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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2000, 08:27 PM
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Opinions about auto. trans.

Hey whats going on tonight? heres the ? what auto. trans. would be beter in my jeep. I have a built 304 with a TF904 dana 300 and 35"s. I"ve heard that a 999 is a good choice. Also what about a converter.I live in Florida( no jokes the election is over)theres not much rock crawing here but alot of mud and gullies.Back to the 904 would it be cheaper to have it built stronger or look for a different trans.? Just thinking about a upgrade! Thanks

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-21-2000, 05:41 AM
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Re: Opinions about auto. trans.

Building a TF904 is like building a rocket powered Volkswagen Bug. It can be done, but why? By the time you've invested the time, money, and parts into the build... you could easily buy and install a TF727.... or if you want to spend a little more money adapt a TH400 on to the engine.

There is little difference beween the 904 and the 999, they share the same parts. The 999 has one more clutch disk... that's about it.

As for a converter, use the one that comes with the transmission you buy. Or buy a new one. Here you can also go a little crazy with lowering stall speeds, etc., so do you homework 'cuz there's lots of people out there who'd love to take you money and give you little value for it.

There are other transmission choices, but they will cost a little more. IMHO, if you're going to play in the mud with your larger tires, the TF904 will work, but only for a while, and then you'll be walking out to get parts and start all over again on a reubild.

Happy Holidays and Safe Jeepin'

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