What trans 1K RWHP. Not 200 or 400

Boost231

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Wondering what people are using or what they would use for 1k rwhp. Not looking for a manual valve body want to put it in D and go.

I know a 200 can do it but looking at something more reliable

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Mr.Spool

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Wondering what people are using or what they would use for 1k rwhp. Not looking for a manual valve body want to put it in D and go.

I know a 200 can do it but looking at something more reliable

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If your rear gear is on the lower side,powerglide.4l80e is another option.200 can and will do 1000hp with the righ parts and builder.
 

Boost231

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I have a fully built 200 from Lonnie. It's been holding up good but it won't last like some of the other transmissions.

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boostingbuick

Going to be buried in this.
My vote is the 4L80E, but it will not fit without moving the floor some. Strong and reliable for a car that you can beat on and then drive it across the country.
 

Mr.Spool

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I have a fully built 200 from Lonnie. It's been holding up good but it won't last like some of the other transmissions.

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If you feel that way then I would advise you to go to a glide and drop the gear back,it robs alot less power/handles more power than a 4l80e.
 

Mr.Spool

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I have a fully built 200 from Lonnie. It's been holding up good but it won't last like some of the other transmissions.

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Give rossler a call and go through your goals,a terminator 3 should more than cover you from what I have seen in the cars up here
 

TexasT

Texas, Where are you from
What about a powerglide and gear vendors od unit? You can tailor the gear set in the glide, put as much power as you can make through it and shift it into od for the highway travel or wild top end.
Seems some are making headway with the ford 6r80 so the 6l80e couldn't be far behind if you are into fooling with a computer to shift it.
 

Reggie West

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Keep in mind I was told that the rpm is the deciding factor between a 200 and 4L80. The Stage motor will rev up to 8000 rpm and that kind of rpm causes the clutches to self apply.

A 200 would work IF the same power is being made under 6000 rpm so I am told. Make no mistake there is a difference in price between 200 and 4L80 so weigh your options accordingly. In my example, the 4L80 would work on the street and strip, fully programmable with the ECM being used at no extra cost and be less money than the 200.
 

Boost231

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Keep in mind I was told that the rpm is the deciding factor between a 200 and 4L80. The Stage motor will rev up to 8000 rpm and that kind of rpm causes the clutches to self apply.

A 200 would work IF the same power is being made under 6000 rpm so I am told. Make no mistake there is a difference in price between 200 and 4L80 so weigh your options accordingly. In my example, the 4L80 would work on the street and strip, fully programmable with the ECM being used at no extra cost and be less money than the 200.
Not sure what this new cam will shift at but around 7k I think. I'll be using this 200 for awhile longer. I'm just worried with the refresh I might push it past its limit. I will get it refreshed from Lonnie and speak to him about my next step forward

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Pronto

Chaos is a ladder.
There are lots of factors to consider. The 4l80 is heavier, bigger and needs a separate programmer unless you have a Holley ecm. Converters for them are more expensive than the most expensive ones for a 200. I wish a 200 could be converted to electronic to get rid of that stupid TV cable.
 

Chuck Leeper

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My stage only made 850 FW.
I had Sid Neal build a T400. Stock, for the most part. Converter restrictor, good q parts.
Ran it for a considerable time w/ slicks.. Street and track.
Only issue was the tail shaft bushing spun, and that was it, for issues.
It was FAR from $6K!
 
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