or a 700R4 a website I think called www.200r4.com (http://www.200r4.com)
they have trans that hold up to 650hp
10-29-2003, 01:51:00 PM
I think you will find it at www.2004r.com/ (http://www.2004r.com/)
10-29-2003, 02:25:00 PM
I run a Th400 with a stage2 shift kit behind my 550hp+ bb plus a 250 shot of nitrous,actually only a 150 shot of nitrous but I race it every weekend and drive on the street a fair bit.I paid $300 cdn for and it's worked great.
10-29-2003, 02:31:00 PM
TH350's can hold that kind of power, if they are set up correctly. If you are really going to be abusing the car, a TH400 is probably better. Personally, I wouldn't bother with the 700R4, and the 2004R built "right" is pricey. A 'glide would also be expensive, and overkill in terms of power handling. Plus you would only have 2 gears if the car sees any street time.
I think jakeshoe has already given the best advice. Get a trans installed correctly, first and foremost.
10-29-2003, 05:02:00 PM
I've welded the broken cases of my TH350s and will reuse them with a shift kit inside.
If it works, it will be just fine, otherwise I will see for a new trans
10-29-2003, 09:30:00 PM
What trans mount are you running? I hope not a solid mount as it will definately break the trans no matter which one you use. Personally, I use a polyurathane trans mount on everything.
10-30-2003, 01:46:00 AM
TH400 with the buick switch-pitch conversion....mmmm. *sits down to hide wood*
1979 Camaro Berlinetta
10-30-2003, 05:43:00 AM
I've bought OER motor and transmission mounts.
I've tried polyurethane but it was a bit hard, so I come back to rubber mounts.
10-31-2003, 08:39:00 PM
Jerico or lenco.
11-02-2003, 07:51:00 PM
Run a Turbo 400 with a good convertor and forget about any tranny problems.............