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Old September 26th, 2011, 02:24 PM   #21
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if its not going to be driven all the time, th350 is fine.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 04:44 PM   #22
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From what I've seen, on the strip, the 700R4 cars don't have any advanatage from the low gearing, and are usually a little slower due to higher parasitic loss.
Another thing that was not mentioned is if this is going to be mostly a drag car or stop light warrior because you cannot get a transbrake for a 700r4 but you can for the th350, so if that was the case I would go with the th350, if it is something that you plan on cruising freeways or taking on any kind of trips or daily drive it I would go with the 700r4 just for the overdrive.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 06:01 PM   #23
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Another thing that was not mentioned is if this is going to be mostly a drag car or stop light warrior because you cannot get a transbrake for a 700r4 but you can for the th350, so if that was the case I would go with the th350, if it is something that you plan on cruising freeways or taking on any kind of trips or daily drive it I would go with the 700r4 just for the overdrive.
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Mainly 0 to 65mph street use (cruise, drive to work, etc)

It will be 90% non freeway use(cruise nights and my 10 mile drive to work occasionally), 5% strip, 5% dunes. Talking a 60's Jeep here, not a daily driver.

I don't have a problem with the RPMs with 4.10s and TH350. I used to drive my Deuce to work, the 7.8 liter straight piped diesel @ 2600rpm (redline), I drove that many times, including 200 miles straight.


I am thinking, with street tires, the full time AWD probably works better than running some 31x15" ET streets on the rear in 2WD.
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Old September 28th, 2011, 05:34 PM   #24
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I think i'm going to use the parts I have, which is a 700R4, and Dana 44 front/9" rear, with 4.56 gears. The axes are not as heavy as I had thought, 220lbs front, 210 rear, complete. That includes drag link, tie rod, and track bar.

Should launch like a beast. I think I'll run 30" tires (general UHPs that I can get dirt cheap).
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Old September 28th, 2011, 05:41 PM   #25
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i have a built 700r4 behind the big block in my little hot rod caprice, i frickin love it! a 3.06 first gear AND overdrive? 700r4 ftw.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 05:54 AM   #26
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I run 30" MT ET Streets on my Jeep with a th350 and 4.88 gears. No highway driving/etc. It's fine for what I do.
I am not a fan of the 700's at all, but this is not my project. I can say though, there is no possible way I would ever want to run 4wd on the street. Sooo much power loss through that drivetrain, it's not even funny.
As far as converters go though, a GOOD converter is going to be expensive with either trans, so don't let that price bother you.
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