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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:12 PM   #1
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Ok, I have been on a hunt for a 700r4 for my 88 GMC 1500 4x4. Found two transmissions but need to choose. One is a 2wd with a shift kit that I would have to switch over to 4x4 for $300, the other is a stock 4x4 for $300. Both transmissions are from salvage yards in my area. Both I can pick up today. Which one should I get?
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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:30 PM   #2
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You have to switch the output shaft to use the 2wd trans which would require complete disasembly of the trans to change. On the other hand it wouldn't be to hard to install a shift kit in the 4x4 trans. Guess it depends on what you would be comfortable doing.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:33 PM   #3
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I don't understand. Both are the same price, one will bolt right in, looks like only you can decide if you want to change the one over just because it has a shift kit.
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I don't understand. Both are the same price, one will bolt right in, looks like only you can decide if you want to change the one over just because it has a shift kit.
Yes they are the same price, but one will already have the shift kit in it, he will not have to buy it and install it. From what I read it will cost $300 total for either one, I think.
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I guess I will just pick up the 4x4 transmission and install my own shift kit at a later time. The fact that the 2wd one has a kit doesn't make me want to tear it all apart to change the output shaft. I'm just going to pick up the stock one for $300.

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If your looking for a cheap house up here now is the time, and traffic is horrible. But the is always cold at my house so all is well.
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Yeah I moved north to get away from the craziness in town. I like the slow pace up here and the country life is nice. Sure do miss it sometimes though.
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