As you state, an aftermarket tranny cooler will save your transmission, and
add many miles to it's life. And also as you mention, overdrive towing is
strictly forbidden. The 700r4 is not a bad transmission, you just have to
know it's limitations. Also, if you do a lot of aftermarket improvement to
your engine, you'll want to beef up the 700r4, as there is a limit to the HP
it is rated for. If you are towing a lot, changing the filter/fluid will
also help extend the tranny life. But the cooler and not towing anything in
overdrive will do more for you than anything else. You can also get
aftermarket chips for your vehicle that'll modify when/how it shifts to
accommodate towing as well.
Ok I am going to have to check the glove box to check as to which one I
have. When I asked the gm mechanic he told me the 700r4. Hell I might have
the 4l60E as gary said. so what do I need to worry about if it is the
the newer 4T60E's are analogous to the Ferd AX4N............ustilizing a
one-way clutch in the low drum to over-run in third, instead of having to do
a 1-2 band release simultaneously with a 3rd clutch apply
makes for smoother upshifts and ass-kicking kick-downs
seen the info on the new Ford truck transmission ?
they took the E4OD, or 4R100 as its called now, and used a simple,
8-solenoid shift body, to make it a 6-speed
as Cartmans says 'KICK ASS !"
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