200-4R Upgrades and Tips?

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  1. Nascar T/A

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    Hello I just purchased a 200-4R out of a 86 Monte SS, but I don't think it is the original transmission. Anyway I recall coming to this site and there was a post with 200-4R recomendation, Upgade and tips. I thought this would have been in the Sticky section but I didn't find anything. I tried doing a search for the post, but it never came up. Does anyone know of this post?
     
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    It was called "strengthening the 200-4r" by Bruce Tole(sp). Lots of good info and help on this site with regards to this tranny.
     
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    Throw it in the scrap pile and install a 4L80
     
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    It's still here it was just removed from "sticky" thread status because some of it is dated info. IIRC it's hard to find because it was misspelled.
     
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    Thanks for the Relpies. It was said that some of the information was DATED. Is there a place for better info?
     
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    Yeah. Right here in this forum. You'll have to sift through a lot of stuff to soak it all in.
     
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    how much power do you plan to put through this trans? Are you having it overhauled or you going "in" yourself?
    you have come to the best place for 2004r info I know of so post your questions and I'm sure someone will have answers.
     
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    I have an answer, quit messing with these trannys and send it to the people that build them everyday. Dave ,Lonnie or one of the few others. You may think it to be exspensive but in the long run between taking it in and out and then it not working properly after you " fixed it yourself " its really not. Some things need to left to the pro's, does that gaurantee it for life? Not at all,but chances are way better when you install it and add the correct converter that it will work properly for more than a few hours or a week. Ive been beating the piss outa mine for two years,shifts the same as the day i installed it. Best 3,500.00 i spent on the car.
     
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    While in some instances and for some people you're right, thats not the point. There are some of us that have or have access to a facility, and all the tools necissary to do these builds and modifications. We enjoy learning from the experts and partaking in discussions and actually doing it ourself. With help from my father whom was a 25 year GM tech and parts and recommendations from Dave Husek I built my trans. I have beat the shit out of it for 2 years with low 11 sec power street and strip. When I decide to do mpre upgrades like billet input and output shaft, billet apply pistons, dual feed, etc I will be doing that myself too. Forums and tech posts like this and help from the pros you mention all aid in us "do it ourselvers" getting it done.

    There are those that are not detail oriented nor equipped to do this. They may fall into the catagory you mention.

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    Well, when I built my SBC engine a while back, my horsepower target was 375 and I had a turbo 350 trans and 3.70 rear gear. I originally wanted to go 700R4 for the steep first gear and the overdrive. Now I am thinking of going back to the turbo 301 turbo and I feel the 200 4R would be a better fit for the 301 turbo. I found this trans which was suppose to be from a running 86 Monte SS. Now I am just checking what I have and getting ready to put it in my car. I was planning on adding a new better oil pan and a 700R4 filter. I was look for tips for durability and performance enhancements to do while it was out. I would love to find a local trans shop that had a test fixture that could test it before I install it. But so far every trans place I talk to say "why waste my time with that trans". I like underdogs, just makes me want to use it more. Engine builder say the same thing about my 301 Turbo. That is why i started this post.
     
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    you are in the right place. And with a few upgrades 375hp should be no problem. On this mcss unit, does the servo number end in 692?
    have you looked into what parts you want to use and where to get them or are you going the gene route and sending it somewhere.
    I assembled mine too and have helped several others do theirs. I'll pm my number and we can we can exchange text if you want . I'm no pro or guru, just a cheap a$$ on a budget. Mine has been in the car several years and I'm still super happy with it. It is by far the longest lasting 2004r that has been in that trans tunnel.i replaced a 700r4 that was in the car about twenty years.
    let us know how we can help.
     
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    What are you building that has a 301 turbo? I rebuilt a 301 turbo for my 81 Firebird Formula. It brought me good money because the numbers matched.
     
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    I have a canadian 1981 Nascar Pace Car Turbo Trans Am.
     
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    If only charlief1 were still around. He had tricks for that turbo 301.
     
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    Be careful with that 301t the correct pistons and crankshaft for a build are almost obsolete. I got lucky with eBay a few years ago.
     

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