Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Greenville, SC
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Re: Suburban conversion
i disagree. first, i was referring to a built 700r4, not drag race tranny, but beefed nontheless. they're plentiful, cheap, lots of parts, and easy to build to take moderate abuse.
second, definitely, a modded cummins would destroy a 700r4. but i was recommending a relatively stock 6bt, even a first gen maybe. near-stock power levels shouldn't be that harsh w/ a good converter and tranny cooling. stock power on 6bt's is not far above the 6.5s which had 700r4's behind them.
ideally, yep, i'd rather have a 4L80. but they're expensive and would still need to be beefed up which makes them more expensive. and w/ a turbo400, he'd never save any fuel w/ a non-lockup 3spd auto.
but, other than those options for this theoretical swap, you'd have to go w/ an OD dodge auto or else go w/ a manual tranny to get OD.
or, he could try to mate his current tranny - 4L60 i'm guessing??
'03 F350 Dually, 6.0, Supercab, longbed, 4.10 LS, sport pkg, extremely RED, STRAIGHT PIPED, SCT Xcalibrator, full guages
- Job1 programming, Harpooned, Skweeker Mod, Zoodad Mod
- Did that thing that you're not supposed to talk about
'79 Bronco, 468cid Ford 460 marine motor, C6/NP205
Previous -'99 F250, Rg Cab XLT, 7.3/6spd, 3.73
- '96 Cummins, 215hp/5spd, Diprocol guages, Plate & AFC full fwd, hi-capacity external lubrication system
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To add: 2 1/2T axles, 46" goodyears, etc.