Originally Posted by brenx
The big block owners aren't really looking at AOD's. I've seen people talking about AOD's that were fine in higher hp applications provided the OD wasn't used! WTF Whats the point having it. Apparently the OD gear can't handle much abuse at all.
It's best if you make your own judgement and deal with it if it's a bad one. As intended use varies and we always want more power
Hmmm well yaeh good point, but the way i was thinking of it was i could hammer it pretty well for 1st 2nd and 3rd, and mainly use the OD for cruising and long trips...
will have to just see how it pans out i think, as much as i like the sound of 3.5's or better i might have to settle for the FMX and 3:1's, i have faith in the good old FMX, it has handled alot so far without being touched (over 2 years) auto shops tell me that 1st and 2nd gear burnouts kill them pretty good, but i have done a fair few of both and its still alive, mabey its just luck, i dunno...
i got a C4 off my mate a few years back that he was pushing me to put in, stage 3 box (whatever the hell that equates to) and 2600stall, which i am kind of uncertain of as its the standard size (physically), and most high stalls i have seen get smaller as the stall goes up, its green, and has 2600 written on it,
said he had it in a car years back and it was a good box, which is why he kept it.
but am obviously not keen to put it in, if i was it would be in there by now..
how hard to come by are C6's for small block?, and what would one expect to pay for a 2nd hand one
Originally Posted by XFFAIRMONT
Not saying they are better and up to the user and use of the car to i suppose. But what about a toploader or tremek tko manual box? Will withstand plenty of power.
Id rather not go manual, i dont fancy changing clutches/ uni's/ Diffs any more than necessary... not to mention the price of a tremek tko.....